wait, there’s green in my muffin! chocolate zucchini muffins + applesauce

The other night I discovered a new food blog, Pinch My Salt. It’s filled with lovely photographs and beautiful looking recipes. And when I spotted the recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, I knew it would be the perfect recipe to start off the long Labour Day weekend. These muffins use applesauce instead of a lot of oil and I definitely liked the sound of a low-fat treat. I had a little bit of applesauce in the fridge, but I quickly made some more out of 2 very large and truthfully, rather unappealing Granny Smith apples. Here’s my very simple recipe for applesauce.

Cornelius is pretty much enamoured with these muffins…the only thing he would have changed to improve them slightly is to add mashed bananas instead of the applesauce. I’d have to agree.

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8 comments to “wait, there’s green in my muffin! chocolate zucchini muffins + applesauce”

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    Rachel   September 2, 2006 at 11:13 am

    Very cool! I’ve been toying with the idea of a chocolate zucchini cake for a while now. These muffins look great!

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    Nicole   September 2, 2006 at 11:14 am

    Just wanted to say “hi!” Using banana instead of applesauce is a good idea. I haven’t actually made these myself yet…I got them from a friend and enjoyed eating them! I have been making lots of muffins lately…both banana ones and applesauce spice muffins! I like to make my own applesauce too. Love your blog!

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    Ivonne   September 3, 2006 at 7:17 am

    Gorgeous muffins … now I have a use for all that zucchini from the garden.

    We are overrun by zucchini!

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    Brilynn   September 3, 2006 at 8:09 am

    If you’re looking for more zucchini baking ideas, look no further than: http://jumboempanadas.blogspot.com/2006/09/how-to-get-rid-of-zucchinis-that-are.html

    My garden was recently overrun with zucchini so I was baking up a storm trying to use them all.

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    jenn   September 3, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    oh yummy another way to use zucchini! Kickpleat, send me your email and I’ll send you some more baking with zucchini!!! hugs
    jenn

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    Mary   September 4, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    I’ve got these in the oven right now. I used half mashed banana/half apple butter. Hopefully that combo will work out!

    Thanks so much for all the great recipes – love your blog!

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    linda   September 6, 2006 at 8:07 am

    I could have sworn I commented about how I love zucchini in things, not on its own…but it seems to have disappeared. Also, I tagged you.
    http://kayaksoup.blogspot.com/2006/09/five-foods.html

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    kickpleat   September 6, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    rachel, these would be a great cake. not too sweet and with the added bonus that it’s not too bad for you!

    hi nicole! thanks :)

    ivonne, i’m not such a zucchini fan, but i’m trying! i can’t wait to see what kind of recipe you come up with!

    wow, brilynn, you’ve made a ton of yummy looking zucchini treats!!

    thanks jenn, like i said to ivonne, i’m not a huge zucchini fan, but i’m definitely interested in more ways to learn to like them!

    oh mary, i hope they turn out for you! my husband can’t get enough of these and the banana idea was definitely his!

    weird linda about your comments…i swear i never got them. ooh, that darn blogger! yup, i’ve filled in my 5! thanks for choosing me :)

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