It’s National Zucchini Day, which means we get to celebrate with one of my all-time favorite recipes…chocolate chip zucchini muffins!
It’s about this time of year people start to wonder what they can do with all the zucchini growing in their garden. It’s not uncommon to see neighbors gifting (and re-gifting!) their zucchini squash to each other! Let’s learn some fun facts about zucchini.
Fun Zucchini Facts!
- Did you know the longest zucchini was 8 feet, 3 inches long?! That’s about 2-3 feet taller than your parents!
- You can eat the flower of the zucchini plant – in some countries it is considered a delicacy!
- Small zucchinis have more flavor than large zucchinis.
- Zucchini was brought to the United States by the Italians.
Now time for muffins!
Start by washing and shredding your zucchini with a cheese grater. Set zucchini shreds aside.
Next, mix all of your muffin ingredients in a large bowl. Gently stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.
Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray. Scoop muffin batter into the tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Test if the muffins are done with the toothpick test. Simply poke a toothpick in the center of a muffin and quickly take it out. You’ll know the muffins are ready when the toothpick comes out clean!
These muffins are amazing right out of the oven, or stored in the fridge/freezer for later use. Pack them in your lunch, eat them with milk for breakfast, or pair them with a fruit for a nutritious snack!