Who doesn’t want to start the day with chocolate zucchini muffins! Chocolate can actually be healthy if you are eating it the right way (without tons of sugar). It contains Phenylethylamine (PEA), which is the chemical known to inspire happiness, clear-mindedness, focus, and wakefulness. Zucchini is high in mood-boosting folate, fibre, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. These muffins are sweetened with honey and packed with healthy fat from coconut oil and walnuts. Chocolate zucchini muffins are sure to boost your mood, especially when paired with a cup of tea!
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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Serving size: 12
- 2 egg
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot
- 1 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
- 4 tsp vanilla
- 2 zucchini, roughly 2 cups grated
- 2 cup spelt flour
- 1.5 cups cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a muffin tin with silicone liners.
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl and beat well. Add the honey, coconut oil, almond milk and vanilla and continue to beat. Fold in the zucchini and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold in 1/2 cup walnuts. Stir just until mixed.
- Spoon mixture into muffin liners, top with remaining walnuts and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the chocolate zucchini muffins comes out clean.
FOR 2 MUFFINS: CALORIES: 501, FAT: 33 g, SAT. FAT: 24 g, CARBS: 57 g, FIBER: 11 g, SUGARS: 32 g, PROTEIN: 11 g, SODIUM: 470 mg, CHOLESTEROL: 55 mg