- Servings Per Recipe: 18
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 92.3
- Total Fat: 1.3 g
- Cholesterol: 35.4 mg
- Sodium: 228.6 mg
- Total Carbs: 18.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
- Protein: 2.7 g
Low Fat Chocolate Zucchini MuffinsSubmitted by: SUZEQZ
IntroductionMoist, tender, chocolatey without all the fat and sugar! And an excellent way to get extra veggies in your diet, and use up some of that zucchini that's overrunning your garden. Moist, tender, chocolatey without all the fat and sugar! And an excellent way to get extra veggies in your diet, and use up some of that zucchini that's overrunning your garden.
1/3 C boiling water
2 C shredded zucchini
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C cocoa
3/4 C sugar
1 1/4 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 C vegetable oil (canola is good!)
1 t vanilla
Number of Servings: 18
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUZEQZ.
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I made these and they look and smell awesome. I added 1/2 c chocolate chips which adds 21 calories per muffin. However, I don't understand your nutritional info. I came up with 136 calories per muffin, 7 grams of fat, and 1 g fiber. Using applesauce for the oil, it's 86 cal, trace fat, 1 g fiber. - 3/22/09
I am planning on using, but wanted to share that I usually replace oil with fat free plain/vanilla yogurt with much success. - 1/21/09
Reply from SUZEQZ (1/21/09)
I replaced the cream in a recipe for "cream scones" w/ fat-free vanilla yogurt and they were LOVELY but I've not tried it in my muffin recipe. If you try it, let me know how they turn out! I add veggies / fruit to make them more nutritious, of course -- even less fat would be great!
I substituted chia seeds for the eggs and 1/2 the oil for unsweetened applesauce & but I did add 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips and used Special Dark Cocoa powder instead of regular cocoa powder -YUMMY ! Not too sweet since I used just under the 3/4 cup of sugar :) I also used white whole wheat flour - 8/4/12
These were awesome! I made them for "Sister Brunch" and they were a big hit! I hope to see that Gingerbread recipe soon... sounds delish!
1/20/09: I was making these again and realized that the oil is not included in the nutrition info. These have 6 g more fat each than listed. - 1/11/09
Reply from SUZEQZ (1/12/09)
LOVE the idea of a "Sister Brunch!" I'll make another attempt at the gingerbread version. I'm also experimenting with carrots, apples and/or pears in place of the zucchini, like Carrot Spice or Apple Raisin or Ginger Pear...and if you come up w/ another variation, let me know!
Yummy and very easy to make! Husband loves them too!! - 11/17/08
Reply from SUZEQZ (1/2/09)
Thank you! I'm continuing to adapt this recipe; my lastest is Zucchini Gingerbread. The molasses is a rather strong so the recipe needs work still, and I plan to kick up the spices.