My oldest son, who is 4 year old, has lately been super selective about what to eat. Long ago the food was not an issue, because he used to eat everything that I prepared to him. But his taste suddenly changed, and he’s no longer much of a “friend” of vegetables. So, in this situation one should manage to figure out ideas to get them to eat a little bit of everything, mainly fruits and vegetables. Well, it was because of this that I came up with these muffins, as every child obviously loves sweet things, and if it is made of chocolate, much better! Hence, I made the perfect mix between what he wants and what mom wants, which is why I added zucchini and carrots. Amazingly, my son didn’t even realize that the muffins had these two ingredients, not from the taste nor the texture. He loved them, they were really delicious, ideal for children.
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- ¼ cup of white granulated sugar
- ½ cup of canola oil or similar
- ¾ cup of shredded zucchini
- ½ cup of grated carrot
- 1 ½ cup of whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- ½ cup of unsweetened chocolate powder
- ½ cup of plain yogurt (i.e. with no flavor)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- In a bowl or large plate, put all the dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and chocolate powder. Set aside.
- Then in another bowl, stir the eggs with the sugar.
- Add oil, and mix well.
- Then add the zucchini and carrots.
- Add the dry ingredients and the yogurt to the mix.
- Fill the molds (up to ¾ their heights) with the muffins mixture.
- Bake for 18 minutes.
- Optionally, you may also cover the muffins with ganache: melt ¾ cup of chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon of butter, and ¼ cup of liquid cream.