Even the pickiest child will devour these chocolate chip zucchini banana muffins. They are SO good and easy to make. Plus, they have hidden vegetables that you can't even taste.
I know I've said it before, but my picky toddler sure gives me a run for my money. He will NOT eat any fruits or vegetables in their natural state. NONE. Puree pouches - you bet - all day long. I'm tired of it and it's costing us a fortune. In my quest to get more creative in sneaking fruits and vegetables into his diet, I decided to try my hand at zucchini and banana muffins. I didn't think he'd go for just that though - he's got a sweet tooth you wouldn't believe, so I added some chocolate chips into the mix to pique his interest. It totally worked! These are a hit in our home and I hope your family will love them too. I made a large batch and froze several of them. They're also dynamite when cut in half, lightly buttered and "grilled" in a frying pan. Without further ado, here is how to create chocolate chip zucchini banana muffins.
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Muffins Recipe
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Muffins Recipe!
- 2 over-ripe bananas peeled and mashed
- 1 zucchini - grated
- 1 cup chocolate chips use less if you'd prefer, I prefer mini chocolate chips here
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ tablespoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cups of cinnamon applesauce you could use regular applesauce + cinnamon or vegetable oil instead
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat your over to 350 degrees.
Line your muffin tin with cupcake wrappers, or lightly grease/spray with non-stick spray.
Mix your bananas, zucchini, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla together. I used a stand mixer, but feel free to do this by hand - just make sure you mash up the bananas well.
Add in the rest of your dry ingredients, but reserve the chocolate chips for last.
Once your ingredients are blended together nicely, fold in the chocolate chips.
Fill your muffin pan and bake for about 30 minutes.
Let cool before eating.
You could use full size chocolate chips, but the mini chips are super cute and preferable in this recipe. Whatever you have on hand works though!
Do you think your kids will love these Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Muffins? Even my extremely picky toddler enjoys these and he has no idea he's eating veggies.
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