Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

While driving by my old neighborhood last week, my kids said they missed living next to our amazing neighbors Jack and Mary. They were always so sweet to all of us and Jack never failed to put bags of fresh produce on our fence from his amazing garden. In the fall, they would bring us loaves of the most delicious chocolate zucchini bread that my kids absolutely loved. My daughter asked if I could try to make Jack & Mary’s yummy zucchini bread so I went in search of a recipe and found one on Joy of Baking that looked good. I adapted the recipe to make muffins so I wouldn’t have to heat up the house with the oven on for an hour. This recipe turned out to be great! Both of my kids loved these moist and delicious muffins and said they were as good as Jack & Mary’s bread ~ I took that as a huge compliment! Thanks for the inspiration Jack & Mary.

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

Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl, stir until well combined. Toss in the chocolate chips and mix.

Whisk together the eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla together until well combined. Add the zucchini and mix. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just combined. Spoon evenly into the muffin tin.

Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before placing them on a cooling rack to continue cooling. Serve & enjoy.

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Yield: 12

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 20-25 min.

Total Time: 30-35 min.

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups shredded raw zucchini

Directions:

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

Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl, stir until well combined. Toss in the chocolate chips and mix.

Whisk together the eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla together until well combined. Add the zucchini and mix. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just combined. Spoon evenly into the muffin tin.

Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before placing them on a cooling rack to continue cooling. Serve & enjoy.

Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Joy of Baking
Inspired by Jack and Mary

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32 Responses to “Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins”

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — August 7, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    I’m ashamed to admit I have never had zucchini bread/muffins before. Now I’ll have to bake a batch of these, they looks delicious Pam!

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    Pam — August 8, 2013 @ 1:10 am

    Did you know Jack had a mild heart attack and had a stint put in an artery? Tina says he is doing well.

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    • Pam replied: — August 8th, 2013 @ 10:24 am

      I did not know that! Please tell Jack and Mary that I hope he is doing
      better and if they ever need anything, don’t hesitate to contact me. I am
      just down the road if they need meals or grocery shopping done or anything!

      Thanks for letting me know. I will be sending prayers their way.

      Pam

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      • Pam replied: — August 21st, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

        I have a question about pears. I am making Pear Relish, the recipe calls for “hard pears, not Bartlets”. Do you have any idea what pear I should look for….they will be ground.

        Thanks for your help….Pam Hills

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    The Café Sucre Farine — August 8, 2013 @ 1:37 am

    Yum! I bet these are so moist with the zucchini. I’m sure your old neighborhood misses you too!

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    Jenn — August 8, 2013 @ 5:13 am

    My mom used to make chocolate zucchini cake when I was younger. I loved it… until I realized I was eating zucchini… then I didn’t like it for awhile (picky kid that I was). Good thing for me I grew out of that before I was in high school!! lol These muffins look fantastic, Pam!

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    gloria — August 8, 2013 @ 6:37 am

    I love these chocolate zucchini muffins Pam!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — August 8, 2013 @ 6:55 am

    The muffins sound great! Glad you were able to make your kids happy! :)

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    Kim in MD — August 8, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    Ah, your neighbor Jack. I have left many comments over the years staing that I wish I had a neighbor like Jack! These zucchini muffins look so delicious, and will be a fun way to use up some of the zucchini I have sitting on my counter!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 8, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    I love the fresh and healthy appeal you brought to these muffins, they look great!

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    Rhonda — August 8, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

    I have never had this combo before, it looks delicious. Must have been great having such generous neighbors.

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    Jovina Coughlin — August 8, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    My family loves chocolate zucchini bread. I never thought to make muffins. Will have to try this recipe.

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    Joanne — August 8, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    I wonder if I could even get my brother to eat zucchini with these! Yum.

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    Laura — August 8, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

    These muffins look delicious! Sweet story as well :)

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — August 8, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    These look delicious. I love using zucchini in baked goods.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 9, 2013 @ 4:35 am

    These muffins look delicious! I like the combo of zucchini and chocolate.

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — August 9, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    Yum, I love how moist and delicious zucchini makes baked goods.

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    vanillasugarblog — August 11, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    :::printing::::
    I want to make these so badly in a bread form.
    Thanks Pam!

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    Kristine — August 20, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    My kids loved the muffins!! No idea they had zucchini

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    Milita — September 3, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    Wow, I just pulled a Bach of these out of the oven and they are perfection! I wanted to taste them first before I made a double batch to freeze. I will use this recipe again for my double batch, they are melt in your mouth good!! Thanks for sharing

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    Mary — October 14, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Just put a batch in the oven…..can’t wait to try them!

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    Stacey — February 26, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    I do lots of baking, and these are the best zucchini muffins by far that I have made. So good, followed recipe exactly. Might have fun with white chocolate chips or some pecans.
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    Tova — March 4, 2014 @ 10:57 pm

    I made these yesterday when my boys asked me for chocolate cupcakes…we are trying to get the sugar out so I replaced the sugar with date syrup (I used 1/2 cup of date syrup instead of 2 cups of sugar in a double batch) – success!! Thank you for the awesome recipe!

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    Karen — March 21, 2014 @ 7:24 am

    This is one of my kids favorite muffins! Wonderful flavour . I highly recommend trying the recipe.

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    Sandy Bailey — June 6, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

    Wow! Just made these with my girls and they are huge family hit! Thanks for sharing.

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    Sandy Bailey — June 6, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

    Wow! I just made these with my two girls and these are now a huge family hit. Thank you for sharing.

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    Becky — September 27, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

    These were really yummy! I reduced the sugar by half and still thought they were plenty sweet. I also subbed applesauce for the oil. A big hit with my 4-year old too :)

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    Squeaky — September 30, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

    So we got a giant bag of yellow squash on the clearance rack for 99¢ and this is just the type of recipe we were looking for. I cut the sugar down a bit, my kids complain if the muffins are too sweet (weird, I know!) and used melted butter because I always use melted butter in muffins. They are super delicious and my son already eyed them and said “I get one in my snack tomorrow, right? I will be making a double batch with the rest of that bag of squash tomorrow.

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