- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 large zucchini (unpeeled), grated
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Recipe adapted from SouthernFood.About.Com
Grease 12 muffin cups and preheat oven to 375°. Mix oil, applesauce, eggs, sugar and vanilla extra in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to wet ingredients, and mix just until combined. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.
Spoon into muffin cups, filling at least 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool in muffin pan for 5 minutes and then remove. Enjoy!
These turned out so perfectly moist and incredibly delicious. The kids go nuts for them because of the chocolate chips. Neither of them cared much for the sauteed zucchini with dinner, but both of them were jumping up and down for these! I'm going to have to use this one for a school snack one day. There are twelve kids in my son's class so this makes just the right amount!