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  • Ultra Soft Zucchini and Chocolate Muffins

    Ultra Soft Zucchini and Chocolate Muffins

    Got A Lot of Zucchinis at Home? Try These Delicious Zucchini and Chocolate muffins!

    Got some zucchinis in your refrigerator and don’t know what to do with them? They contain a lot of water and therefore cannot be kept as long as other vegetables in the fridge. But don’t throw them away just yet! We have the perfect recipe for you! Plus, these muffins can be kept in a sealed container at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for a week. It’s a great way to postpone their expiry date!

    Psst! Hidding veggies in your muffins is an excellent idea to make your kids (or any family member) eat more vegetables daily. Plus, it makes an healthy and nut-free snack for school! No one will detect the zucchini through the chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg flavours.

    Why You’re Certain to Love These Muffins

    Firstly, these muffins allow you to quickly use the yellow or green zucchinis forgotten in your fridge. Indeed, this recipe can be made in 10 minutes and doesn’t require a mixer. You don’t even need to disgorge or drain them, unlike other popular recipes. The dry and wet ingredients ratio takes into account the water contained in the zucchinis!

    Secondly, these muffins are tasty, soft, and light. Finally, the recipe can easily be adjusted by substituting the semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate) with nuts or raisins! You could even add some cocoa powder to make a double chocolate version instead!

    SIMPLY DELICIOUS: Still got some zucchinis? Try these stuffed zucchinis, this zucchini and sweet potato soufflé, this zucchini noodle salad, this vegetarian lasagna or this chocolate and zucchini cake!

    Preparation 10 min
    Cooking 20 min
    12 muffins
    Piece of cake (easy)

Nutritional Information

For 1 muffin

  • Calories
    - Kcal
    Calories are units of energy. They represent a measurable quantity of energy brought by a food. Your energetic needs depend on your age, height, weight, gender and how active you are. The average need ranges around 2000 calories/day. A higher or inferior intake might affect your weight.
  • Lipids
    - g
    Lipids (fats) are essential to your body. They are an important source of energy. However, an excessive consumption is associated with weight gain and higher risks of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Unsaturated fats are preferable to saturated or trans fats.
  • Saturated fats
    - g
    Saturated fats, commonly known as “bad fats”, are mostly found in processed foods and in some products of animal origin. If consumed in excess, they can have adverse effects on cardiovascular health, including increases in LDL-cholesterol levels. Try to eat better lipids such as those found in fish, nuts, oilseeds, and oils!
  • Cholesterol
    - mg
    Your body mainly uses cholesterol to produce hormones. It is only found in foods of animal origin such as meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. However, dietary cholesterol has little to no influence on your cholesterol level compared to saturated and trans fats.
  • Sodium
    - mg
    In small quantities, sodium is an essential nutrient for your body. However, you probably eat too much of it without even being aware, and this overconsumption can have adverse effects on your health. Indeed, excess sodium targets organs and can lead to hypertension.
  • Carbohydrates
    - g
    Carbohydrates are a good source of energy. They are your brain’s main source of fuel for all functions. The carbohydrate group is divided into simple and complex sugars, fibers, and starches. Carbohydrates are mostly found in fruits, dairy products, baked goods, pastries, sweets, cereals, and legumes. It is recommended to not eat high quantities of added sugars. Limit your intake to 50 g/day.
  • Fibers
    - g
    Fibers have many health benefits. They are divided into two types: soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers can reduce your cholesterol level and help regulate glycemia (blood sugar levels). As for insoluble fibers, they increase stool bulk and regulate bowel function. Since they slow down the digestion process, they promote satiety, which contributes to appetite and weight control. You should consume at least 30 g everyday.
  • Proteins
    - g
    Protein has different roles in your body. They are essential to muscle, blood, and even skin development! In fact, protein build most of your bodily structures. They also provide all the amino acids your body needs to make neurotransmitters, new molecules, enzymes, and even certain hormones!
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