Wicked Good Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
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Serves: 24
 
Dark chocolate and olive oil muffins are super moist with the addition of zucchini!
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups white whole wheat flour + 2 Tbs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp instant coffee crystals
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 5 ounces Semi-Sweet chocolate, melted & cooled slightly
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups Hershey's Special dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 24 muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together, flours, baking soda dn powder, salt, instant coffee, sugars,ginger and cinnamon.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In medium bowl, Whisk together oil. eggs and vanilla until very well combined -- 2 minutes.
  5. Slightly press zucchini to drain some of the juice off. You don't want the zucchini to be dry but you don't want too much excess liquid.
  6. Add zucchini to dry ingredients and toss to coat.
  7. Pour melted chocolate into bowl with dry ingredients.
  8. Add oil mixture and gently fold everything together until well combined.
  9. Using a large scooper, fill muffin tins.
  10. Bake in top third of preheated oven at 425 degrees for 9 minutes.
  11. Turn oven down to 325 degrees and continue baking for 9 more minutes. (Do not open the oven!)
  12. Remove tins from oven and place on wire rack while you carefully remove each muffin (a spoon is helpful to loosen and lift them).
  13. Cool on racks and store in airtight containers at room temp up to 2 days or in fridge for 3-4.
  14. These muffins also freeze well. Allow to cool completely before packing in freezer bags.
Notes

~You can replace half the oil with unsweetened applesauce, if you like.

~I think ½ - 1 cup chopped nuts would be amazing stirred into these muffins!

Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at http://ahensnest.com/2012/10/wicked-chocolate-zucchini-muffins.html