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Triple Chocolate Winter Squash Muffins

This is one of those recipes where the winter squash is not the focus of the recipe but more of an ingredient, replacing some of the fat and sneaking some veggie goodness into a treat.
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 c. good-quality cocoa powder
  • 3/4 brown sugar
  • 3/4 dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • 1/4  c. melted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 c. cooked pureed winter squash (butternut or hubbard)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Grease muffin tins or line with paper liners. Heat over to 400 F.
Combine flours, baking soda, cocoa, brown sugar, 1/2 c each of chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, egg, squash and vanilla. Add ingredients to wet and mix just until combined.
Scoop into muffin pan wells and sprinkle muffin tops with remaining chocolate chips.
Bake 14-16 minutes until muffins are springy to touch. and toothpick comes out of them clean.

By Christine Burns Rudalavige published in Edibile Pioneer Valley