Donuts. No matter how difficult the day may be or how demanding a task may appear, nothing brightens our lives and makes all the worries go away like a warm donut. They’re the perfect and ultimate stress reliever for life! 
Imagine, if you will, taking all that delicious, calming flavor and texture of your favorite donut and baking it up into a warm, mouth-watering muffin, with one simple twist. What’s that twist, you ask? Zucchini. Yes, you heard me right, zucchini!
With the help of our Freeze Dried Zucchini and our impressive Alta Artisan Bread Flour, we’ve baked up the ultimate, mouth-watering, nerve calming treat that is sure to lighten your step and make each day just a little bit better. Grab an apron and your favorite mixing spoon, it’s time to bake up some Chocolate Zucchini Donut Muffins!
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup Sugar, divided
1/3 cup Coconut Oil, melted
1/4 cup Applesauce
2 Eggs
7 Tbsp Milk
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, divided
1/2 cup Butter, melted
Yields: 12 muffins
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
sugar-oil-and-eggs
In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup Sugar, coconut oil, and applesauce, and mix together. Add eggs and milk and stir in.
cocoa-powder-in-mixture
Next, add baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and flour. Stir together until a thin batter forms.
crushing-zucchini
Place your freeze dried zucchini in a resealable sandwich bag and smash into smaller pieces with a rolling pin. Add zucchini to batter and mix accordingly.
batter-in-muffin-cups
Prepare your USA Pan Muffin Pan by spraying with cooking spray. Using a spoon, scoop batter into each cup.
baked-muffins
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Remove and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out.
While muffins are cooling, whisk remaining cinnamon and sugar together in a medium bowl, and place melted butter in another bowl, Gently dip each muffin in the butter completely, then roll it in the cinnamon/sugar mixture, and allow to set up on a wire rack. Serve and enjoy!
chocolate-zucchini-donut-muffins
Get ready for a trip to flavor town, because these muffins are out of this world! Warm, fluffy, and with an amazing blend of cinnamon and sugar flavors, this is what comfort food looks and tastes like. The zucchini baked up inside gives an added level of flavor you never knew you’d love in a donut, or a muffin! Serve these up after a long, rough day, and you and your family are sure to feel that calming comfort that only comes from donuts!
donut-muffins
We all need a donut sometimes, and these donut muffins are the perfect fix!