Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

Healthy fries just got real. Sure, they don’t actually taste like salty potato fries, but don’t compare them to that unhealthy junk. Think of it as soft baked zucchini coated with a crispy layer of cheesy goodness and breadcrumbs.
Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

I think summer flew by way too fast. I did summer school for a month, went camping one time and now it’s already school again. I don’t know if I should be sad or happy. On one end, I know I’ll have lots of homework and projects and classwork and tests, but on the other hand, I am excited to see my friends again and see if there are any new kids coming (our school is small so a new kid is a big deal)!
Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

I will now veer away from the topic of school since that’s making me anxious. 🙂 Read More »

Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

A friend came back from a trip in France recently and they came over to our house, bringing lots of dreamy chocolates for us to taste. They were melt-in-your-mouth type of delicious. Anyways, that day, I had made muffins using the zucchini from our garden because we always have way too much, and my friend tasted one and said it was pretty good. I was happy, but then he paid me the utmost compliment any baker can get (or at least, in my rankings of compliments). He asked for another one! And then cheerfully gobbled it up.

Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

Whenever someone asks for a second serving, I know they truly like it and that can brighten up my day no matter what kind of day it is. Even if it’s pouring rain and I have soccer practice. Outside. And my friend didn’t even flinch when I said it had zucchini in it :). A true eater.

Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

These moist muffins are loaded with zucchini and chocolate, and there is no oil! Also, they are sweetened with maple syrup and cane sugar, which is a healthier alternative to your regular white granulated sugar. An all around A+ in my books.

Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

  • Servings: 12
  • Time: 30 mins (Prep 10 mins)
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Sneaking in that zucchini without compromising chocolate’s delicious taste. These muffins are even healthier with applesauce instead of oil or butter.

Ingredients:
1 cup white flour
1/4  cup cocoa powder
1  1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup Greek yogurt (try it homemade)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup cane sugar
1/3 cup applesauce, no sugar added
1 cup grated zucchini, lightly pressed to remove large amounts of water
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 175 °C (350 °F). Grease 12 muffin tins with butter or coconut oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, cane sugar and applesauce. Once thoroughly mixed, fold in the grated zucchini.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and lastly fold in the chocolate chips. The mixture shouldn’t be too liquid (if it is, add a 1/4 cup more flour). Divide the batter into the prepared muffin pan.
  5. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until the top of the muffins have risen and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let the muffins cool down in the muffin tins for 5 minutes before removing and placing on a metal rack. Eat warm or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Gooey Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Gooey Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

I recently started using Pinterest, mainly because every time I see something interesting on the website this annoying pop up appears and I can’t see what caught my eye. So I made an account. I didn’t understand why people would take hours just pinning stuff, but now it all makes sense. I love putting everything in boards. It feels like I’m organizing my life. And it’s so easy. That’s also where I found the inspiration for these healthy delicious brownies.

Gooey Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Nowadays, you can hide veggies in anything and it will still taste good. Like these chocolate zucchini brownies. I am insanely in love with this. The chocolate just oozes in my mouth and afterwards my hands are covered with sticky chocolate, but it’s worth it! (Although having chocolaty fingers in Spanish class is not ideal when we have to write stuff down.)Read More »

Baked Zucchini Fritters

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ucchini, zucchini and zucchini! We still have a lot from our garden, so I’m trying to use them up before they get rotten. One of the most delicious ways of using zucchini is fritters!

Although the normal ones are fried in a pan, I baked them in the oven to make it healthier. These zucchini fritters are very easy to make, with only 7 ingredients. The only thing you really have to do is squeeze as much water as you can from the grated zucchini to make sure they hold together when baked.Read More »