Healthy Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe (adapted from ambitiouskitchen.com)

 Prep time: 10 minutes

 Cook time: 20-25 minutes

 Servings: 12

 

Ingredients:

– 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

– 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

– 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

– 2 small to medium ripe bananas, mashed

– 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil

– 1/4 cup honey

– 1 teaspoon vanilla

– 2 egg whites

– 1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini after the water has been squeezed from it)

– 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

– 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt

– 1/2 cup mini or regular chocolate chips

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners and generously spray inside of liners with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini of excess water with a paper towel! This is an important step, once the water is squeezed out, re-measure to make sure it is 1 cup.
  3. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon; set aside.
  4. In bowl add the mashed banana, oil, honey, vanilla and eggs; mix until smooth. Add in zucchini, applesauce, and yogurt and beat again until well combined. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Remember not to over mix the batter — it helps them stay moist! Gently fold in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  5. Evenly divide batter into muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from muffin tin and place on rack to cool.  Enjoy!

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