What happens when you take shredded zucchini...
...and combine it with chocolate?
You get these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!
My friend, Deb at Homespun Living recently shared the recipe and I have already made them several times!
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
(adapted from a recipe in British Country Living magazine)
6 oz dark chocolate (70%) ( I used 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips)
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped (I substituted chocolate chips)
1 cup finely grated zucchini
2 medium eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
Melt chocolate in double boiler~keep warm. Whisk together eggs and oil; blend in the melted chocolate; add the grated zucchini. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda; add the sugar and the dried cherries. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Pour into 12 prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 - 30 minutes, until risen and skewer comes out clean.
The zucchini seems to melt away and all is left is a rich, moist, brownie like muffin.
Thank you for the wonderful recipe, Deb!
Recipe reprinted with permission.