Kindness Tour Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

This Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe is a perfect snack or dessert for school lunches, sharing with kids’ teachers, or bringing to a family in need.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Friends, we’re hearing a lot these days about love.

Love is love, no matter the circumstance. Taking it a step further, kindness has the power to mend brokenness and strife, and to bring joy into your life!

The Beyond Kindness Tour

My friend, Emily, is making the world a better place! She’s starting The Beyond Kindness Tour, and I’m hoping some of my readers here at RE will jump on board! SEVEN days from today … it’s all about cultivating compassion, kindness, and generosity … on purpose! [sign up … HERE]

The Beyond Kindess Tour

Feel free to use these hashtags in any social media posts these next few months: #shareyourtable #beyondkindness

If you feel things are off in the world, or even in your own surroundings, get up, change things, and practice daily what love is.

What is love to you?

Think about purposeful moments of kindness. Last week we heard of a situation in a young family with a baby, that needed a meal. We’ve met this couple one time, but jumped in and dropped dinner off one night. Super easy, and you can even stop off at Costco and grab a chicken and a salad (they have delicious organic salad varieties), and bring something homemade for dessert.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Like this Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe–you can make and freeze! Pull from the freezer another time, for a quick dessert to share with others!

Friends, learning to bless with our money, cooking skills, our presence … and our time (just listening to others’ stories is so important). A random act of kindness is good (paying it forward in the coffee line), but in real life interaction is even better.

How about loving one person at a time–a neighbor, a family, a person in need.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

The perfect food item to bring or share with others (and yummy for back to school), are these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!

Don’t forget to squeeze the water out of the zucchini when you make these.

Add your favorite nuts. (We love walnuts, but I didn’t include nuts in this recipe because I wasn’t sure of dietary needs.) I also used gluten-free oats and flour!

Bake and serve! Oh, and frost if you want (mm-m-m … maple frosting)!

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Yield: 24 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (I used gluten-free)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (I used Bobs' Redmill gluten-free)
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 medium zucchini, finely shredded (approx. 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (or 2 cups if you like)

Directions:

  1. Grease 24 muffin cups. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs slightly with a fork. Stir in (squeezed) zucchini and oil. Add the chocolate chips. Pour in the dry ingredients and mix until moistened. (Batter will be thick and lumpy).
  4. Divide evenly between your muffin cups. Bake 16-18 minutes.

More muffin recipes: Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins [Love from the Oven], Black Forest Chocolate Chunk Muffins [Country Cleaver], Sour Cream Bran Muffins [RE], Zucchini Maple Cupcakes [RE].

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2 comments

  1. Yum. My mom used to always make chocolate zucchini bread. I have a zucchini in need of using, maybe I’ll whip these up when we get home from vacation.

    I love this post. I love kindness and doing things for others practically. I love that we’ve taught our daughters the same thing. Bringing meals is one of my favorite things to do. The other day my daughter and her friend went to the coffee house in Sunriver and she asked the barista where the tip jar was. I don’t remember if they had one but somehow she put money in it and the waitress looked and said “wait, is that all for us” and my daughter said yes. The barista was surprised at her generosity. But my girls have always been that way. They have tipped waitresses way above and beyond what they even ordered because they want to bless them. They even had a waitress follow them out of a restauarant to thank them. What teenagers regularly tip generously…not many. My daughter, being a barista herself, knows how much tips can mean. My oldest daughter who is now married loves offering to bring meals for people and they regularly have young people in their home, sometimes staying the night(s). She learned that by watching us over the years.

    One year we were in Hood River and on the tip jar each employee wrote what their tips were going towards…it was so cute. One girl who was working was going to buy an umbrella to take to college….we left, went to the store and bought her a cute umbrella and a card. She loved it. It’s fun loving people in tangible ways that show we care, that we’ve listened to them, that hear their hearts.

    Right now we have a friend living on our property temporarily in a tiny house because he just needs some help getting back on his feet. will it be interesting? sure. Will the county shake it’s finger and say can’t happen? maybe, but we’ll cross that bridge when it comes. Right now he’s a guy who needs some love, friendship and a chance to get on his feet. We’ve put boundaries in place so that it is as enjoyable for everyone as possible.

    Okay got long winded, but this topic is definitely dear to my heart.

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