Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (Cupcakes)

Long time no post! And there is no better way to start the blogging season up again then with a delicious (chocolate) recipe! Here is a recipe for chocolate zucchini muffins that taste like cupcakes!

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup of peanut butter

1 ripe medium size banana

1 large egg

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons ground flax meal

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup shredded zucchini (squeezed of excess moisture)

1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat nine baking stoneware muffin cavities with butter. Combine all of the ingredients except for the shredded zucchini and chocolate chips in a food processor. Blend on high until mixed. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips by hand. Scoop batter into the muffin cavities, filling them 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until the tops are set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes before removing. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Another way you can use this recipe is by making it into brownies.  This was a lesson I learned by trial and error. My second time making them I used butter instead of peanut butter. This made them way to moist (and buttery). When I went to take them out of the oven it looked like they were not done but the tops were set and a toothpick came out clean so I took them out anyway. I let them cool and then tried to remove them. I found that underneath the top was raw batter! So, I scooped all of the raw muffins out into a bowl, added a 1/4 cup of peanut butter and stirred it together. I then spread it into a 9×9 pan and baked them. To make brownies I would double the recipe and use peanut butter and no butter.

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A new thing that Anna and I are starting this fall is an etsy account. We will have a store on etsy were we can sell some of the things we make. Currently in our shop is the mouse pictured above and the bag pictured below.

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The name of our shop is the “PioneerChicksCrafts”. If you go onto etsy.com and then type our shop’s name into the search bar, it will bring you right to our shop.

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Blueberry season is here…

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And that means it is also delicious blueberry pie season!

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The Svart Hona’s are growing up fast! I now know I have 2 males and 1 female.

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Hitan is my only ‘pullet’. A week ago she started crowing so she had me questioning! But pullets can ‘change into’ cockerels. I think is was just because she being raised with 3 other cockerels, who were just learning how to crow. Now I have them integrating with my older flock and I have not heard her crow in a while!

Have a great week!

by Alexa