Carrot Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Carrot Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

When I first became interested in food writing I immersed myself in it. I would delve through the Los Angeles Times (not online, the actual paper!) for the Food section every Wednesday. I read food magazines cover to cover, scrolled through food blogs like Chocolate & Zucchini and read restaurant reviews by AA Gill and others. Making these muffins with shredded veggies and mini chocolate chips reminded me of Clotilde and her French food blog (C&Z). I find that weekday cooking is all about getting it done, but weekends hold more time for relaxed and creative cooking and baking. Having the time and space to be inspired by food and let my mind wonder may be a rare occurrence, but is super meditative and rejuvenating. This can be how the best recipes are born.

Carrot Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

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  • 12 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Calories: 203

Nutrition

Serving Size
83g

Servings
12

Calories
203

Carbohydrates
27g

Total Fat
8.5g

Protein
3g

Sodium
219mg

Fiber
2g

Ingredients

  • 1 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 1 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 12 muffin cups by spraying with avocado oil or fill with paper muffin liners.

  • Step 2

    Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl.

  • Step 3

    Add egg, oil, milk, applesauce and vanilla extract into a second mixing bowl and stir well to combine.

  • Step 4

    Gently stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Next, fold in carrot, zucchini and chocolate chips.

  • Step 5

    Fill muffin cups with batter, about 3/4 full.

  • Step 6

    Bake muffins in preheated over for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

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