Chocolate Zucchini Muffin Tarts


This Valentine’s Day, I resolved to help the environment by NOT buying those little paper Valentines for my children to distribute amongst their classmates. You know–the ones that they all pass around at school, after which the kids just rip them open, pull out the candy inside, and toss the card.

Tonight, instead, we all made Chocolate Zucchini Muffin Tarts and frosted them for the girls to take to school and give them out to their friends. Sure, they’re frosted, but they were made in mini-muffin pans, so kids will only get one small mouthful of sugar–sure beats the other junk they’re getting elsewhere! 🙂

Here is the recipe (thanks to Ice Cream for giving this to me!)dscn1165

6 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder

3 eggs

2 C. sugar

1/2 C. canola oil

1/2 c. apple sauce

2 C. Grated Zucchini (grated small, then squeezed in paper towels to remove excess water)

2 C. Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
***Mix quickly and drop into cooking spray-coated mini muffin tins and bake for eight to twelve minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. 


These chocolate zucchini muffins are very healthy, but as I mentioned above, we desecrated their healthiness with a little Valentine’s Day makeover!



6 responses

  1. These look so yummy. I can’t wait to try them. You are so talented and such a great example. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Gorgeous new blog, Muffin Mom! I will check back often—looks like you’re sharing lots of great, healthy stuff here. 🙂

  3. What did you use to ice them… it looks like stawberry yogurt icing. Looks yummy!

  4. […] The kids sure love it, though–there are treats galore for them to snack on and help me bake! Here are some pics of them the day I made my valentine tart muffins: […]

  5. I copied this recipe to try soon. It looks so good.

  6. Hello!
    I am a muffin enthusiast and I think you are quite creative with yours… I have a few questions if you have the time to respond.

    Are your muffins available for sale?
    Do you have any Gluten Free recipes or have experience using Gluten Free ingredients?
    Are you in the United States? If so, which state?

    Thank you, a personal response to the above address would be fine… Awaiting your reply!

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