We made it through the first week in September! Let's celebrate with delicious chocolate "dessert" with vegetables that may have tip toed into this batch. Te he.
When I was mapping out my blogging schedule for the next month or so, I really wanted to provide more of a variety here on The Kitcheneer. I love doing savory entrees, snacks, and soups. But sometimes we need chocolate in our lives! Am I right? Or am I right??
That's where these Chocolate Chip Zucchini Spice Muffins came from. And I love it when i can hide veggies in recipes. Especially for you moms out there who would love to get there kids to eat more greens. These muffins will do just that and I minimized the sugar in here too. I naturally sweetened these with maple syrup instead of plain old white sugar.
I figure these muffins would be perfect to launch on the blog this Friday as a lot of folks in Virginia are getting ready to send their kids back to school next week!
When I think of back to school foods, I always loved having a granola bar or a muffin as a quick run-out-the-door breakfast. As a kid, I would usually go for the blueberry or spice-like muffin. Hence, why I chose a spice muffin flavor here. It's subtle, sweet, and covers up any trace that there is zucchini in there. Also, the chocolate chips are an added bonus. 🙂
Zucchini in baked goods is pretty much the best thing ever:
- You get your greens in
- Keep that summer bod all through winter
- Use up that late summer produce
- It adds so much moisture to these muffins that that alone is worth adding them in.
The muffin batter is one that I use most times: whole wheat and all purpose flour blend, greek yogurt, coconut oil, and milk.
I just added some spices like allspice, cinnamon, and a hint of nutmeg.
For some natural sweetness I added some maple syrup and honey.
Some shredded zucchini for moisture and of course the healthyness of it all
And finally a sprinkle of chocolate chips because it's Friday! Treat yo self!
As I mentioned earlier, these muffins have sneaky veggies in them, packed with flavor, CHOCOLATE, and perfect for grab and go breakfast or a quick afternoon snack for the kids. Either way you gotta try these!