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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Yield : 10 muffins

INGREDIENTS:

1 and 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp instant espresso powder
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line 10 muffin tins with cupcake liners. Set aside. Place the shredded zucchini on a couple paper towels and pat with additional paper towels to absorb some of the moisture

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and instant espresso togehter. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and lightly whisk until combined.

Using a rubber spatula, fold in the zucchini the chocolate chips by hand. Mix just until evenly mixed. Divide the batter evenly among the 10 muffins tins and stick a few extra chocoalte chips onto the top of each muffin. Bake for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and continue to bake for another 15 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Check your muffins around 12 minutes and every minute until 15 because you definitely do not want these to dry out! Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

source : ericasweettooth

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