Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

My generous neighbor Jack, who happens to have an amazing green thumb, gave me a couple of beautiful zucchinis from his garden. My kids asked if I would make chocolate zucchini bread but I decided to make muffins instead because I didn’t want to have my oven on for an hour in this hot weather. The muffins were a snap to make and tasted really fantastic! The kids loved that I threw in chocolate chips and I loved that I used whole wheat flour. These muffins were a great after-lunch snack and a perfect breakfast the following day.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins:


  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 3/4 cup of canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup of zucchini, shredded
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

How to Make Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a muffin tray with cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine both flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and cocoa. Mix thoroughly.

In another bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Add the shredded zucchini and stir. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just combined then add the chocolate chips. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tray, filling each cup to the top.

Chocolate Zucchini MuffinsBake in the oven for 17-20 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool before serving. Enjoy.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


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  1. I would never think of putting zucchini in a chocolate muffin. That is just too cool. Of course I think I'd keep this a secret until after family raved about them! I don't see the sugar qty either.

  2. I made a batch of chocolate zucchini muffins last summer. My family loved them. It looks like yours turned out perfectly. I haven't made muffins in a while. I'll have to give your recipe a whirl this weekend!

  3. Wow, this is a daring attempt! I wouldn't have the guts adding zucchini to my chocolate cake – but they look great!

  4. Time to enjoy courgettes. Early courgettes are packed with flavour and a real treat.
    Time to harvest.
    Delicious muffins.
    Wishing you a great weekend ♥

  5. Wow-these look fantastic! Adding zucchini to cakes and quick breads is a great way to add moisture (think applesauce or shredded carrots), and a great way to sneak veggies into your children's diet! Great job, Pam!

    Kim in MD

  6. That is a beautiful muffin. I once made chocolate zucchini cake and loved it, so I'm sure I would also love these. I like your addition of whole wheat flour. In scanning through the recipe I don't think I saw the amount of sugar to be used.

  7. Mmmm, zucchini and chocolate. Sounds like a great combo. I haven't used my muffin top pan in ages, I should rectify that soon. =) Have a great weekend!

  8. Just found your blog (through Mandy!) and everything looks so good! I'm going to be baking/cooking up a storm in the next few weeks thanks to you!

    These look divine!

  9. Beautiful looking muffin. Don't think I've seen a more perfect one. I always tell my kids that zucchinis are perfect because they take on the flavor of whatever they are cooked with. This has gotten them eating a lot of zucchini dishes over the years without complaint. I think I'll make these for Sunday breakfast. Thanks!

  10. Delicious!!! I love anything chocolate and since they have veggies in them….I can eat as many as I want right? 🙂

  11. What an interesting flavor combination, I've never had anything like it! While zucchini are still looking good at my store, I should grab a couple and give this a try…

  12. I always prefer muffins over bread because the bake time is so much shorter!
    Just made a chocolate zucchini cake for a family birthday. No one even knew it had zucchini. I called it chocolate ganache cake because really, the ganache on top is the best part. I also used whole wheat flour.
    The muffins look great!

  13. Thank you so much for this recipe! I planted zucchini this year and now that they are ripeing have no idea what to do with them! I will be giving this recipe a try! Thank again!!!

  14. I've been meaning to try these for ages! Our market is overflowing with giant zucchini right now!

  15. Thanks for this recipe.

    At my Toastmasters meeting the other night someone brought chocolate zucchini bread for snacks and it was big hit.

    I didn't get the recipe from him so this is a great find for me.


  16. I searched for a chocolate zucchini muffin today and am so glad I chose this recipe! They turned out amazing… my mother in law liked them, and she is a fabulous baker and quite picky 😉 Delish and super easy, thanks!

  17. Just made these and they are INCREDIBLE! So moist and chocolatey. Thanks so much for another great recipe. Good stuff here 🙂

  18. AMAZING! Made these this morning, and they are incredible! You can’t taste the zucchini, but it makes the muffins incredibly moist! I think next time I make them though, I might cut the amount of cocoa in half… just to see how they would taste a LITTLE less chocolatey!

  19. made these this morning. I think they are great, but the next time I make them, I think I am going to make sure that I grate the zucchini a bit finer – there was too much texture to them. thanks for the recipe!