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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

September 19, 2015 (Last Updated: August 6, 2019)

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Moist chocolate zucchini muffins with two kinds of chocolate!

Chocolate muffins on a baking rack.

There is a crispness in the air and the leaves are starting to change.  Even though the temperatures have dropped, my garden is still going strong.  Since I am back to work during the week days, I tend to only get into my garden on the weekends.

I keep finding giant sized zucchini that are magically growing during the week.  Giant zucchinis are perfect grated up and used in these chocolate zucchini muffins!

A blue and white plate with muffins on the plate and one muffin split in half.

Don’t feel like you need to let your zucchini grow to the giant size. These muffins can be made with smaller zucchini as well.  If you don’t have a garden, lucky for you zucchini is readily available year round at most grocery stores.  You never know when you might have a craving for moist, chocolaty zucchini muffins!

Tips for making chocolate zucchini muffins

  • Grate your zucchini with the large holes on a  grater
  • If zucchinis are extra large, slice in half length wise and scrape out seeds prior to grating. Small zucchini can be grated whole.
  • Do not over mix batter. Mix just until combined.
  • Spray your muffin tin or use paper liners.
  • For even sized muffins, use an ice cream scooper to fill muffin tins.
  • Bake in a preheated oven.
  • Allow muffins to cool 5-10 minutes in muffin tin and then remove and place on a baking rack to continue cooling.

Some other ways to use up zucchini are these zucchini cheddar pancakes, zucchini bread or zucchini stuffed chicken breasts.

Two chocolate muffins stacked on top of each other.

Other Great Muffin Recipes:

Don’t forget to PIN for later! A stack of muffins on a white board.

If you make this recipe, Iā€™d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop

5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Moist chocolate zucchini muffin

Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate zucchini muffins, zucchini muffins
Servings: 15 muffins
Calories: 219 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cocoa powder and sugar.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, buttermilk and oil.
  3. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Mix just until combined
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and zucchini
  5. Spray muffin pan, or line with paper liners
  6. Scoop batter into pan.
  7. Bake at 375 for 17-20 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from Mad About Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Maya @ Treats and Eats
    September 29, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Chocolate muffins plus an easy way to get my veggies in? Yes please!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      You betcha!

  • Reply
    Fareeha
    September 28, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Zuccnini muffins??? I have never tried it before.. ur blog never stops to amaze me

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 28, 2015 at 4:47 am

      They are worth trying!

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    September 25, 2015 at 2:26 am

    This is a great way to ‘eat your vegetables’ and have your sweets in one go! We’re coming into Spring here in Australia so maybe our zucchinis will start revving up. Today at the market, I saw Blood Oranges for sale-my favourite!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 26, 2015 at 6:23 am

      You will have zucchinis in no time at all. I love the changing of the seasons….no matter which season we are going into, I always love it!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    September 24, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    None of my squash plants produced anything but flowers this year. Boo for me because these chocolate zucchini muffins look awesome! I guess I’ll just have to buy some at the farmer’s market and I’ve got my fingers crossed for my pumpkin patch!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 26, 2015 at 6:24 am

      I’ve never have any luck with pumpkins. I hope yours produce beauties.

  • Reply
    Kennedy Cole
    September 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    5 stars
    Your so lucky to still have zucchini, Kathy! Mine died a long while ago! But I still totally love these muffins anytime of the year! šŸ˜€

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 24, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Our growing season is just about done! I might still get one or two more zucchinis!

  • Reply
    Cailee August
    September 23, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Ahhh! zuchinni! I really need more of it in my life! This recipe looks delicious! Healthy, nourishing and oh-so-satisfying! YUM! šŸ™‚ LOVE it!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 24, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      I like to tell myself that because it has zucchini it’s extra healthy!

  • Reply
    Danielle @ So Munch Love
    September 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Awww, man– giant zucchini. Those things are otherworldly. I love the idea of chocolate zucchini muffins, that way I can have chocolate for breakfast. Heh heh. Looks delish!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 24, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Yep! I find my ways to sneak chocolate in throughout my day!

  • Reply
    Manali @ CookWithManali
    September 23, 2015 at 10:45 am

    zucchini is so awesome in baked good!! love this recipe Kathy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 24, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      I agree! It’s like a little boost of hidden nutrition!

  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    September 21, 2015 at 10:52 am

    I love chocolate and zucchini. And these delicious muffins have written my name all over them. SO YUMMY!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      I can convince myself I’m eating healthy with the zucchini in these muffins!

  • Reply
    Laura
    September 21, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I’m sad about my zucchini plants too, they didn’t produce a single one!!! This recipe is worth buying them from the grocery store though, they are cheap enough. It never ceases to amaze me how chocolate and zucchini go so well together. I can never figure that one out! The tops of your muffins are just glowing Kathy, I love that look, Ha. Would eat 10 of these right now if given the opportunity =)

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Darn! It’s so disappointing when a crop doesn’t do well! Keep trying!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    September 21, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Our zucchini plants just didn’t do so well this year, but I am totally saving this recipe for next summer. We often turn the big zucchini into soup, but I’m loving this muffin idea!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 22, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      Zucchini soup? I’ve never tried that!

  • Reply
    Emanuele @ guyslovecooking
    September 21, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Greta combo!! thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 21, 2015 at 4:40 am

      Thanks!

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