Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

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I had a lot of Zucchini from out CSA this past week, and after shredding it earlier this week to make quesadillas with it, I decided to use the rest for zucchini muffins.  I wanted something that was sweet enough to eat for dessert, because that is something I do tend to eat every night, yet healthy enough to have for breakfast- or my mid morning snack.  These are what I came up with!

Ingredients-

 

1 cup whole wheat flour- or flour of choice if trying to keep gluten free

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

dash of salt

1/2 cup unsweetened 100% raw cocoa powder

2 eggs

1/2 cup honey, although I used a little less due to the chocolate

1.5 cups shredded zucchini

1/2 cup coconut oil in liquid form

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup chocolate chips- I used Enjoy Life Mini Chips which are non dairy, non nuts, non soy

Directions-

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter muffin tin, or use muffin wrappers.

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In large bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.  Add chocolate chips and mix until everything is combined.

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In another large bow whisk eggs, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla until all mixed.  Add zucchini and continue mixing until all zucchini is covered.

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Add the powder mixture and stir until all powder is covered in liquid mixture.  Do not over mix.

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Fill up muffin tins- 1/4-1/2 depending on the size you want.  Put in oven and bake for 18 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out smooth.

**These are pretty chocolate-ly- if you do not want too much chocolate, I would skip out on the extra chocolate chips.

When you take the time to make your own foods, you know exactly what is being put into your body- and for that, your body will thank you!  Remember to always eat for your body!

~Enjoy

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