Wow. Just, wow. I don't generally resort to "low fat" baked goods because in my experience they turn out weird, but these were FABULOUS. As in, these will probably become my everyday-cupcake standby, fat free or not. You could tell they weren't normal cake--that there was some plant matter in there that you ordinarily wouldn't be finding--but the texture was straight up cakey and moist, not that funny, spongy, dry, stick-hopelessly-to-the-paper stuff a lot of low fat/low cal muffin/cupcake recipes give you.
My husband did think the zucchini flavor in there was funny, but that might have been because I only used the large side of the grater to shred them because I was in a hurry. I might try substituting pumpkin or carrots or banana for some or all of the zucchini to see if I can make them taste better for him, but I think they're great as is!
Changes I made were: reduced cinnamon by 1/2 a teaspoon and substituted half a cup of the white flour with whole wheat. In future attempt I might try a little nutmeg, too, possibly more cocoa and/or sugar, or chopped walnuts.
Thanks for the great recipe! I used Splenda in place of the sugar and 1/2 oat flour with 1/2 all purpose - turned out delicious, and wonderfully moist!
Thank u for this recipe!! I used 3/4 cup Eggbeaters for the whites, Splenda & added 1/3 cup mini choc chips. Hubby thought they were "not bad!" which was great since zucc bread isn't his favorite! I had a huge zucc given to me so I was excited to try this...glad it worked out!
Great!!! I even fooled the kids with them and they gobbled them all up. The only changes I made are I used 3 whole eggs instead of just yoks ( I only had 3 eggs) and I did throw in some choc chips. These will be on my rotation now thanks so much!!!
These muffins turned out with a nice light texture and good chocolate flavour (I did also add a small piece of chopped chocolate). I froze them and they work well to take out for lunches and snacks.
I have made these muffins about 3 times now and everyone loves them. In the last batch I added a few chocolate chips for my kids who do not have to worry about things being fat free at this stage of their lives. This is a GREAT recipe.
I was excited to try these after reading all the other reviews. I was hoping they would taste like a chocolate zucchini bread but they tasted like chocolate vegetables. I had to throw half of them away because no one would eat them.
FAN-TAS-TIQUE!! Combination of chocolate and zucchini..my curiosity did peak! FAT FREE does IT for me! This are REALLY YUMMY as can be! THANKS!
I made these and took them to work where the teen-age boys RAVED about how good they were. I didn't tell them they were good for them. I added about 1/4 cup of milk choc. chips but followed the recipe as it was. Great taste, great texture! thanks!!
Nice breakfast treat and a great way to use up zucchini. Mine took 25 minutes to fully bake, but I believe that is because I have an older oven. Will make these again.