Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

It’s long been said at our little country church that you must always remember to lock your car doors, especially in July.  The risk is not in what might be removed from your vehicle but rather that you might become the recipient of a gift …someones surplus zucchini. 
Well, it’s that time of year again.  The summer squash and zucchini are filling the garden and overflowing unto the kitchen counter.  This week wanted to share some of the fun and delicious ways we like to prepare zucchini.  Yesterday it was these amazing chocolate muffins.  I stashed a few away in the freezer and the rest are going fast! They are so moist and yummy!
*I like to use the BIG zucchinis for baking.  You know, the ones you didn’t see hiding in the garden or the ones really cheap at the farmers market. They work just fine.  I just remove the majority of the seed before I start shredding.  Extra shredded zucchini can be portioned out into freezer containers and tossed into the deep freeze for use another day.
 

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

3 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

 Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two 12 cup muffin tins. Beat the eggs. Beat in the sugar, applesauce and oil. Add the cocoa, vanilla, zucchini. Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Mix until just moist. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins filling 2/3 of the way full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack.

 Yield 24 muffins

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