Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chocolate + Zucchini = GOOD!

You know who you are.
You're the overzealous gardener
who planted way more of the "z"
than you needed to.

And now,
they're coming in like crazy
and you can't keep up.
You're the one
trying to pawn it off on
everyone you know.

Have no fear.
I am here to help you.
If you make these chunky, moist
delicious muffins,
wrap them individually
and give JUST ONE to a friend
along with a big fat zucchini,
instead of resenting you and the "z",
they will love you instead
and they'll be beggin'
you for those spare ones.

I can't say it's exactly healthy,
but, OH!
These muffins are good, girlfriend!
Everyone needs at least one batch a summer,
or they haven't really lived!

So, do you want the recipe?

Sift dry ingredients
Blend wet ingredients.
Spray baking pan with Pam.
Bake at 350 degrees, one hour for bread,
20-30 minutes for muffins, watching to make sure they don't over bake.

3 eggs
1-1/2 c. sugar
3 t. vanilla
1 c. oil
2 c. or slightly more zucchini
(this is about one medium)
I do not peel or seed it, just wash and grate.
If the zucchini was left on the vine a little too long,
seed and then grate.


1 t. cinnamon
3 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 small package instant chocolate pudding

After the wet and the dry have been combined stir in:

1/2 c. coconut
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 c. chocolate chips


I have been known to freeze grated zucchini in packages with 2 c. shredded,
just to make this bread to give away at Christmastime.

I have also wanted to try it in sheet cake form,
it would go great at summer picnics and potlucks.


Unknown said...

What a clever idea ... & yummy to boot! TY for the recipe, also.
Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Yum! Joni the recipe seems so simple and the muffin looks delicious...Thanks for sharing?

Bloggin bout my Boys said...

HURRY!!! Submit this recipe by midnight to Gooseberry Patch or creek or whatever that cookbook place that just left my head is!! They are having a Zucchini recipe contest and those muffins could win EZ!!!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh give it up! As if the first three words in diet aren't die. These muffins look amazing, wonderful and mighty fine good. I've got a receipt for zuke pineapple bread and it's good too.

Patty's Stitches said...

I have a zucchini that someone gaveme and I have been trying to decide what to do with it. Now I know, I have already printed off your recipe. My family will love this! Thanks for sharing.

Carey's Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Thanks for the recipe I have them comin' out my ears!

Mother Goose said...

What a coincidence! We just made some zucchini brownies with applesauce instead of oil. They are yummy!

I see you're spreading the joy!

FHCS said...

That looks very yummy! I love all the recipes you post....Thanks for sharing. Catching up on your blog this evening I was so pleased to see your signs displayed on your pretty porch. I love, love, love your vintage washing tubs and the clothesline sign looks great with it! Your grandbaby is so adorable....I'm sure you are so excited waiting for their visit! Can't wait to see how he's changed. Enjoy your time with your family and take care.

Sweet Sue said...

Thx for this recipe, will give it a try. Yes, I'll be freezing my grated zucchini too, man they're really coming on strong here in NYS:)