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What you will need:

1 cup flour , pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
1/4 cup  maple syrup
1/4 cup  sugar
1/3 cup applesauce, unsweetened
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup zucchini, grated
1/2 cup chocolate chips, semisweet 


Steps to yummy goodness:
1. Preheat your oven to 350F (176C)
2. Prepare a muffin pan by lining the cavities with paper liners or greasing them with cooking spray or oil. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Set aside.

4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until they become slightly frothy before whisking in the yogurt, maple syrup, sugar, applesauce, and vanilla. Mix until well combined before folding in the grated zucchini.

5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing gently until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.

6. Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups, filling until they’re about 3/4 of the way full. Top with additional chocolate chips, if desired.

7. Bake for 17-19 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins are firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for ~10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.


.:Side Notes:.
You could also make this with all purpose flour or use a mix of 1/2 cup whole wheat and 1/2 cup all purpose.

You can sub this with regular brown sugar.

I like to place a handful of shredded zucchini between two paper towels and lightly squeeze it over the sink to get some of the liquid out. You don’t want to get it all out, but you don’t want it to be wet and soggy either.

These ones are in the form of a super yummy, grab one while running out the door muffin.


What you will need:
For the muffin:
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
1 egg
1 cup milk (you may need a splash extra)


For the topping / filling:
1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
3 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
1½ cups  pecans, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons butter, melted


For the frosting:
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
dash of vanilla


Steps to yummy goodness:
1. Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit.
2. Generously grease a standard 12 cup muffin tin.
3. In a large bowl, sift together the dry muffin ingredients.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until well combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg mixture, stirring only until just combined.

5. Combine all the topping/filling ingredients.
6. Gently fold half of the mixture into the muffin batter.
7. Spoon the muffin batter, about ¼ cup, into each muffin tin. Then top with remaining brown sugar mixture.

8. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until muffins spring back when pressed lightly.

9. Remove from oven. Cool slightly, then transfer carefully to a wire rack.

10. Whisk together all of the frosting ingredients.
11. Drizzle over the top of the muffins and enjoy every  delicious bite . . . hack even lick your fingers when you’re done.


.:Side Note:.
If you don’t want to use pecans feel free to use crushed and chopped walnuts or almonds.