Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins ~ Muffin Monday

by FoodBabbles on October 3, 2011

This week we were all presented with a recipe for zucchini muffins. I remember growing up my dad and grandfather both used to make zucchini bread. In fact, I can’t remember having zucchini bread in many many years. So I was immediately excited to make these muffins. The recipe looked wonderful just the way it was with tons of shredded zucchini which makes for an incredibly moist muffin as well as buttermilk which lately, I have been putting into just about everything.

Even though these muffins sounded good all on their own, I decided to give mine a bit of a sweet spin. I added in a little cinnamon, a hint of nutmeg and then just cause chocolate makes everything a little more special… I added in some mini chocolate chips.

Once they came out of the oven and cooled, Maddy and I sampled the first one. Delicious!! As expected, these lightly spiced sweet little muffins were so incredibly moist. This week’s muffins will be gone quickly for sure!

Enjoy!

~K

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins  Adapted from 1 Mix, 100 Muffins

Makes about 18 muffins

3 cups grated zucchini

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 large eggs

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pan with muffin liners.

- Squeeze as much moisture out of the zucchini as possible.

- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

- In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add the sugar, vanilla, buttermilk and oil. Stir to combine.

- Stir in the zucchini.

- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently stir until moistened.

- Fold in the chocolate chips.

- Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.

- Cool on a wire rack.

- Enjoy!

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Carrie @ poet in the pantry October 3, 2011 at 12:12 am

Chocolate chips make everything better. :)

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FoodBabbles October 3, 2011 at 9:59 am

I couldn’t agree more :) They’re kinda like bacon that way.

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Barbara | Creative Culinary October 3, 2011 at 12:22 am

I’ve made zucchini bread for years but never have tried the chocolate infusion. If you say so…then guess I must try huh? They sure look great.

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FoodBabbles October 3, 2011 at 9:59 am

Thanks Barb! The chocolate chips were a nice touch, I thought. :)

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Baker Street October 3, 2011 at 1:54 am

I always add chocolate to my zucchini bread! The muffins look perfect and delicious! Glad you enjoyed them! :)

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FoodBabbles October 3, 2011 at 9:59 am

I thought the chocolate would be a nice addition… turned out great!

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dudut @mytwistedrecipe October 3, 2011 at 4:32 am

love the addition of chocolates :) they look great too!

happy to be baking with you :p

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FoodBabbles October 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

Thanks!

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elena @3greenonions October 3, 2011 at 4:39 am

another chocolate chip version:) When will I find the time to try making all of these delicious muffin versions?:) Great to have baked with you:) Happy #muffinmonday!

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FoodBabbles October 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

Happy Monday to you too!!

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Anita Menon October 3, 2011 at 8:09 am

Chocolate and zucchini are perfect. Beautiful muffins.

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FoodBabbles October 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

Thanks Anita!

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Stay-At-Home-Chef October 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

Wow – love how you, me and Aimee were TOTALLY on the same page this week! The muffin wrappers you use are beautifully! Happy Muffin Monday :)

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Aimee White (@Food_Je_tAimee) October 3, 2011 at 5:17 pm

So funny! Agree with Jasmine :) Great minds!

When I hear zucchini, I also immediately think chocolate! A match made in heaven and a great balance of flavours. I love that you can see little flecks of the spices in your muffins, too! Gorgeous!

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Barbie @ Miss Adventure October 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I was afraid that I’ll be the only one baking with chocolate added to my muffins… But hey! There are a few handful of us here!

Your muffins look absolutely beautiful, if I didn’t know they had zucchini, I would’ve gobbled them right on. :D

Happy Monday!

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Let Me Eat Cake October 4, 2011 at 2:23 am

looks incredible, like mini zucchini breads. Love the addition of chocolate and nutmeg perfect for the Fall!

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carolineadobo October 4, 2011 at 3:58 am

Chocolate pairs well with anything, even vegetables :) The muffins look great!

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Yuri October 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I love how some of you got inspired with chocolate! Beautiful muffins and gorgeous muffin cups :)

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FoodBabbles October 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Thanks Yuri!

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Rivki Locker October 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Love the touch of cinnamon.

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FoodBabbles October 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Thanks! The spices really did add a nice touch to them.

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Claire @ Blueberry Muffins October 6, 2011 at 4:25 am

Nutmeg and chocolate chips…Now, I’m really curious. Gotta try this asap and I bet kids will enjoy these Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins!

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FoodBabbles October 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I know that Maddy just gobbled them up! Hope you enjoy them.

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