Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

I took hiatus in the Summer but I’m back baking and looking at my crock pot again. I don’t know if it is the crisp fall air or the changing of the leaves that gets me in the mood for some baking. šŸ™‚

My husband’s cousin was gracious enough to give us a fresh Zuccinni out of their garden. All you have to do is grate 1 cup of Zuccinni and the rest is science.

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Fresh Grated Zuccinni

Ingredients

Brown Sugar Oat Topping

  • 2/3 cups of quick oats
  • 1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Muffins

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup of packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of apple sauce
  • 1 cup of grated zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and apply a cooking spray toĀ a non-stick baking muffin pan. I made my muffins big and sprayed 10 out of the 12 muffin cups. Set aside

To make the topping mix together the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. I used my hands mixing the topping until it crumbles. Stir in the chocolate chips and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together the beaten egg, brown sugar, granulated sugar, oil,Ā apple sauce, zuccinni and vanilla.

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Zuccinni right out of the garden.

In a large bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate chips together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients a mix with a fork until combined.

Fill 10 muffin cups to the top. Press the topping onto each muffin, make sure there is chocolate chips included. Ā Bake for 5 minutes at 425 and turn down the oven and bake for another 15 – 20 minutes. Check them with a toothpick after 15 minutes and if the middle doesn’t come out clean put them back for another 5 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and transport to a rack and let cool until ready to eat.

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Mmmmmmm… The kids won’t even know the muffins have veggies hidden inside. šŸ™‚
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*Variations to this recipe are: Add nuts (we are a nut free home) Instead of 1/4 cup of oil and 1/4 cup of apple sauce you can add all oil or all apple sauce.
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4 thoughts on “Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

  1. Actually the contest is based on certain ingredients and how creatively incorporate it..but really glad u brought this to the contest..but I will not be judging it..hope you save this fr the time when the ingredient is zucchini…truly love the creativity šŸ˜Š..this week’s ingredient is chickpeas btwā˜ŗ…There is time till sat if u want to take partā˜ŗ

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