Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
 
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Zucchini chocolate muffins get a healthy makeover! Made with whole wheat flour and no butter or refined sugars. You're going to love these perfectly moist, insanely delicious muffins!
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Recipe type: Muffins, Healthy Muffins
Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, that's been squeezed of excess moisture (from about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1 ripe mashed banana (or you can use 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup regular or mini chocolate chips, dairy free if desired
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners and generously spray inside of liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini of excess water with a paper towel. This is important, so don’t forget!
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add coconut oil, honey/maple syrup, vanilla, egg; mix on medium-low until smooth and well combined. Add in shredded zucchini, banana (or applesauce) and almondmilk; mix again. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Evenly divide batter into prepared liners. Bake 22-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. After 5 minutes, remove muffins and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!
Notes
To keep muffins dairy free, use dairy free chocolate chips.

I love adding a few extra chocolate chips (2-3) on top of each muffin before baking to make them look pretty, but it's up to you!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 160 Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 14g Fiber: 2.3g Protein: 3.4g
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen at https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/healthy-double-chocolate-zucchini-muffins/