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Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
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Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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Whenever I make these muffins, I freeze several. As I'm leaving for work in the morning, I pull one out and enjoy it at the office with a cup of coffee. -Janet Pierce DeCori, Rockton, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 234 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat the egg, oil, milk, lemon juice and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and walnuts. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through.
    Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins in Country Extra July 1995, p49


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cookb4
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"My only change to the recipe was to add more chocolate chips, and we loved them!! So did our neighbors that I shared them with."

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LaceyRaeK
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"These are amazing and wonderful. I used applesauce instead of oil and added some Chia seeds and flaxseed, going to make some with raisins next time and see how that is! Thank you so much for the recipe!!"

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s_pants
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"These are good, but I enjoy zucchini bread better."

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kallsmom
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"Was not sure my children would like this but they ate them up!!"

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ShannonMLeger
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"These muffins are delicious! Moist and soft with just the right amount of sweetness from the chocolate chips. The cinnamon tastes wonderful with the chocolate chips and the toasted flavour of the walnuts really take it over the top! Wonderful snack or breakfast treat anytime but especially late summer/early fall. Great way to use up excess zucchini from the garden!"

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"I added extra zucchini (1 1/2 cups as one rave reviewer did) and the texture was a bit weird. The taste was yummy, though. I will try it again and only use 1 cup of zucchini."

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Angel182009
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"This recipe was quick and easy and the muffins turned out very moist! My husband was impressed because you couldn't even tell zucchini was in it. I will definitely be making these again!"

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rwippel
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"These are very moist and very delicious :)"

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robink72
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"I love these muffins. I've made them for friends and family and shared them at work. My teammate requested that I bring them again. I won a champion ribbon when I entered them at our community fair two years ago."

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CindeeRoo
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Y U M M Y !! This recipe is a keeper. I'm not a great cook, okay ... I'm not even a good cook :P So I've searched high and low for muffin and bread recipes that will help me fake it. I made muffins and then bread from the same recipe and my family devoured them. I made slight changes by adding an entire shredded zucchini and I still couldn't taste the zucchini. Not that I mind the taste but I love making yummy treats that my son will eat but doesn't know he's eating veggies :D Also, I added carob chips replacing the chocolate since I'm allergic to milk. They were fantastic! I'll be making more over the holidays to give as gifts :)"

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