Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins



Don’t let the name fool you, these healthy chocolate zucchini muffins are decadent with rich deep flavors of chocolate. We added just the right amount of mini chocolate chips to get a burst of warm chocolate in every bite. The combination of the chocolate mixed with the zucchini makes these muffins super moist and fluffy.

Why You Will Love Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

  • They are packed with decadent chocolate flavor.
  • Zucchini is the perfect addition to these muffins and makes them moist.
  • These muffins have a double chocolate flavor.
  • Mini chocolate chips add an extra burst of chocolate flavor.

What Do Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Taste Like?

Chocolate zucchini muffins are delicious and packed with chocolate flavor! The zucchini is grated and dispersed throughout the muffins. These are double chocolate zucchini muffins because the chocolate chips add extra chocolate flavor. These muffins are perfectly balanced and the zucchini flavor is very mild. They taste like delicious double chocolate muffins!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These are double chocolate zucchini muffins. We used Dutch-processed cocoa powder to give these muffins a chocolate flavor. Then, we added mini chocolate chips for a double chocolate flavor. You can even save some of the mini chocolate chips to add to the top of the muffins before baking them or add additional ones.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Ingredients

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  • Eggs: Helps the muffins come together.
  • Applesauce: Unsweetened applesauce is used in this recipe.
  • Milk: Use your milk of choice or unsweetened almond milk.
  • Vanilla: Just a splash of vanilla extract.
  • Flour: These muffins are made with all-purpose flour.
  • Cocoa Powder: Use Dutch-processed cocoa powder.
  • Salt: Just a bit of salt.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: Help the muffins rise in the oven.
  • Sweetener: Use sugar or your 1:1 sugar-free sweetener of choice such as monk fruit or stevia.
  • Zucchini: Grate the zucchini.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips: For extra delicious chocolate flavor.

Why Use Mini Chocolate Chips?

We like to use mini chocolate chips because they evenly disperse chocolate flavor throughout the muffins. You don’t have to use as many of them since they are smaller and you get a delicious burst of chocolate flavor in every muffin.

Are Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Healthy?

These chocolate zucchini muffins are a healthy lightened-up option. We used unsweetened almond milk and unsweetened applesauce in this recipe and there is no oil.

How To Make Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

First, grate the zucchini and remove all of the excess moisture.

Grated Zucchini

Then, add the eggs, unsweetened applesauce, almond milk, and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Mix these ingredients.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffin

After that, sift all of these dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients.

Then, add the sugar to the bowl and mix. From there, fold in the grated zucchini and mini chocolate chips.

How To Make Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

After that, lightly spray a non-stick silicone muffin pan with oil. Then, pour the batter into the muffin pan and bake the muffins.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Once done, let them cool and enjoy!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Tips For Making Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Grate The Zucchini

For this recipe, there is no need to peel the zucchini. Cut off the ends of the zucchini and grate it with a regular-sized grater. Then, place the grated zucchini on a paper towel or thin towel and remove the excess moisture. It is essential to remove the moisture before adding the zucchini to the muffin batter.

Don’t Overmix The Muffin Batter

It is important not to overmix the muffin batter. This will ensure the muffins turn out light and fluffy. Make sure to combine the wet and dry ingredients. Then, fold in the grated zucchini and mini chocolate chips.

Meal Prep Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These muffins are great for meal prep! You can make them for the week and store them in an airtight container on the counter or in the refrigerator. Also, these muffins freeze well if you want to save some to enjoy later.

How Long Do Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Last?

These muffins will last 1-2 days in an airtight container on the counter at room temperature. Or, they will last 3-4 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can I Freeze Muffins?

Yes, you can freeze these chocolate zucchini muffins. They will last 2-3 months in the freezer. Store them in a freezer-safe container. We like to use stasher bags because they are reusable.

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Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 5 votes
Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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These healthy chocolate zucchini muffins are decadent with rich chocolate flavor. We added mini chocolate chips to make them double chocolate zucchini muffins.

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  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 CUP unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/4 CUP unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice

  • 1 TSP vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ CUPS all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 CUP Dutch-processed cocoa powder

  • 1/4 TSP salt

  • 1 TSP baking powder

  • 1/2 TSP baking soda

  • 3/4 CUP sugar or sugar-free sweetener of choice

  • 1 CUP grated zucchini, about 1 medium zucchini

  • 2 TBSP mini chocolate chips


  • Cut off the ends of the zucchini. Then, grate the zucchini with a regular-sized grater or food processor. Then, place the grated zucchini on paper towels and remove all of the excess moisture from the zucchini.
  • Add the eggs, unsweetened applesauce, almond milk, and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Mix all of these wet ingredients together.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and baking soda into a separate bowl. Then add these dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients until combined.
  • Add the sugar to the bowl and mix. Make sure all of the dry and wet ingredients are combined but don’t overmix the batter.
  • Fold in the grated zucchini and mini chocolate chips.
  • Lightly spray a non-stick silicone muffin pan with oil. Or, place cupcake muffin liners in the muffin pan. Then, pour the batter into the muffin pan or liners and make 12 muffins. Optional: Add some mini chocolate chips on top. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees F for 24-28 minutes, ours took 26 minutes. Once cooked, let them slightly cool, and enjoy!


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  • This recipe makes 12 muffins.
  • WW Points™: 2 points per muffin  *if you use a sugar-free sweetener
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Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories90
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.8g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0.8g 0%
  • Cholesterol 28mg 10%
  • Sodium 120mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 16.1g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.4g 4%
    • Sugars 2.3g
  • Protein 3.2g 6%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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