Thursday, August 11, 2016

Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins

You are probably flooded with zucchini recipes right now, and here I am adding another one to the list. Sorry about that, but I have to get this one in my archives right now before I lose it again! This is one of my all time favorite muffins, and I hadn't made it in several years due to a zucchini shortage.

But, zucchini is back in abundance this year, so let the muffin baking begin. But, wait. Where's my recipe? Ugh. Gone! Checked all the recipe cards, and found my original recipe, but not my notes on how I had tweaked it to awesomeness.  So, I tried the basic recipe, and husband and I just were not impressed. Being the trooper he is, he did work his way through the initial batch for his breakfasts.

Today when he walked in the door, I had this waiting for him, and got my thumbs up back from him.  In my opinion, what makes these so good, is the whole wheat flour. It just adds a nuttiness that compliments the zucchini so well.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup vegetable oil
3 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 14 muffin cups with non-stick spray; set aside.  In medium mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients.  In large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, vanilla and vegetable oil.  Stir until combined; add zucchini.  Add dry ingredients; stir only until combined. Add chocolate chips.  Do not over mix.

Divide mixture evenly into prepared muffin cups.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cool in muffin pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.

Store in airtight container.

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  1. Your zucchini muffins looks wonderful, my friend, but I must confess that my eyes strayed to your sidebar where I saw the raspberry cream cheese dessert....YES, PLEASE! You share such delightful recipes.

    Happy weekend! Hugs!

  2. So delicious and healthy with wholegrain!

  3. I'm so happy you made another batch for your husband. He is a real trooper! :-) I like the idea of the whole wheat flavor too. These would be great for breakfast. Zucchini time is about to come to an end.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  4. Ha, cute about Cliff being a trooper. That is so cute.
    This sounds good to me. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Ha! What a way to trick him into eating zucchini twice! These muffins look great and I love that you used whole wheat flour. Have a great weekend!

  6. We have a decent zucchini crop this year and I love muffins. I will be making these!

  7. I lost a chocolate chip recipe about 10 years ago and still have not come close to it again, every once in awhile I still hunt around. Anyway so glad you got your muffins the way you wanted them the second time. I bet they are delicious! Have a wonderful week-end!

  8. I love this recipe! I'm home alone for the next 2 weeks, so I can make all the whole-wheat stuff I want with no complaints! Plus, I still have one gigantic zucchini left! It must be fate :-)

  9. MARVELOUS texture! i've seen so many gummy zucchini muffins lately but these look perfect. great recipe! :)

  10. Even without the chocolate, they sound so good, but oh boy, that chocolate really takes them to a whole new level!

  11. Since coming home from vacation, we've been inundated with zucchini and I need this recipe! Thank you! Pinning! xo

  12. The two sad zucchinis on the counter just raised their heads and smiled.

  13. Your muffins look awesome and I like that you used whole wheat flour. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Hope to see you again this Thursday at 7:00pm est, Pinned!

  14. I've got my kids CRAVING these! Made another batch yesterday!!!!

  15. I'm going to have a go at cooking these this afternoon! they look so good!1