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Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins


50 min

Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

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50 min


12 persons




4.00 rating-star (1)


Author: Victoria Bailey
These zucchini muffins are packed with shredded zucchini, chocolate chips, and walnuts and make a perfect on-the-go snack.


  • all-purpose flour: 1.5 cups
  • white sugar: 0.75 cup
  • baking soda: 1 tsp
  • ground cinnamon: 1 tsp
  • salt: 0.5 tsp
  • egg, lightly beaten: 1 piece
  • vegetable oil: 0.5 cup
  • milk: 0.25 cup
  • lemon juice: 1 Tbsp
  • vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • shredded zucchini: 1 cup
  • miniature semisweet chocolate chips: 0.5 cup
  • chopped walnuts: 0.5 cup

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Stages of cooking

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
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  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Mix egg, oil, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just moistened. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
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  3. Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.
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  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
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History of the Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins:

Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins, also known as "Zucchini Bread," is a classic recipe that has been around since the 1960s. The recipe was created to use up the surplus of zucchini from the garden during the summer months. This recipe gained popularity in the United States in the 1980s as it became a favorite snack to pack in children’s lunch boxes. These muffins offer a unique taste that's perfect for those who want to add some freshness and sweetness to their everyday snack.

Tips and Tricks for Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe:

  1. When measuring flour, use a spoon to scoop flour into the measuring cup and level the top with a knife. Do not pack the flour into the cup.

  2. Use fresh zucchini and grate it just before use. Make sure to squeeze out all the excess water from the zucchini to prevent soggy muffins.

  3. Do not over-mix the batter as it can make the muffins tough. Mix until just moistened.

  4. Use high-quality chocolate chips and walnuts to enhance the flavor and texture of the muffins.

  5. Use muffin liners to prevent the muffins from sticking to the pan.

Tips for presenting the dish:

Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins can be presented in various ways, making it perfect for any occasion. Here are some tips:

  1. Serve warm muffins with a dollop of whipped cream or butter.

  2. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on the muffins for a unique and elegant presentation.

  3. Add a drizzle of melted chocolate over the muffins for an extra chocolatey taste.

  4. Arrange the muffins on a platter and garnish with fresh berries or fruits.

  5. Pack muffins in a decorative box or bag and give them as a gift to your loved ones.

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