ZUCCHINI PROVIDES THE MOISTNESS IN CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS WITH GRANOLA. IN FACT, THESE MUFFINS WILL BECOME MORE MOIST AS THEY AGE. IF YOU’RE A CHOCOHOLIC LIKE I AM, YOU’LL LOVE THESE MUFFINS.
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with Granola
It is hard to come up with new and interesting ways to use the zucchini from the garden once they start coming on. This recipe was actually created to mimic carrot cake which I love. I knew that the zucchini would add moistness to this recipe. In fact, as the muffins age, the muffins become more moist. And what could be easier than starting with a devil’s food cake mix?
I actually made these muffins while visiting my son, daughter-in-law and grandson in Virginia recently, and they were a hit. So you know they have to be quick and easy. With a little tweaking to the recipe on the back of the cake mix box, you will have these muffins made in a jiffy.
These muffins really do not have to be limited to breakfast. In fact, I was snacking on them the whole time we were in Virginia. If you like chocolate, you will love these muffins; if you like zucchini bread, you will love these muffins. With the chocolate on chocolate, you get a double dose of chocolatey goodness! Are you looking for another muffin flavor? Try my Cherry Muffins with Coconut Topping. My Recipes has a post for 32 Must-Try Breakfast Muffins you may be interested in. Get your veggies in muffin form with these rich Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with Granola.
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Get your veggies in muffin form with these rich treats!
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1 box devil's food cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 3/4 cups double chocolate chunk granola
- 1 cup chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl, grate the zucchini. Add all the remaining ingredients except the granola to the bowl. If adding the chocolate chips, add them now. Mix by hand until well combined.
If you wish, line the muffin tins with paper liners that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Fill each cup 2/3 full with the mix. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of granola on top of each muffin.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until the top is set.
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