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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
Total Time
38 mins
These double chocolate zucchini muffins are quick and easy to make and stay amazingly moist when baked. They are super chocolate-y and delicious!
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch, Great Snacks
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories: 245 kcal
  • Unsalted butter (to grease the muffin tin)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • cups sugar
  • ½ cup milk (or almond milk, or oat milk)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups finely grated zucchini
  • cups dark chocolate chips divided
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425°F. Grease 18 cups of two muffin pans with butter or line with paper liners.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a second bowl and using an electric mixer, beat the oil and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the milk, vanilla extract and eggs one at a time. Mix until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir only until just combined - do not over-mix. Stir in the grated zucchini and then 1½ cups of the chocolate chips.
  4. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pans. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the batter in the muffin tins.
  5. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes. Then turn down the oven temperature to 350°F. Do not open the oven door. Bake for another 10 t0 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean from batter.
  6. Transfer the muffin pan to a cooling rack and let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Then remove the muffins from the pan and cool completely on the wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature or store muffins at room temperature for 3 to 5 days in an airtight container or zipper sealed bag. You can also freeze the muffins for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 114mg5%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 67IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.