OFS Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread/Muffins/Mini Bites Recipe

The stress of the past few days, along with the fact that we’re pretty much housebound has meant that I’ve spent a lot of time in my kitchen.  Baking, creating, trying, changing and exploring recipes is my happy place and I’ve loved every second of it.

If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or are a “friend” on Facebook then you’ve seen photo proof the baking tangent I’ve been on.

Many of you have asked for the recipes and I thought over the next little while I’d share them.

Some are my own, some I’ve adapted from other baker’s recipes and some I’ve used completely as written.   For the recipes that are my own or the ones that I’ve made major adaptations to I will share the complete recipe here on our blog (linking back to any originals), if it’s one I’ve only made a slight change I’ll note the change and then let you get the recipe from it’s original source,  and if it’s one that I used as written I’ll share the picture, our feed back and the link.  That way credit is given where credit is due.

Triple Chocolate Zucchini mini (3)

Today I want to share with you my Triple Chocolate Zucchini bread/muffins/mini bites.   I’m a big zucchini fan, steamed is my favourite but I’ll eat it just about any way (except in lasagne, for some reason in lasagne it makes me gag).  It’s a dinner staple to for me and I love that we’re finally in the season for it.  The thing is I’d never baked with it, some how the idea of adding one of my favourite savory items to something sweet seemed wrong.

Triple Chocolate Zucchini mini (2)

When I finally decided to take the leap from cooking zucchini to baking with it I decided I’d be best to start off with chocolate.  Of course, everything is better with chocolate.  I searched and search but none of the recipes I found were ones I likes.  So, I took a whole bunch of recipes I’ve read, threw them all together and came up with a version that I liked.

They turned out so yummy!  I grated the zucchini with a larger grater but I think next time I’d grate it smaller, that way it wouldn’t be quite so noticeable.

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread/Muffins/mini bites

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 2 9X5 loaves, 24 Large Muffins (see instructions for more details)

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread/Muffins/mini bites

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Dutch Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/4 Cups Sugar, granulated
  • 3 Eggs, medium
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt (we use low fat, vanilla)
  • 3/4 cup Applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cups Zucchini, grated/packed/drained
  • 1/3 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Pre-Heat your oven to 350°
  2. In a large bowl combine flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl cream together sugar and eggs until light. Slowly add the yogurt, then the applesauce, vanilla and finally the zucchini.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir ONLY until combined (over mixing will make a tough end product)
  6. Gently fold in chocolate chips
  7. Choose your pans (see note below), grease, and fill 3/4 full. If making muffins I recommend using muffin cup liners.
  8. NOTE: This recipe makes 2 9X5 loaves, 1 loaf, 6 large muffins, and 12 mini muffins, or 24 large muffins.
  9. Loaves - Bake for 50 minutes, Large Muffins 30 minutes, Mini Muffins 15-18 minutes. You'll know when they are done, when the tops of the loaves/large muffins have cracked and when all products spring up when you touch them. If a gentle press of your finger leaves a dent they're not done.
  10. Remove from oven, let cool in the pan 5 minutes. Then remove and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
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What’s your favourite way to eat your zucchini?