Wholemeal Zucchini, Choc Chip & Chia Muffins

Wholemeal Zucchini, Choc Chip & Chia Muffins

The lunchbox treasures continue this week as I’m still on a bit of a roll making sweet something’s for the kidlets lunches, so far the tiny teddies are still contained in their packets in my pantry (desperate measures haven’t struck, YET!)

With Zucchini having such a subtle flavour I thought they would be the perfect vegetable to disguise in these muffins taking them to a slightly healthier version of a sweet something.

Being chocolaty (great camouflage) I used wholemeal flour too (another healthy tick!), our Miss 4 needs all the fibre she can get at the moment, let’s just say there’s been some adult size activity in her plumbing department (too much information I know), but seriously I don’t know where she stores it. The good news is I think these little treasures helped normalise things for her, we had NO accidents last week!

I’ve got a great supply of Chia seeds at the moment so they got thrown in the mix for a little bit of extra fibre and healthiness! The kids don’t mind them at all and I love the little bit of pop they add to each mouthful of muffin.

If you’re looking for ways to use up your chia seeds take a peek at my…..

Healthy Chocolate Bars

Spiced Pumpkin Chia Muffins

Lemon Chia & Thyme Muffins

Lemon Lime Chia Cake

Spiced Apple Cookies

Favourite Green Smoothie

Nut Free Snack Bites

Now for the fun bit, the recipe….You all know how much I love a one bowl mixer and these Wholemeal, Choc Chip, Zucchini & Chia muffins tick that box perfectly making them all the more appealing for whipping up in a short space of time.

How-To:

Wholemeal Zucchini, choc chip & chia muffins instructions

Wholemeal Zucchini, choc chip & chia Muffins 1

Wholemeal Zucchini, choc chip, chia muffins close up

A cup of tea (I’m a leave-the-teabag-in-all-the-way kind of girl) and one of these little muffins makes the perfect big persons snack too. They make a great on the run lunch or cheeky breakfast!

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Wholemeal Zucchini, Choc Chip & Chia Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Muffins
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups wholemeal self-raising flour, sifted (you can use white)
  • ½ cup cocoa, sifted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1½ tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (approx. 2 small zucchinis)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup rice bran oil (vegetable is fine too)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • OPTIONAL TOPPING
  • ⅓ cup oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C fan-forced.
  2. Prepare 18 holes (1½ trays) worth of ⅓ cup capacity muffin trays buy lining with a patty pan.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients (except oats) in a large mixing bowl, add grated zucchini. In a separate bowl or jug whisk together milk, oil, eggs and vanilla, add to dry mixture, stir well with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin holes, fill them ⅔ full so they don't overflow while baking.
  5. Sprinkle with optional oats if you desire.
  6. Place in oven on middle shelf and bake for 20-25 minutes, cooked muffins should spring back in centre when pressed.
  7. Leave muffins in tin for 5 mins then turn out onto a cake rack to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Are you a leave-the-tea-bag-in person too? I can’t drink coffee and sends me on a bit of an anxious adventure so tea is my thing!

Speaking of tea I finally got around to enjoying this Chai Hot Chocolate from Erin Made This over the weekend (Zadada and I had a date night in watching Before I Go To Sleep, great movie), I used half milk half water for my liquid, oh my goodness it was soooo yummy, I may have had a piece or 3 of my Easy Chocolate Slice too, homemade happiness at it’s best!

Until the next time………

Zamamabakes

 

 

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Wholemeal Zucchini, Choc Chip & Chia Muffins

The lunchbox treasures continue this week as I’m still on a bit of a roll making sweet something’s for the kidlets lunches, so far the tiny teddies are still contained in their packets in my pantry (desperate measures haven’t struck, YET!)

With Zucchini having such a subtle flavour I thought they would be the perfect vegetable to disguise in these muffins taking them to a slightly healthier version of a sweet something.

Being chocolaty (great camouflage) I used wholemeal flour too (another healthy tick!), our Miss 4 needs all the fibre she can get at the moment, let’s just say there’s been some adult size activity in her plumbing department (too much information I know), but seriously I don’t know where she stores it. The good news is I think these little treasures helped normalise things for her, we had NO accidents last week!

I’ve got a great supply of Chia seeds at the moment so they got thrown in the mix for a little bit of extra fibre and healthiness! The kids don’t mind them at all and I love the little bit of pop they add to each mouthful of muffin.

If you’re looking for ways to use up your chia seeds take a peek at my…..

