Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

I’ve been loving the abundance of zucchini lately. Between zucchini pasta, zucchini pizza boats, and zucchini fries, I’d never made anything sweet with it. Since I wasn’t sure how Alex would react to (yet another) dinner of zucchini, I decided to try it in a muffin recipe. I ended up making them pretty chocolatey because… why wouldn’t you?

chocolate zucchin muffins

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
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These muffins are rich enough to be dessert but healthy enough to be breakfast on the go!
Recipe type: Muffins
Cuisine: Dessert or Breakfast
Serves: 12
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated (about 1 cup of grated zucchini)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  2. I grated my zucchini using a fine cheese grater. It did take awhile but with a little elbow grease you'll have it done in no time. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, and baking powder.
  4. In a smaller bowl, beat the sugar, egg, vanilla and yogurt until combined.
  5. Fold in the flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop out into 12 muffin tins and bake for 15-18 minutes.

double chocolate zucchini muffins

I know, it’s hard to let them cool before digging in. The chocolate is so perfectly melty. I think next time I’ll try using mini chocolate chips.

zucchini muffins

Each muffin has just under 200 calories. (You can see the full nutritional info here.) You could get them down to about 150 calories if you half the chocolate chips. These really are loaded with chocolate chips… but that’s part of why they’re awesome. Still. Choose your own adventure.

zucchini muffins

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These double chocolate zucchini muffins are the perfect way to use up your leftover veggies! They're super easy to make and filled with chocolate!

What’s your favorite use for zucchini?


  1. I have never made anything sweet with zucchini either even though I always think about doing so. These muffins look delish!

  2. I love zucchini in muffins! LOVE this! Must try GF!

  3. Since the muffins have zucchini in them, I imagine it’s perfectly acceptable to eat for dinner? 🙂 Haha

  4. Yummo! I think I will need to try these, tweaking with different flours and sweeteners. And I love your “why not chocolate” thinking…. girl after my own heart!

  5. These muffins look awesome! I got on a zucchini tots obsession this summer- mmmm.

  6. These look rich and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  7. FINALLY you shared! Yum! Time to make the most of the zucchini before they disappear again for another year….off tangent, but I bought peaches the other day….BLEUGH….definitely not their time right now, they were brown inside and gross. This was a good reminder for me to use vegetables while they are in their peak! Favorite way to use zucchini? In muffins….although I haven’t tried chocolate 🙂

  8. YUM! These look so good.

  9. oooh my aunt needs to make these so the kids will eat zucchini! she’s made regular bread before and totally tricked ’em. these look delicious!

  10. Ohh my, the chocolate is just oozing. These look so good. I like using zucchini in things like this, or any baked good.

  11. These look absolutely divine!!

  12. These look so moist and delicious! And for all of that chocolate, 200 calories is totally worth it!

  13. I love this idea!! I have made chocolate zucchini pancakes before and I bet the combination is delicious in muffin form! It is totally cool to eat chocolate for breakfast when vegetables are involved, right? 😉

  14. Love these and have company coming this weekend! Perfect for breakfast! Question, would honey work instead of sugar do you think? I try to limit our sugar. Thanks!

  15. I tried a recipe like this, but in porridge for last week and it turned out really well. Zucchini and chocolate is such an unusual but winning combination. 🙂

  16. Looking at these pictures are making me want some melted chocolate! Hmm I love zucchini bread, but I reallllly want to try zoodles! (zucchini noodles, like spaghetti squash noodles).

  17. These look so good, and so easy! I definitely already have all those ingredients. Can’t wait to try! 🙂

  18. These muffins look amazing! I actually love chocolate and zucchini together, they truly work their magic! 🙂

  19. I love using courgettes in cakes they keep them so moist and it goes with chocolate so well! I would happily take a few of these of your hands!

  20. yessssss
    one of my favorite ways to use zucchini! I like making jumbo chocolate muffins with zucchini in them and give them to my hubby for breakfast. Instant veggies for breakfast! Well…kinda 😉

  21. mmmm now this is how zucchini should be eaten!! yum

  22. Zucchini is not my favorite raw veg, but if it’s mixed in with some baked goods or used as an ingredient, I’m all for it. Especially if it is disguised in chocolate. YUM @ these muffins 🙂 !

  23. These look amazing.

  24. Oh my these look great. I’m obsessed with zucchini and everything you can do with it. It’s pretty amazing!

  25. I have two huge zucchinis sitting in my fridge! I know exactly what I’m going to do with them now!

  26. I have never put courgette (what we call it here in the UK) in anything sweet before. But I think I need to get on board as it is a good way of adding veggies.

  27. So do you taste the zucchini at all? Interesting concept and they sure do look tasty!

  28. I love zucchini muffins! It’s such a good way to use up zucchinis and you’d never know it’s there. Love it!

  29. I’ve made these multiple times and me and my mom love them! They’re gooey and chocolate-y. The zucchini gives a great texture 🙂

    Edye |

  30. Those look amazing! I’m definitely going to try these.

  31. Mmmm….you had me at double chocolate 😉

  32. These look SO good and I can call them a health food when I eat six of them! Our To grandma’s house we go link party just opened this morning, we would love to have you!

  33. What a lovely idea…mixing chocolate with zucchini. Thank you for sharing your sweet muffins at DI&DI.

  34. Oh these look so good. It is a good way to eat your veggies.

  35. Your Muffins look delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  36. Yes, please! Wish I had one now. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared.

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