Are your children picky eaters? Unfortunately, it’s a very common problem that happens to us at one point or another. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways to make sure your children get the nutrition they need even when they refuse to eat anything even remotely resembling a vegetable.
One method many moms try is sneaking vegetables into foods their children like. While this may not be an excellent long-term strategy, it is surprisingly effective in the short term.
If you are ready to start sneaking vegetables in your children’s food, a good healthy muffins recipe is a great place to start. Take this zucchini chocolate chip muffins recipe for example. Your kids will never suspect that there’s a nutritious green veggie hiding in their muffins. They’ll be so busy devouring them and asking for more that they won’t even have time to notice.
Of course, it isn’t always just the kids who are picky eaters. If you or your spouse aren’t huge fans of vegetables either, a healthy muffins recipe is a great way to add some more vegetables to your own diets as well. After all, who can turn down chocolate chip muffins? Not me!
You love chocolate chip muffins–why not make them a little healthier without sacrificing the taste? This Zucchini Double Chocolate Muffins is a great way to do just that!
Zucchini Double Chocolate Muffins
- 1 cup Flour
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup raw grated Zucchini
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Put liners in a muffin tin.
- Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and chocolate chips.
- Whisk together the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until combined.
- Mix in the zucchini.
- Gradually add the dry mixture into this mixture until combined.
- Fill muffin tins about 2/3 – 3/4 full.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for a several minutes in pan before moving to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
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I have an unbelievably picky toddler when it comes to food. It was so gratifying to see her gobble these muffins up. Thank you so much for such a great recipe.
Yummy! These look great! I love adding zucchini to chocolate…less guilt! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom
Oh yum, these look delicious! I love how moist zucchini makes things.
yummy! these sound great!
I love zucchini bread and haven’t made the jump to make chocolate zucchini bread yet. It’s on my to-do list with this season’s produce. Looks so good!
The whole veggie cake thing is always so interesting but I’ve never tried it! Courgettes are so moist though I imagin they would be as yummy as they look, I’m giving this a go this year; veggie cake! :-) xx
Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
Love these. Always great to add veg to the kids treats :-)