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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

½ cup soft or melted butter
½ cup oil
1¾ cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
½ cup milk (with 1 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar to sour)
2 ½ cups flour
4 Tblsp. cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
2 cups shredded/grated zucchini
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional.
½ cup chocolate chips

Cream together butter, oil and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and milk-mix well.
Add dry ingredients. Mix by hand until blended.
Stir in zucchini, and nuts if desired.

Divide batter into prepared muffin tins, lined with paper or foil muffin cups.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Touch or toothpick test works.

Dust with powdered sugar to serve. Makes 2 dozen muffins.
Frosting with Cream Cheese frosting makes them yummy cupcakes!

Zucchini Muffins

2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3eggs
2 cups grated zucchini
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped nuts

Blend sugar, oil, eggs, zucchini and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.

Divide batter into prepared muffin tins, lined with paper or foil muffin cups.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Touch or toothpick test works.
Makes 2 dozen muffins. These freeze well.

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