Chai Spiced Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

It's Muffin Monday (who knows, maybe it will catch on)!  These moist chocolate zucchini muffins are bursting with rich chocolate chips, crunchy walnuts and the flavors of a cup of chai-spiced tea.  What more could you want?

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with papers.
  2. In medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves and salt.
  3. In a separate, medium sized bowl, stir together banana, vanilla and brown sugar until fully blended. Add oil and stir a few times. Add zucchini and stir to incorporate.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry and stir just until blended. Fold in chips and walnuts.
  5. Divide mixture among muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and transfer to cooling rack. Cool completely before removing from cups.

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