Are these oil free double chocolate chip zucchini muffins breakfast or dessert? You decide! Filled with vegetables for a healthier muffin.
Dish Count :: 1 Grater, 2 Mixing Bowls, 1 Muffin Pin
*Opens eyes. Blinks. Looks around* Where am I? What year is it?
It’s been a little while, friends. I’m sorry. This whole cookbook business is getting crazy. On top of the already-crazy that’s been happening in our lives. And we are just getting back into a normal routine? I say that as a question, because I truthfully don’t even know what normal is anymore. Someone may have to sit me down and ratchet me to a chair for me to sit still. The to-do lists are growing, and continually being added to. Nothing is being struck off the list.
And yet, my motivation is like a puppy hiding under the bed from a scary vaccuum of doom. It’s not coming out.
But these muffins are!! If that is all my motivation can muster, it’s a good trade.
Two weeks ago we celebrated our anniversary – four years! – and my blessedly sweet, over accomodating mother in law made sure to send us home with a plastic grocery bag full of zucchini from the garden. After so many ways of steaming them, and zoodling them, I needed muffins. And chocolate.
I have no time for this healthy stuff. Or, rather, I’m going to start bingeing on chocolate in preparation for Whole30 September that my best friend has somehow guilted me into.
Because ya know, bingeing is a super productive and healthy thing to do when you know you are going to be without chocolate, cheese, carbs, or hummus for 30 dang days! That is like my four basic food groups right there! Oh, wine. Duh, five.
And now I realize why it’s probably a good idea for me to eliminate them for 30 days… But until then, can I just have another muffin?
These are oil free. I know, they aren’t butter free. But some people have objections to oil, some to butter, and I figured it’s best to be transparent and just let all who worry about oil in their foods know, these are oil free. And you won’t miss it one bit.
I used a whole pound of zucchini in these. One trick to keep in mind is the squeeze your zucchini dry with paper towels and remove the excess moisture. These muffins didn’t feel soggy or anything like zucchini bread has a tendency to do. And the addition of cinnamon with the chocolate is aces! So if you’re lucky enough for your overly accommodating mother in law to give you 10 pounds of zucchini from her garden. Use one pound for these muffins.