Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
I am constantly in search of healthy recipes for our family. I use all possible means to get whole grains and veggies into Grey and Jared's diet without them knowing. :)
This is a recipe that I came across when I did Weight Watchers and I modified it a little bit. I always make a few without the chocolate chips for a healthier snack for Grey. He absolutely loves them and they are great for an on-the-go snack.
3 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups zucchini, grated and drained
2 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup (or more...) chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 2 muffin tins (12 each) with spray. Beat egg whites until frothy. Add egg, sugar, vanilla, oil and applesauce. Beat until thoroughly combined. Beat in zucchini.
Add flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pans and bake in the middle of the oven until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.
VARIATIONS: You can add a variety of things in the batter such as 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or 1/2 cup chopped raisins. You can also make this in 2 loaf pans instead. Cook for closer to 50-60 minutes.