Yum & Yummer is here! Greta Podleski‘s new cookbook is here and I could not be more excited to get cookbook reviewing. I started off with a classic! I used to make the Looneyspoon Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf all the time and think it is genius she renovated it from a 2-loaf recipe to a 12-muffin recipe. Much easier for portioning and this time she uses Greek yogurt along with apple sauce to make them super moist.
You will need 3/4 cup plain 0% Greek yogurt, 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar, 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce, 2 eggs, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup grated unpeeled zucchini (patted dry with paper towels), 3/4 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp sea salt and 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Making The Muffins
Greta has made videos for all her recipes! You can find the video for this one here.
In a medium bowl whisk together yogurt, sugar, apple sauce, eggs, oil and vanilla until well blended. Stir in zucchini.
In a large bowl whisk together all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. You are supposed to add chocolate chips at this point but I forgot!
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until everything is just moistened.
Batter will be thick.
Baking The Muffins
Spray 12 cup muffin tins with cooking spray or oil (I used paper liners but they really stuck to them). Evenly spoon batter into prepared cups.
Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 20-22 minutes.
Until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack and serve warm.
These really are super chocolatey and delicious.
They are not your typical dense muffin at all—look at all the air inside!
As a result they are not very filling so have these as a light snack or you will end up eating two. Like I did!
Cookbook reviewing Yum & Yummer is off to a great start! The photos are fantastic, the instructions are easy to read and I like this new take on her classic healthy treat recipe. I give it four and a half out of five wooden spoons.
Because these are low in fat they do not last long. Mine went bad quite quickly so either serve them to a crowd right away or freeze for another foodie day.
Now if only I can figure out what to do with all that leftover apple sauce. That is my only complaint about low fat baking tricks. It sits in my fridge forever!