When it comes to baking chocolate chips, nuts and zucchini are three of the things I love to see on a list of ingredients. My favorite quick bread is zucchini and my favorite cookies are chocolate chip and I will take both with nuts, especially walnuts or pecans. This muffin incorporates all three as well and is a wonderful afternoon snack or morning pick me up.
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
- Combine dry ingredients (flour through salt). Combine egg, oil, applesauce, buttermilk and vanilla. Combine with flour mixture and fold in zucchini, chips and nuts.
- Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. I like to use a cookie scoop, about two good size scoops fills the tins 2/3 full.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes in preheated oven. These freeze well.