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Friday, September 9, 2011

Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Interesting combination right? Zucchini and bananas. You'd never think to put them together. But I got to thinking what if I added bananas to zucchini muffins. I mean both muffins taste delicious separately, so why not put them together, to get added nutrition and a great muffin. The chocolate was really to ensure that these would be edible, but they would be even without it, LOL.

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These muffins are amazingly moist and tender. I love the banana flavor with a slight hint of cinnamon. The chocolate just adds a deep rich flavor that brings everything together. The kids devoured about 5 of the mini muffins after school on Friday. I'm just glad I'm getting zucchini in them, one way or another. These could easily be converted to 2 loaves and they'd be the perfect gift. Not even the pickiest eater could turn these down.

Zucchini and Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
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2 cups Zucchini, Shredded
2 large Ripe Bananas, mashed
2/3 cup Sugar
1/2 cups Vegetable Oil
2 eggs
2 cups Flour
2-½ teaspoons Baking Powder
½ teaspoons Baking Soda
½ teaspoons Salt
1/4 teaspoons Cinnamon, Optional
1 cups Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep muffin tins with liners and set aside.

In a medium sized bowl mix together the oil and sugar. Add in the eggs, banana and zucchini (that has been squeezed of excess water); mixing to combine well.

Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into each lined muffin tin; to 2/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes; until tops are slightly brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

For mini muffins: line mini muffin tin with liners. Spoon batter into lined tin; to 2/3 full. Bake for 10-14 minutes; until tops are slightly brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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This post linked to

Bake with Bizzy
Friday Favorites
Fat Camp Friday
Sweets for a Saturday

6 comments:

Glogirl said...

What a great way to use us zucchini and ripe bananas!

Brenda said...

Great idea Cindy, getting the zucchini in (sneaky, lol) and I absolutely love chocolate chips in my banana bread/muffins. Looks like another gorgeous day!

Miranda said...

I am seeing zucchini in everything lately, what a nice hidden surprise! Thank you for linking to Fat Camp Friday. Enjoy your weekend!

Soozle said...

I was searching for a way to use up some of the extra zucchini I have on hand - and this WILL be it! Thank you! :-)

Anonymous said...

I used to have a recipe for banana zuchinni cake and loved the combination, so I was searching for another baked goodie. These were delicious!

Karen in Colorado said...

I made these last night and took them to work this morning. My boss gushed and fussed and said these were by far the BEST thing I had ever brought. She demanded a whole batch for herself.. :-). Got 24 perfect muffins. Thank you!