Ever thought of putting courgette in a muffin? Well you should. As odd as it sounds, the courgette barely adds flavour, at least in this recipe it is masked by the deliciousness of chocolate. So why use courgette in your muffin then? Well, it provides a lovely moist texture and softens the muffin. You know how easily muffins can be dry and crumbly? The addition of courgette ensures that your muffin will be a treat every time.
I love hidden vegetables in food my family view as treats. This recipe uses courgettes that otherwise would go to waste as my kids are of the kind that will eat anything so long as they don't know it's there. And I love that they are getting the goodness of a courgette in a food they believe to be a treat. If only they knew! This courgette muffin is sure to please even the fussiest of eaters.
Make some ahead of time and freeze them ( they freeze really well) for school lunches, for after school snacks or as a treat to go with a nice warm drink.
[yumprint-recipe id='10'] If you like this recipe, please take a look at some of my others that include courgette like this chocolate cake, and this lasagne recipe. Courgettes are really versatile so don't limit yourself to a courgette muffin only. Grate it in bolognaise sauces, make courgette and seed loaves, chop them into stews…
I'd love to hear from you if you try this recipe or have any others that include sneaky hidden vegetables. Tell me about them in the comments below!
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.