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Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Healthy chocolate zucchini muffins made with whole wheat flour and no butter or refined sugars (besides chocolate chips). They're naturally sweetened with banana and honey or maple syrup for an insanely delicious, perfectly moist double chocolate zucchini muffin!

Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Muffins, Nut Free, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate banana zucchini muffins, chocolate zucchini muffins, healthy chocolate zucchini muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 160 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled (or sub olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup honey, agave nectar or pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (from about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1 ripe mashed banana (or you can use 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup regular or mini chocolate chips, dairy free if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners and generously spray inside of liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini of excess water with a paper towel. This is important, so don’t forget!
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add coconut oil, honey/maple syrup, vanilla, egg; mix on medium-low until smooth and well combined. Add in zucchini, banana (or applesauce) and almondmilk; mix again. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Evenly divide batter into prepared liners. Bake 22-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. After 5 minutes, remove muffins and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

To keep muffins dairy free: use dairy free chocolate chips.

To make gluten free: use gluten free all purpose flour or gluten free oat flour.

I love adding a few extra chocolate chips (2-3) on top of each muffin before baking to make them look pretty, but it's up to you.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3.4g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.