This recipe is from Good and Cheap.
Good and Cheap is a gorgeous cookbook for people with limited income, particularly on a $4/day food stamps budget. The PDF is free (ahora en Español!) and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. I have more cookbooks, too!
Zucchini in chocolate cake sounds weird, but it’s a very mild flavor and the truth is you barely taste it. It adds tremendous moisture to these beautiful dark chocolatey muffins. The yogurt, oats, and zucchini make these so moist and soft and then you get a little gooey meltiness from the chocolate chips. Wow. Anyway, give them a try. They are a delicious breakfast treat, but they are yummy enough to have for dessert as well!
As it gets later in the summer, the zucchini grows bigger and bigger. The big ones are not as tender and delicious as the smaller or medium ones. BUT they are perfect for baking! This is another recipe from Good and Cheap.
Growing up my mother made a chocolate zucchini cake that I really wanted to hate as a child (ew mom, zucchini in cake! Seriously!) but unfortunately when I tasted it I loved it and had to decide between deliciousness and stubbornness. Well I chose deliciousness!
- 2 cups zucchini grated
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon (optional)
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)