Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Super Chocolate Muffins

This has become our family's favorite treat. Not only is it delicious but it's healthy and made with natural ingredients.

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup natural sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Mix these well in a large bowl. In a separate bowl combine

1 egg
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp rice milk
1/2 cup spiced applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Whisk well. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix till fully wet (add more milk if too dry.) Add in

1 large zucchini, shredded

and stir. Lastly, add

1/4 cup chocolate and peanut butter chips

stir. Fill 14 muffin cups that have been sprayed with cooking spray to 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

They're spongy, chocolate-y goodness and, at around 130 calories and 3 grams of fat each, not bad for my diet. Sweet!


Angela said...

Sounds yummy and wholesome. What types of sugars do you use? I would like to get away from refined sugars, but I honestly don't know where to start.

Karen said...

I'm using Florida Crystals Demerara Cane Sugar, or evaporated cane juice. It's very rough and darker in color. I love it.
I haven't made the break from all refined sugars but I have made progress. Since I make most of what we eat (getting down to as little pre-packaged as possible) it's easier to limit and choose the sweeteners to use.

Margaret said...

Already shared these with some friends who are looking for yummy but not too sugary treats for the kids. This looks perfect!