Wednesday, September 19, 2012

No oil Zucchini/Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

This recipe takes  me back.  I started making this banana bread when I lived in Mexico in my early 20's.  My roommates and I always seemed to have bananas ready for baking (doesn't everyone have a freezer full of black bananas?) and it took very few ingredients. 

Because I was making it for adults back then I always made a loaf (truth be told - probably the only baking pan we had).  But now that I'm making it for my kids, mini-muffins are my go-to pan.  They are the perfect size for snacks,  school lunches, and small tummies.  They freeze perfectly so I always have them on hand. 

This week I tried the zucchini version for the first time.  I was inspired to pick some up when I was grocery shopping then perplexed as to what to do with them.  Then I remembered this recipe.  The kids were leery of the zucchini but they LOVED them.


1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. plain yogurt (any yogurt works.  I've had delicious results with strawberry)
1 egg
1 egg white
1 tsp. vanilla
*1 1/2 c. grated zucchini
1/2 c. chocolate chips.


Preheat oven to 350F

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk brown sugar, yogurt, eggs and vanilla together.
  3. Add dry mixture and mix.
  4. Add zucchini and mix.
  5. Add chocolate chips and mix.
  6. Pour into greased mini-muffin tins. 
  7. **Cook for 14-18 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

* change for 2-3 bananas (mashed)
** bake 45-50 minutes if making a loaf.

Simple, delicious and perfect with a glass of milk after school.  Enjoy!


  1. These look delicious! My kids love banana muffins, loaves, you name it (well everything except eating an actual banana!)I like the incorporation of zuchini, since it's something they would never eat on its own. I've got all of these ingredients at home so am going to try it out!

    1. Let me know how they liked them! - Susannah


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