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Chocolate Surprise Muffins

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April 8th, 2012

Recipe courtesy of

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
  • 2 Cups shredded southern u.s. zucchini
  • 1-1/2 Cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 Cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cups oat bran
  • 1/2 Cups good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 Cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 Cups canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 Cups chopped toasted southern u.s. pecans (optional)
  • 1/2 Cups chocolate chips
  1. In bowl, whisk together zucchini, flour, brown sugar, oat bran, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

  2. In separate bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, canola oil and vanilla until blended. Pour over dry ingredients. Sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips.

  3. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (over-mixing will produce tough dense muffins). Spoon mixture into 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake in the centre of a 375°F (190°C) oven until tops are firm to the touch, about 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool completely.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per serving: 297 calories, 14 g fat, 6 g protein, 42 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre. Good source of thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid, magnesium, iron and zinc.

Chocolate Surprise Muffins

4 responses to “Chocolate Surprise Muffins”

  1. Christina says:

    11 and 1/4 cups of buttermilk???

  2. Joanna says:

    1 ana 1/4 cups…not 11 cups.

  3. Blake Eligh says:

    Thanks Christina and Joanna. We’ve updated the recipe. Let us know how it turns out. ~blake

  4. Cat says:

    Wow! I just made these and they are the best muffins I ever made, plus the kids get a serving a veggies with each one. Thank you! This recipe is a keeper.

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