Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

My generous neighbor Jack, who happens to have an amazing green thumb, gave me a couple 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:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 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

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

In a large bowl combine the 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.

Bake 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.


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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54 Responses to “Chocolate Zucchini Muffins”

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    Jaynie — August 20, 2010 @ 4:24 am

    How much sugar? I don't see it in the ingredient list.

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    Liz from SimpleItalianCooking — August 20, 2010 @ 4:48 am

    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.

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    theUngourmet — August 20, 2010 @ 5:28 am

    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!

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    Sushma Mallya — August 20, 2010 @ 5:49 am

    looks so delicious..

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    Kris — August 20, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    Ohhhhh, I am SO making these!! I still have zukes coming out of my garden like crazy!!!

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    Pavithra — August 20, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    Wow what a gorgeous muffin..looks soo tempting…

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    Cooking Gallery — August 20, 2010 @ 6:43 am

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

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    Ana Powell — August 20, 2010 @ 7:23 am

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

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    ♥peachkins♥ — August 20, 2010 @ 7:33 am

    great flavors!

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    Carolyn — August 20, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    Wow, they rose so high, I love how they look! Great flavour combo.

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    Anonymous — August 20, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    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

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    grace — August 20, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    i remember generous jack! :)
    GREAT dome on your tasty muffins. i'm impressed.

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    grace — August 20, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    i remember generous jack! :)
    GREAT dome on your tasty muffins. i'm impressed.

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    grace — August 20, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

    i remember generous jack! :)
    GREAT dome on your tasty muffins. i'm impressed.

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    Happy@Home — August 20, 2010 @ 12:42 pm

    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.

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    Mandy — August 20, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    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!

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    PeggyR — August 20, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

    Those look and sound wonderful!

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    Becky — August 20, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    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!

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    Suman Singh — August 20, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

    Zucchini in muffins sounds interesting and flavorful..love to try this recipe..thanks for sharing!

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    cooking mama — August 20, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

    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!

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    Jennifurla — August 20, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    Chocolate perfection

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    Pam — August 20, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

    Jaynie, Liz, and Happy@Home,

    Thank you for letting me know. I have corrected the error in both the recipe and the printable recipe. I used 3/4 cup of white sugar. Thanks again.

    Cheers,

    Pam

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    Melissa — August 20, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

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

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    Variety — August 20, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    If I don't have wheat flour, can I just use that much more white flour?

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    Jason — August 20, 2010 @ 3:37 pm

    These look so good Pam! I just love anything with zucchini.

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    Pam — August 20, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    Variety,

    You can use all white flour if you want. Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Pam

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    Lisa — August 20, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

    Mmmmnn! I think my kids will love these.

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    Marjie — August 20, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

    Ah, Jack! What a lovely neighbor! Good idea putting chocolate in the muffins!

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    momgateway — August 20, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

    Pam, this is such a creative way of using the bounty of summer zucchini —so yummy and healthy!

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    The Comfort of Cooking — August 20, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

    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…

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    teresa — August 20, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    i love baking with zucchini, especially when it's something yummy like this! these look great!

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    Katrina — August 20, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    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!

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    The Blonde Duck — August 20, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

    You know, I've never tried zucchini bead!

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    Jessica Collin — August 20, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

    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!!!

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    5 Star Foodie — August 20, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    These muffins look incredible & healthy with the addition of zucchini!

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    Pam — August 20, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    These would be great to take to school! I get so hungry mid-morning!

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    We Are Not Martha — August 20, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    Yay! I love zucchini bread, but chocolate? Even better!!

    Happy weekend :)

    Sues

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    Nil — August 21, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    Amazing recipe. Thanks.

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    Recipe for Delicious — August 21, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

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

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    Julie — August 21, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    They are just beautiful…the rose so nicely :)

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    Debbie — August 21, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

    That is so nice of your neighbor! These muffins look delicious too and I am excited that you used wheat flour!

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    Michelle Wiggs — August 22, 2010 @ 4:03 am

    These look amazing! I think I know my next weekend breakfast contribution!

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    http://costcocuisine.blogspot.com/ — August 22, 2010 @ 11:13 am

    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.

    Thanks.

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    Kerstin — August 23, 2010 @ 1:47 am

    What a unique chocolate twist – I love it, yum!

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    fittingbackin — August 23, 2010 @ 2:19 am

    These look great!! I would never think to use zucchini!

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    pchand29 — August 23, 2010 @ 5:27 am

    I am making chocolate chip muffins using a box mix, how can I add zucchini to this? How much should I add? Should I add anything else? Should I decrease anything?

    Acai Advanced Cleanse

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    HLawson — August 26, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    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!

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    Julie — March 4, 2012 @ 5:06 am

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

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    ashley — March 26, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    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!

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    michelle — July 26, 2012 @ 4:22 am

    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!

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    Alison — August 9, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    These muffins are delicious! My family ate them right up! Making a second batch right now!

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    Brand — April 24, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    This muffin looks fantastic. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!

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