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Chocolate chip zucchini muffins

June 8, 2018

I’ve been on a bit of a zucchini kick lately (more recipes to come) I have actually found a new liking for it because I always thought I wasn’t a fan..who knew 😉 I love baking, especially muffins, they are great for meal prep since you can freeze them individually. These chocolate chip zucchini muffins are delicious, and just enough chocolate to sweeten them up. I know I will get asked so I’ll answer it here, no you can’t really taste the banana, or at least I can’t, I find the chocolate and zucchini overpower it. These baked up treats are just 4 smart points each on WW freestyle and if you want to leave the chocolate chips out (no fun!) they are 3 smart points.


Chocolate chip zucchini muffins
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Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 12
 
4 freestyle SP, 5SP/3PP
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups diced zucchini
  • 1 medium mashed banana
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and spray a 12 hole regular size muffin tin.
  2. In a bowl whisk your eggs and add in brown sugar. Stir in mashed banana, applesauce, honey and vanilla.
  3. Mix in your flour, cinnamon, baking soda and powder. Fold in your diced zucchini and chocolate chips.
  4. Pour batter into your 12 cups and bake for 22 minutes or until muffins are a golden brown.
  5. Makes 12 muffins, you can choose to leave the chocolate chips out, I did the math and they are 3 freestyle points each without them. Muffins will freeze well and best stored in the fridge after a day or two.
Notes
Freestyle SP- 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- 5 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info.. Calories 151...Fat 3g..Sat fat 1.7g...Carbs 26.1g....Fiber 1.2g...Sugar 9.6g...Protein 3.9g using My Fitness Pal *These numbers incl all ingredients so if inputting these into a WW calculator you may get a different point value but we don't add points for veggies/fruits

12 Comments

  • Reply Ali June 9, 2018 at 10:25 am

    These look great, Kate! I just want to thank you for taking the time to come up with these recipes and posting them. I really appreciate it, and enjoy trying them out.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 10, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Hi Ali, thank you 🙂 I hope you enjoy the muffins

  • Reply Mary Beth June 11, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Did you dice the zucchini by hand? In the photo it looks more like it’s been grated. Or pulsed in a food processor maybe? They sure look good! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Louise. Gurley June 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    When I put your amounts into my recipe builder the points came to six. Disappointed.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 13, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Hi Lousie, please know that I can’t be responsible for your builder and possible different brands of products, I can only use what is in front of me, here is a breakdown of my recipe builder in my App (please know I use 3 methods to make sure I am triple checking my points, I take it very seriously, I use the WW recipe builder, My fitness pal and I do the math on paper as well) anyhow my app has as follows, flour 25SP, honey 4SP, brown sugar 4SP, and mini chocolate chips 18SP, the eggs, banana, zucchini and apple sauce are zero foods that I did not incl.. and it made 12 muffins, my app gives me 4SP per muffin

  • Reply Cindy June 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you so much Kate! I made theses into mini muffins for only 2 points each (I did put it in the recipe builder). I baked them at 325 for 18 minutes and they are fantastic. A great 2 point treat.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 14, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Thanks for the tips Cindy, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  • Reply Brook June 14, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Very yummy!!

  • Reply Joni June 19, 2018 at 12:19 am

    My batter turned out more like a dough. Two cups of flour seemed like a lot and firmed it right up. Any ideas where I may have gone wrong?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 19, 2018 at 11:24 am

      My batter was slightly thicker than my batter usually is for muffins but was not too thick and still baked into muffins with no issues, it is really hard for me to know what went wrong without being there sorry

  • Reply Kandace June 19, 2018 at 12:39 am

    I would like to make a bread instead. How long to bake?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 19, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Most of my loaves bake for about 40-45 minutes, I’d say check it around 35 min and onwards, sorry I only know how long for muffins as that is how I made this recipe, I might of altered it a bit if I was making a loaf

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