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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

September 19, 2015 (Last Updated: January 13, 2019)

Moist chocolate zucchini muffins with chocolate chips

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!

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are moist and delicious

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!

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

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are great for breakfast

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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
  • 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
  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*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 131mg 5%
Potassium 147mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from Mad About Muffins

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  • 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
      September 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      You betcha!

  • Reply
    September 28, 2015 at 2:28 am

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

    • Reply
      September 28, 2015 at 4:47 am

      They are worth trying!

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