Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

While driving by my old neighborhood last week, my kids said they missed living next to our amazing neighbors Jack and Mary. They were always so sweet to all of us and Jack never failed to put bags of fresh produce on our fence from his amazing garden. In the fall, they would bring us loaves of the most delicious chocolate zucchini bread that my kids absolutely loved. My daughter asked if I could try to make Jack & Mary’s yummy zucchini bread so I went in search of a recipe and found one on Joy of Baking that looked good. I adapted the recipe to make muffins so I wouldn’t have to heat up the house with the oven on for an hour. This recipe turned out to be great! Both of my kids loved these moist and delicious muffins and said they were as good as Jack & Mary’s bread ~ I took that as a huge compliment! Thanks for the inspiration Jack & Mary.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.

Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl, stir until well combined. Toss in the chocolate chips and mix.

Whisk together the eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla together until well combined. Add the zucchini and mix. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just combined. Spoon evenly into the muffin tin.

Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before placing them on a cooling rack to continue cooling. Serve & enjoy.

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Yield: 12

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 20-25 min.

Total Time: 30-35 min.

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups shredded raw zucchini

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.

Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl, stir until well combined. Toss in the chocolate chips and mix.

Whisk together the eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla together until well combined. Add the zucchini and mix. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just combined. Spoon evenly into the muffin tin.

Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before placing them on a cooling rack to continue cooling. Serve & enjoy.

Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Joy of Baking
Inspired by Jack and Mary