There are still some zucchini growing in my garden. I am a huge lover of dark chocolate. So… I want to share this muffin/cupcake recipe for anyone who wants to use up a zucchini and loves dark chocolate. You really can’t tell there is zuke in there. I could taste a faint banana flavor (knowing that I put one in there) but the really strong flavor is dark chocolate. To my mind they taste like a tender crumbed deep chocolate cupcakes. Yumm!
Easy recipe as long as you have a blender. Never baked using just a blender as my mixing device. Did you notice there is no flour in this recipe? The magic ingredient in my eyes is the almond butter. And probably that banana! FYI: I found this recipe somewhere on the net, can’t find it now that I deleted it. But I had made it once and had written down the recipe so here it is for you to whip up…as long as you got a blender….
Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
½ cup almond butter
1 ripe med banana
1 large egg
¼ cup honey
¼ cup cocoa
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. sea salt
1 cup shredded zucchini
Scant 1 cup dark chocolate chips plus extra for topping.
Put first 9 ingredients in blender, blend fully; put in mixing bowl; add zucchini and chocolate chips. Blend well.
Put into muffin cups; first set 12 liners, add 1-2 more choco chips on top after the batter is in the cups.
Bake 375 degree oven for 20 minutes
Cool in pan; best after aging: suggested you have willpower to hold out until 24 hours have passed….good luck with that!