Our garden has been exploding with Zucchini. We usually plant way too many zucchini plants but this year we only bought one plant. I really can't believe all the zucchinis just one little plant produces.
So far I've made breads, cookies, veggie kabobs, froze sliced blanched zucchini for winter soups and of course shared them with the "girls".
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. baking soda pinch salt 1 stick butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 3/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini 1 cup oatmeal, quick or regular 1/2 cup Craisins 1 10 ounce package milk or dark chocolate chips
Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
In large mixer combine, butter and sugar. Beat until well combined. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in zucchini. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in oats, craisins and chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoons on greased cookie sheet or baking stone.
Bake 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Let rest on cookie sheet for a few minutes and transfer to cooling rack.
These are great little muffins, especially the next day. They're not too sweet and go really good with ice cream----think Brownie Sundaes :)
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. baking soda pinch salt 3/4 cups milk chocolate chips 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 egg 1 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup chocolate chips
In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips and cocoa powder.
In another bowl combine egg, yogurt, milk, oil and vanilla. Gradually add to cocoa mixture. Mix just until combined.
Pour mixture in sprayed mini muffin pan, 3/4 full. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
Bake 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. If using a regular size 12 muffin pan, bake for around 20 minutes.
You can also replace half of the oil with cinnamon applesauce. Really delicious!