Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Zucchini Nut Chocolate Muffins

If you have more zucchini than you know what to do with (a lot of people do this time of year), try this muffin recipe.

2 1/2 c. flour                                Misty
4 TBSP cocoa pwd
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c. milk
1/4 tsp white vinegar
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 c. grated zucchini
1 c. chocolate chips

Heat oven to 325.
Line 2 cupcake pans with wrappers.
In medium size bowl, blend flour, cocoa, soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside. Stir together milk and vinegar in a small bowl; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter, oil and sugar on medium high speed for 3 min. or until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined.
Add milk mixture and beat well.
On low speed, gradually add flour mixture; beat until just combined.
Stir in zucchini and 1/2 c. chocolate chips.
Fill prepared cups 2/3 full (1/4 c) and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 c. chips and the nuts.
Bake at 325 for 20-28 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

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