Wednesday, September 16, 2009

chocolate zucchini nib muffins

I saw this recipe on La Fuji Mama and had to try it...well, I used her idea but turned it into muffins instead of cake.

I thought, instead of making a whole cake, making 6 muffins would be somewhat "figure friendly".

So, I went to a basic muffin recipe that I normally use and added chocolate chips, cocoa powder, zucchini & some cacao nibs.

The results was a fairly moist muffin.

Chocolate Zucchini Nib Muffins--makes 6

6 grams baking powder
140 grams flour
10 grams unsweetened cocoa powder, I used Droste
1 egg
80 grams sugar
50 grams butter, measured then melted
70 mililiters milk
40 grams grated zucchini
20 grams chocolate chips
1 handful of cacao nibs

Sift the baking powder, flour and cocoa, set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
In another bowl, beat the egg and sugar for about 2 minutes.
Add the milk and melted butter, beat for another 10-15 seconds.
Add the zucchini, nibs and chocolate to the the sifted dry ingredients and add to the egg mixture.

Stir with a spatula and mix until just incorporated.
Fill 6 muffin papers as evenly as possible.
Bake for 25 minutes.

NOTES: Maybe I should have added more zucchini because you can't taste the zucchini at all. (Or maybe you aren't supposed to be able to taste it?) It is a great way to get your veggies in and it makes a perfect snack or breakfast on the run. I would definitely make this again.


Tamakikat said...

To Kat,

I like that these muffins came out moist and you couldn't taste the zucchini but what I want to know is...

...could you taste the chocolate?

A sleep and chocolate deprived TK:)

jessiev said...

YUM!! these look fantastic. thanks for sharing!

Talita said...

Yummm... I love chocolate and zuchinni together!

K and S said...

oh yeah, you could really taste the chocolate TK :) hope you get some rest and chocolate soon!

you are welcome Jessiev!

Talita, it is a great combo isn't it?

Take care everyone :)

Rowena... said...

In response to what Tamakikat said...

How's about smearing some rich chocolate frosting on that? Obviously, I am not too concerned about figure-friendly anything. I need carbs! It's getting cooler around here :-(

Debinhawaii said...

Yum! Looks like a great way to use some of that box of cacao nibs I have.

K and S said...

mmm time Rowena :)

Debinhawaii, I throw a handful into almost everything I bake :)

Take care you two.

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing! I always wondered if you could taste the zucchini in these kinds of baked goods. Sounds great!! :)

K and S said...

hope you get a chance to try something with zucchini in it Lori :)

Take care.