MUFFIN OF THE MONTH- Chocolate Cherry
Everywhere I turn right now I see cherries for sale! So naturally my muffin of the month for August had to be Chocolate Cherry. On the surface you'd think these should just be a naughty little treat, but with no oil or butter and relatively low sugar content, these are healthy enough to eat for breakfast. So live a little and start out your morning with a little decadence.
2 1/2c flour
2tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1/2c milk (nut milk works too!)
1c shredded zucchini
1/4c chocolate chips
12 cherries pitted & cut in half
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl beat the eggs until frothy, then add the remaining wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just enough to moisten. Too much mixing makes a tuff muffin. Fill lined muffin cups 3/4 full (I use a large icecream scoop) and bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden.
TIP- This recipe is easily made gluten free by simply swapping out the flour with a gluten free version such as Robin Hood or my favourite flour blend. You can also make this vegan easily by using an egg replacer and vegan chocolate chips.