15 July 2011

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins


They're here! Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins, hot and fresh out of the oven! 


Bonus: These muffins are gluten and dairy-free, made with brown rice flour


Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins


2 cups shredded zucchini
3/4 cup cane sugar
1 large egg (or egg-free sub)
1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg 
Dash of ground cloves
1/2 tsp sea salt


Directions: 
A. preheat oven to 385 Fahrenheit
B. combine flour, sugar, baking soda + powder,
 spices, and salt together in a large mixing bowl 
C. shred 1 large zucchini (approximately 2 cups) using a
 grater, slicer, processor, or preferably, a vegetable spiralizer
D. in a separate bowl, beat egg, then stir in apple sauce,
 almond milk, vanilla, lemon zest + lemon juice
E. add the shredded zucchini and gently mix
F. combine this wet mixture with your dry mixture, along with 
the chocolate chips, slowly stirring and folding (without over-mixing)
G. generously scoop batter into muffin tins 
(i like to over-fill the pan to create large muffin caps)
H. bake for 25 minutes


Let cool for 10-15 minutes


I decided to add spices and lemon which proved to 
be successful, giving these muffins a huge flavor boost


About 265 calories per muffin, along with a dose of greens :)


According to Mom, "Kelsey, these are the best muffins you've made yet!!!" *gasp*


Yields 9-10 large or 12 regular sized muffins

41 comments:

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes said... [reply]

Yum. I am speechless! these are fantastic. Now I know what I am doing with all my zucchini today!!

Jessica said... [reply]

These look BEYOND DELICIOUS Kelsey!
If I had an oven I would make these...so I sent the recipe to my mom! ;)

Keep up the creative and healthy recipes!!!
xo

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said... [reply]

Oh my gosh, Kelsey, they look so good! I've been missing your jumbo muffin recipes :D

Tip Top Shape said... [reply]

They look amazing!!! And I just so happen to have some brown rice flour that I need to use up! Perfect!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said... [reply]

Sigh... this makes me wish I hadn't of inhaled the zucchini bread my old roommate sent me a couple weeks ago...

I don't understand how zucchini is so versatile, but refuse to question it!

Erica said... [reply]

oh my drool. Look at those muffin tops!! These looks amazing

thefirstkitchen.com said... [reply]

Kelsey, your muffins always look SO delicious! Can't wait to eat these :)

Keia Kato-Berndt said... [reply]

wow, these look fantastic! can't wait to try them :)

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

You muffins always make me want to be a better muffin maker! They look amazing!

Alaina Rose said... [reply]

Beautiful muffins! Super sexy ;-) I've made a few different zucchini muffins lately. I may have to try your recipe too. I can't find enough ways to use up all our zucchini from the garden! :-) Have a beautiful day, love! <3

vicky, the QUEEN OF SCIENCE. said... [reply]

OMG YUMMY. <3

Kayla said... [reply]

Another delicious muffin creation from Kelsey! These look amazing!

Kath (My Funny Little Life) said... [reply]

Baking with zucchini? Fancy! :D

Chelsea said... [reply]

Thanks for the shout out girl! :) Your version looks amazing - especially the chocolate chips! I'm definitely going to have to try it that way next time.

missymiller said... [reply]

You give "muffin top"...a good name.

Danielle said... [reply]

Those look delicious! I think I love anything with chocolate chips :) Thanks for stopping by my blog btw!

Shannon said... [reply]

these make me want to play with the brown rice flour i picked up awhile ago :) they look awesome. and i have plenty of zucchini!!

Meister @ The Nervous Cook said... [reply]

Man, these look awesome! Can't wait until I'm overloaded with zucchini...

Jayme said... [reply]

Ok...whoa! Zucchini in muffins, I never would have thought! These look so good!

yummychunklet said... [reply]

Yay! This sound so good! I'll have to give them a try soon!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Your muffins are shaped so nicely! When I make muffins, they never look like that.

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish said... [reply]

These look absolutely fantastic, Kelsey! Zucchini bread has always been a favorite of mine, so I have no doubt that I'm going to loooove these. I've never baked with brown rice flour, mainly because I thought I needed to combine it with guar guam and/or xantham gum, which I don't usually have sitting around. But I see that this recipe doesn't call for either! Woot woot! When I return from my trip, these will most definitely be baking in my oven. Can't wait!

I know you've been told this 3789234 times, but I really think you should consider opening up a bakery. Especially one that carries delicious gluten free baked goods. There is a huge need!

Sending hugs your way! xoxo

allieksmith said... [reply]

Oh. my. gosh. These look SO good!!!

Laura said... [reply]

I just bought brown rice flour 2 days ago to make gluten-free cookies for a friend annnnnnd now I know exactly what I'm doing with the leftovers... WOW!!

Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) said... [reply]

Have I ever mentioned you're a baking magician? No? Well consider it said because it is so true!! :) Your muffins look INCREDIBLE!!!! I want one right. now. Please send me one? ;) And I definitely agree with Sara above that you should open a bakery. I'll be your first customer ;)

<3 <3

damnthefreshman15 said... [reply]

These look really good! I just got some brown rice syrup -- is there any way to adjust it to accommodate a liquid sweetener?

miri leigh said... [reply]

These look wonderful and you take SUCH beautiful pics!

sheila @ Elements said... [reply]

Wow!! They're so big and bursting with chocolate chips! I would love to make this! Sounds yummy!! :)

Mari said... [reply]

They look irresistable. I am sure the combination of chocolate and zucchini goes well together. Thanks for this awesome recipe.

Have a great weekend ;)

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

As always, another beautiful muffin creation. You can never go wrong with chocolate chip, especially if it helps you consume your veggies ;)

persnicketyhall said... [reply]

Yum! Thanks for sharing this! I'll definitely be making these soon. :)

LyddieGal said... [reply]

Those look pretty tasty! I've only ever had chocolate chip zucchini cake.

Chic on the Cheap

Amy said... [reply]

Holy deliciousness these look good :) Perfect post run snack, wheat free (perfect for me!) and with a hidden boost of greens. Great recipe, on the list to try :)

vergingonserious said... [reply]

Those look delicious! I love your pics. I love your blog title too, super cute!

Emma- Microcosm of Life said... [reply]

Hooray for mom approval! You know you have a good muffin when the top part is bigger than the bottom. These definitely look bakery-worthy! :)

Ashlei said... [reply]

I bet those would make some mighty delicious cookies!

Jeanne said... [reply]

Wow! These do look delicious! Just perfect for all the surplus zucchini from the garden. :)

Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola said... [reply]

Omigosh these look absolutely incredible!!!!I am a total squash lover and the slightly melted chocolate chips are swoon-worthy. Do you think they would be ok if I cut down the sugar though? Or maybe used a blend of stevia/sugar?

Felicia (Natural + Balanced) said... [reply]

making these today :) will probably add lemon zest and poppyseeds! yum!

Kristin said... [reply]

Yum those sound SO good!

Michelle said... [reply]

mmm those look so tasty :)

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