Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

There are still some zucchini growing in my garden.  I am a huge lover of dark chocolate. So… I want to share this muffin/cupcake recipe for anyone who wants to use up a zucchini and loves dark chocolate.  You really can’t tell there is zuke in there. I could taste a faint banana flavor (knowing that I put one in there) but the really strong flavor is dark chocolate. To my mind they taste like a tender crumbed deep chocolate cupcakes.  Yumm!

Easy recipe as long as you have a blender. Never baked using just a blender as my mixing device. Did you notice there is no flour in this recipe?  The magic ingredient in my eyes is the almond butter.  And probably that banana!  FYI: I found this recipe somewhere on the net, can’t find it now that I deleted it.  But I had made it once and had written down the recipe so here it is for you to whip up…as long as you got a blender….

 

Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients

½ cup almond butter

1 ripe med banana

1 large egg

¼ cup honey

¼ cup cocoa

2 tbsp. chia seeds

1 tsp. vanilla extract

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. sea salt

1 cup shredded zucchini

Scant 1 cup dark chocolate chips plus extra for topping.

Put first 9 ingredients in blender, blend fully; put in mixing bowl; add zucchini and chocolate chips.  Blend well.

Put into muffin cups;  first set 12 liners, add 1-2 more choco chips on top after the batter is in the cups.

Bake 375 degree oven for 20 minutes

Cool in pan; best after aging: suggested you have willpower to hold out until 24 hours have passed….good luck with that!

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