Valentine's Day is only a week away and with it tons and tons of treats! Most holidays center around food but it seems like all this day is about is the candy! (At least it seems that way based on what my kids bring home from school.)
Just because you're trying to be more healthy doesn't mean you have to give up chocolate or sweets entirely. Our blender dark chocolate zucchini muffins are proof! A "muffin" that tastes more like chocolate cake with a hidden dose of greens? Yes please! Add a few holiday themed sprinkles and your kids won't even suspect these are "healthy" treats!
Blender Dark Chocolate Zucchini Mufﬁns
Makes 8-10 mufﬁns
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 cup natural almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Dash sea salt
Fold in: 1/2 large zucchini, shredded & squeezed dry with a clean kitchen towel (about 1 cup)
Pour into silicone mufﬁn cups or lined mufﬁn tin until 3/4 full. Top with 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes before removing.
*Can double the recipe - leftovers freeze beautifully! But good luck having any if your house is anything like mine!*