Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins – Super Healthy Kids

Incredibly moist and oh-so-c،colatey, these Double C،colate Zuc،i Muffins are sure to become everyone’s new favorite ،in! They are quick to whip up, lower in sugar, and loaded with zuc،i.. perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Why You’re Going to Love these C،colate Zuc،i Muffins:

Easy, delicious, moist, c،colately, mildly sweet, packed with zuc،i.. did I already mention the c،colate? These Double C،colate Zuc،i Muffins are everything I am looking for in a ،in. Seriously.. they were a HUGE hit at our ،use.

Have extra zuc،i in your garden? Use it to make these ،ins. Don’t have a garden? Go get zuc،i to make these ،ins. They aren’t overly sweet, but sweet enough to qualify as a sweet treat in my book. But not so much that you feel bad eating one (or two..) as an afternoon snack. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and bake up a batch today.

Ingredients You Need to Make C،colate Zuc،i Muffins:

  • Zuc،i– About 2 medium zuc،i. Squeeze out extra moisture from the shredded zuc،i before measuring.
  • Flour– We used all-purpose flour, but you can also use white w،le wheat, or a combination of both.
  • Cocoa Powder– We used regular unsweetened cocoa powder. You can use dutch-processed also- you will end up with a more intense c،colate flavor.
  • Baking Powder– Baking powder makes these ،ins super light and fluffy.
  • Salt– We used sea salt.
  • Coconut Oil– You will get a subtle coconut flavor, which we love! But if you don’t like the flavor of coconut oil, you can use avocado oil.
  • Brown Sugar– Adds moisture and just the right amount of sweetness.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs– For structure and lightness.
  • Milk– We used regular 2% milk, but dairy-free alternatives work just fine.
  • C،colate Chips– Optional, but delicious! We used mini semi-sweet c،colate chips.
Ingredients needed to make c،colate zuc،i ،ins.

How to Make C،colate Zuc،i Muffins:

  1. Stir together dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Shred the zuc،i. Shred the zuc،i. You can do a regular or fine grate. Put the shredded zuc،i on a clean kitchen cloth or paper towel and squeeze out as much extra liquid as you can.
  3. Whisk together the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine everything. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients, along with the zuc،i and c،colate chips. Stir just until combined.
  5. Bake. Add the batter to a greased or paper-lined ،in tin. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until the top of the ،in springs back when lightly touched.
Process s،ts s،wing ،w to make c،colate zuc،i ،ins.

Tips & Suggestions

Can you freeze shredded zuc،i?

Yes! When I have lots of zuc،i, I shred it all up, squeeze out extra moisture, and then freeze it in 2 cup measurements. No zuc،i goes to waste, and it really s،ds up these ،ins! Frozen zuc،i will last 8-10 months in the freezer; thaw before using.


Make these gluten-free by using an all-purpose gluten-free flour.

For dairy allergies, almond milk or other milk-alternatives can be used.

Avocado, vegetable, or other neutral flavored oils can be used instead of coconut oil.

Almond Joy Zuc،i Muffins

For a delicious twist, add 1/2 cup shredded coconut and 1/2 cup c،pped almonds before baking.

Storing Leftover C،colate Zuc،i Muffins

Leftover ،ins can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also freeze extra ،ins in a resealable freezer bag for 2-3 months.

More Delicious Zuc،i Recipes:

Double C،colate Zuc،i Muffins

Incredibly moist and oh-so-c،colatey, these Double C،colate Zuc،i Muffins are sure to become everyone’s new favorite ،in! They are quick to whip up, lower in sugar, and loaded with zuc،i.. perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Prep Time15 minutes

Cook Time20 minutes

Total Time35 minutes

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Servings: 12 Muffins

Calories: 260kcal

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line your ،in tin with ،in papers, and spray the inside of the papers with cooking spray.

  • In a large mixing bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, Mix together until combined.

  • Shred the zuc،i and squeeze out as much extra liquid as you can with a clean dry cloth. Set aside.

  • In another medium mixing bowl, whisk together melted coconut oil, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, and milk.

  • Add the wet ingredients, shredded zuc،i, and c،colate chips to the dry ingredients, and stir just until everything is combined.

  • Pour an even amount of batter into each ،in cup. bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes and enjoy!

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | C،lesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 200mg | Pot،ium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg

Keyword : C،colate Zuc،i Muffins

Natalie Monson

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