Thursday, September 27, 2012

Healthy Zucchini Muffins (with chocolate chips)

I realize I have been posting a lot of recipes lately! No, The Life Of Faith isn't becoming a baking blog, but I do love sharing yummy recipes with you, and Fall is my favorite time to bake with all of the apples, pumpkins, and of course you can't forget about the zucchini that your mother-in-law keeps trying to get you to take home!

My goal for my blog is for it to be a place that glorifies the Lord, not my own accomplishments. 
John 3:30 "He must become greater, I must become less."

I do believe, however, that God is glorified when we as wives and mothers serve our family, friends, or even neighbors in the way of baking or cooking IF we are doing it in the name of the Lord!

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

So you think you can't bless someone with that giant zucchini sitting on your counter?
Let's try some healthy zucchini muffins!

Now, I know I don't normally go the healthy route...the more carbs the better it tastes, right? Well this week I had a gestational diabetes scare and it really go me thinking about the way that I eat (and bake). Especially while I am pregnant, I need to be more health conscious! 
So for this recipe, I have used whole grain flour, and substituted apple sauce for the oil.
Did you know you could do that?
Apple sauce instead of oil??
I'm not even going to look into the science of it, but it worked! I hope you will give it a try:)

If your family is hesitant to eat any sort of muffin with a vegetable, add the chocolate chips...they disguise the zucchini well!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar (or a little more if you want it sweeter)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 TSP vanilla
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup chocolate chips (if desired)
Directions

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl

mix the egg, milk, apple sauce, lemon juice and vanilla together in a smaller bowl

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in the large bowl and mix together.

Mix in zucchini and chocolate chips

Divide evenly among paper lined or greased muffin cups

 Bake for 20 minutes at 350 or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean

Enjoy your healthy scrumptulicious muffins!
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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

12 comments:

  1. Those look so great! I have used applesauce when making quick breads for a few years now as a substitute and I think it works great. Trust me, I'm no baker so that was a big leap for me to try that out! haha! Thanks for sharing the recipe. On another note, sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes scare! I hope you are baby are well!

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  2. These looks delicious! I'll have to try this recipe...

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  3. These muffins sound so good!! I'm going to have to try this recipe :)

    Whitney

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  4. those muffins look great. Thanks for sharing. stopping by from the Sunday Social.

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  5. These look good! I have been seeing a ton of recipes for muffins that have zucchini in them! I will admit I'm a little scared! Can you taste it?!
    ~Brittany
    thedennybuzz.blogspot.com

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  6. These look absolutely wonderful! I love muffins! :)

    http://ashtonanddiscourse.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your thoughts on serving others. It is so true and something to live by! It is so easy to share your light by taking the time to create and make for others. Thanks for the reminder to do everything with God as the focus.
    Visiting for the first time today.

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  8. this looks delicious and not so difficult to make... i'm not a good cook - i actually wonder how i've become marriage material at some point in my life - but sometimes things like this make me want to try new things in the kitchen. thanks for sharing!

    found you through 'two in diapers'. i'm your newest followest :) hope you can find the time to come visit (and maybe follow) me too sometime. have a great weekend!

    it must be (so)... liberating

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  9. Hello! I'm stopping by from the Sunday Social. These muffins look wonderful. I am definitely putting them on my 'to make' list. I need a healthy but sweet recipe. Can you believe I have never tried zucchini bread or muffins? I'm a little behind the times. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by and say hello:

    http://adventuresofasemperfifamily.blogspot.com/

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  10. These look delicious! Thanks for linking up at the CHQ Blog Hop! See you again on Tuesday!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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  11. I saw these come up on my FB feed, and I was hoping you'd share them! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday :)

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  12. following from the mixer, would love a follow back! http://thoughtsoffluff.blogspot.com/


    these look yummy!

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