How To Hide Veggies- 101… Grate the vegetable into foods and add chocolate so your kids don’t know they are eating veggies… I really have a habit of hiding good-for-you foods into treats. That way, I don’t feel guilty about eating them. I also don’t feel guilty about giving them to my grandchildren.
Haha, you can even top them with my Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting just to get in more veggies!
Seriously though, these Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are fantastic!! I have even made it into loaves. Tastes like chocolate cake and we all know how much I LOVE chocolate! Mmmm I even took a loaf camping with me last weekend. Everyone loved it.
Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins/ Loaves (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Egg Free/ Refined Sugar Free)
1/2 c. raw cacao or cocoa
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. palm sugar
1/2 c. ground flax
1/4 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce
2 – 2 1/2 c. shredded green or yellow zucchini ***
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
3/4 c. milk alternative
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. chopped dairy free dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 400 degrees for muffins/ 350 degrees for loaf
In a medium size bowl whisk together, flour, cocoa, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, palm sugar and flax. Set aside.
In another medium size bowl stir together coconut oil, apple sauce, zucchini, milk alt., and vanilla. Add in powder mixture and stir until just mixed. Add in chocolate.
Divide batter into twelve greased muffin tins or one loaf pan. Bake for 20 -22 minutes for muffins, 50-60 minutes for loaf, 40-50 minutes for 9X9″ cake or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins or one loaf. Will last three days in a sealed container on counter. Freezes well.
*** When I freeze my zucchini, I put 2 1/2 cups per package. Defrost and squeeze out excess liquid. ***
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