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Veteran – After School Snack- Recipe Highlight

This is one of my children’s favorite afterschool snacks!

I love when I take the time to make these- so they are warm and fresh when my children walk in the door from school.  There is something about having something ready for your kids when they come home from school, that screams:  “I LOVE YOU!”  I am really trying to work on this… but somedays I fail horribly.  (“WHAT?  It’s 3:00 pm already…I haven’t even gotten dressed yet!”).

When I work with my TIME, and tell my children I love them with

healthy food after school…I feel blessed!

(Especially when there is CHOCOLATE involved!)

   FEED Children daily.

Feed them emotionally, spiritually, and of course PHYSICALLY.

Much love, {m}

…also known as VETERAN Mommy

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins (No Dairy, No Eggs, No Oil)


1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 1/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 whole banana, mashed

1 cup raw sugar- or sugar substitute

     (I used 1/2 cup sucanat and 1/2 date sugar.  Agave Nectar could work)

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used vanilla soy milk)

1 cup shredded zucchini (I did a little more than this)

Chocolate Chips- add as much or as little (Carob or Vegan OR any other kind that will help make your kids eat this delicious muffin!)

Optional:  Chopped walnuts


Preheat over to 350 degrees.  Mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together.  In another bowl, cream mashed banana with applesauce and sugar.  Add in soymilk, vanilla, zucchini, chocolate chips and nuts if desired.  Stir until evenly combined.  Slowly add the dry flour mix to the wet mix, stirring until just combined.

Grease muffin pan or if using liners, lightly spray inside of liners with cooking spray to prevent sticking.

Spoon batter into greased muffin pan and bake 18-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Store in fridge or freezer for a quick and yummy snack! 

*I made 15 muffins with this recipe.  And they were gone before I could even put them in the freezer 🙂

Source: WFM 1-10

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