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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with Dried Cherries have a hint of spice and are richly satisfying -a delicious treat with a bit of healthy tucked inside!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with Dried Cherries

  • Author: Tonia Schemmel | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

A delicious treat with a bit of healthy tucked inside, Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with Dried Cherries have a hint of spice and are richly satisfying.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose white wheat flour (202 grams)
  • 1/2 cup raw cocoa powder (38 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder, optional (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil or other neutral flavored oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (the darker the better)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare muffin tins with a light coating of oil or oil the papers if using.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and chipotle powder.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together avocado oil, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until thoroughly mixed.  Then fold grated zucchini in.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet, including dried cherries and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips.  Gently folding in, trying not to over mix.
  5. Scoop into muffin tins filling to a 1/2″ of the top.  Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  6. Bake 20-22 minutes.

Notes

Chipotle powder gives a nice smoky bite.  Or try cayenne, Aleppo, or ancho powder.  Adjust amount to taste.

These are best when fresh.  Day old, try cutting in half and toasting!

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