Healthy Chocolate Bars

Spiced Pumpkin Chia Muffins

Lemon Chia & Thyme Muffins

Lemon Lime Chia Cake

Spiced Apple Cookies

Favourite Green Smoothie

Nut Free Snack Bites

Now for the fun bit, the recipe….You all know how much I love a one bowl mixer and these Wholemeal, Choc Chip, Zucchini & Chia muffins tick that box perfectly making them all the more appealing for whipping up in a short space of time.

How-To:

Wholemeal Zucchini, choc chip & chia muffins instructions

Wholemeal Zucchini, choc chip & chia Muffins 1

Wholemeal Zucchini, choc chip, chia muffins close up

A cup of tea (I’m a leave-the-teabag-in-all-the-way kind of girl) and one of these little muffins makes the perfect big persons snack too. They make a great on the run lunch or cheeky breakfast!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Wholemeal Zucchini, Choc Chip & Chia Muffins
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Muffins
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups wholemeal self-raising flour, sifted (you can use white)
  • ½ cup cocoa, sifted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1½ tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (approx. 2 small zucchinis)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup rice bran oil (vegetable is fine too)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • OPTIONAL TOPPING
  • ⅓ cup oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C fan-forced.
  2. Prepare 18 holes (1½ trays) worth of ⅓ cup capacity muffin trays buy lining with a patty pan.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients (except oats) in a large mixing bowl, add grated zucchini. In a separate bowl or jug whisk together milk, oil, eggs and vanilla, add to dry mixture, stir well with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin holes, fill them ⅔ full so they don't overflow while baking.
  5. Sprinkle with optional oats if you desire.
  6. Place in oven on middle shelf and bake for 20-25 minutes, cooked muffins should spring back in centre when pressed.
  7. Leave muffins in tin for 5 mins then turn out onto a cake rack to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Are you a leave-the-tea-bag-in person too? I can’t drink coffee and sends me on a bit of an anxious adventure so tea is my thing!

Speaking of tea I finally got around to enjoying this Chai Hot Chocolate from Erin Made This over the weekend (Zadada and I had a date night in watching Before I Go To Sleep, great movie), I used half milk half water for my liquid, oh my goodness it was soooo yummy, I may have had a piece or 3 of my Easy Chocolate Slice too, homemade happiness at it’s best!

Until the next time………

Zamamabakes

 

 

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19 Comments on “Wholemeal Zucchini, Choc Chip & Chia Muffins

  1. These look delicious, and so healthy! I am definitely going to give these a go. And I am totally a leave-the-teabag-in kind of girl too!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Well they’re pretty healthy, there is a little bit of sugar in there but for one of my recipe posts it’s healthy ????.
      Hello leave-the-teabag-in friend!
      Have a gorgeous week! Xx

      Reply
  2. Zucchini and chocolate sound so wrong but taste so right, I’ve baked with them before and they work so well together! I love the addition of the sneaky chia seeds, so healthy and delicious! Clever you! x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      So very true and the best part is the kidlets eat them! I’m chia-ising everything I can at the moment, my sister has me well stocked and I need to use them up. Thanks for your kind words gorgeous lady xx

      Reply
  3. Yum!!! Healthy and delicious! You’re too clever!!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

  4. These will be a great treat in the lunchbox. Thanks Dannielle! x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Pleasure treasure! x

      Reply
  5. These look great, Dannielle. I’m always keen for ideas on how to sneak veggies in. Your four year old sounds like my two year old. Poor little loves!! I’m a dip the tea bag in and whip it straight back out kind of girl 🙂 xo

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Renee.
      Sounds like these muffins would be perfect for your family, most definitely Miss 2. Love a veggie smuggler!
      Sounds like your teabag could be double dipped and left in my cup ????, is that classified as upcycling?

      Reply
  6. Mmmm nice! And seems very good too. I’ll pint that for later when I’ll be back at home. xx cathy

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Cathy. I hope you get to enjoy some soon xx

      Reply
  7. These will be great in our lunchboxes this week. Love them.Hope you have a great weekend.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      They’re so handy to have ready to go.
      I hope you had a great weekend too lovely lady ????

      Reply
  8. What a great lunchbox treat Dannielle, I love them!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

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  10. Annette

    Made these muffins but thought they should have had baking powder in them?

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Annette you are so very correct they should have with flour and it is completely my fault as I have left out (by total accident) that it’s actually self raising wholemeal flour!!!! I’m so so sorry, hopefully they were still edible for you. I will amend the recipe when I get home tonight. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention I truly appreciate it.
      Have a beautiful weekend ????

      Reply

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