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Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins
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Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins

Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 24 minutes • Serves: 12

12 foil baking cups
Nonstick cooking spray
1-1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large banana, mashed
1 large egg
1 cup unpacked shredded zucchini, squeezed to remove moisture (about 1 medium zucchini)
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1.Preheat oven to 350°. Line standard 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups; spray cups with cooking spray.

2.In medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, whisk banana, egg, zucchini, yogurt, honey and oil until combined; add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips; divide into prepared cups.

3.Bake 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 muffin):
166 Calories, 7g Fat (5g Saturated), 16mg Cholesterol,
164mg Sodium, 27g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 13g Sugars, 5g Protein

Dietitian’s Dish:
Zucchini offers big benefits without a lot of calories. It’s high in fiber, packed with moisture, plus has antioxidants like lutein and vitamins A, E and C. Eating a bit more zucchini may just help keep your skin healthier.

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