An easy recipe for low fat, whole grain, protein packed, Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin tin by lining with silicone liners, paper liners, or greasing well.
Shred zucchini and place in colander and press down hard or squeeze excess liquid out of zucchini by placing zucchini in cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel and squeezing firmly.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, until well combined. It is an even better idea to sift the dry ingredients together to remove any lumps from flour or cocoa powder.
Mix zucchini into the dry ingredients, mixing to evenly distribute zucchini throughout dry ingredients.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, egg, applesauce and vanilla extract until well combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined, careful to not over mix.
Scoop out 1/4 cup batter into prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle each muffin with a couple chocolate chips.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out dry.