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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These double chocolate zucchini muffins are perfect for anyone who loves moist and tender muffins with a little healthy touch to them.
Double chocolate muffins with zucchini piled on a plate with milk in the background and zucchini next to it.

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For all the chocolate lovers out there! Here’s a healthy treat that’s perfect for busy mornings. Look no further than these double chocolate zucchini muffins! Perfect for snacking, easy breakfasts, or just to make and give to friends and family who love baked goods!

Half a chocolate zucchini muffin on a white plate with other muffins around it.

Got a lot of extra zucchini?? Let’s use it up! These soft and moist muffins are one of the best ways to use excess zucchini. Full of chocolate chips and flavored with unsweetened cocoa powder gives, these muffins a rich chocolate flavor. Plus, no one has to know they’re ALSO full of zucchini. 

I mean, don’t hide it from anyone, but you won’t have anyone picking them apart, looking for green stuff in the double chocolate muffins.

A pile of chocolate zucchini muffins on a white plate on a cutting board.

We never hide Vegetables for best results

I don’t advocate hiding vegetables from picky eaters. I recommend telling kids what’s in them and letting them try it. Once they love zucchini muffins and you serve them zucchini in something else, they’ll be much more open to the idea. 

A split chocolate zucchini muffin on a white plate.

Want to make mini muffins??

You can make mini muffins with this recipe! Just use a mini muffin pan and grease it well! For best results, don’t use any papers with a mini muffin pan, they work great without them.

Double chocolate muffins with zucchini piled on a plate with milk in the background and zucchini next to it.

This recipe will make roughly 24 mini muffins give or take a few, depending on the actual size of your mini muffin pan. 

If you want kids to love muffins, make them mini! They’re the perfect treat to pop in lunch boxes or serve up for snacks! But let’s be real, adults love mini muffins as well, don’t knock them till you try them!

Ingredients for zucchini chocolate muffins.

For these muffins, you will need:

  • shredded zucchini
  • ​all purpose flour
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • granulate sugar
  • ​eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • vanilla extract can use almond if you prefer
  • milk
  • chocolate chips 
  • muffin tin
  • muffin liners
  • large bowl 
  • medium bowl
  • rubber spatula 
  • wire rack
  • box grater or food processor with a grating blade

What kind of chocolate chips should I use

I used semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe. You can also use dark chocolate chips if you like them. Or milk chocolate chips work too! Try mini chocolate chips if you have or even white chocolate will work!

Double chocolate zucchini muffins on a plate with zucchini in the background.

Our other favorite Zucchini Recipes 

We all know that during zucchini season, summer squash plants are prolific, so you know I have some tasty recipes to use them!

And I also highly recommend participating in “Sneak Them on to Your Neighbor’s Porch” day on August 8th. It’s a great way to share your bounty with people who will love it. 

Top down view of chocolate zucchini muffins.

Have you tried making Zucchini Banana Bread?? Full of banana flavor and the moistness of zucchini, this quick bread is perfect for snacking or an easy quick breakfast.  Or try my double chocolate zucchini bread!! The same flavors as this muffin recipe but in a quick bread!

Or go savory! Try these Zucchini Fries. They’re crispy and crunchy while also being soft and tender, perfect for dipping! Or make zucchini pancakes! A classic veggie fritter that is a classic for a reason!! 

A split open chocolate zucchini muffin.

How to Store Muffins

The muffins can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. You can even freeze these muffins. To freeze muffins, place them in an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to two weeks. If you’re worried about freezer burn, go ahead and wrap the muffins individually. And then place them in the freezer bag. 

Double chocolate muffins with zucchini piled on a plate with milk in the background and zucchini next to it.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

5 from 54 votes
These double chocolate zucchini muffins are perfect for anyone who loves moist and tender muffins with a little healthy touch to them.
Course: Bread Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Laura
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  • 1 medium zucchini about 1 1/2 cups of grated fresh zucchini
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350º
  • line a muffin pan with muffin or cupcake liners, set aside
  • Shred zucchini and set aside
  • n a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa soda, and salt and set that aside as well
    Dry ingredients for zucchini chocolate muffins.
  • Whisk eggs in a large mixing bowl, and add sugar,
    Eggs, sugar, vanilla extract in a bowl with a whisk.
  • Whisk in oil, vanilla, and milk
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined, do not overmix
    Dry ingredients added to wet ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • pour off any excess liquid in the zucchinin and then add the shredded zucchini to the batter
    Shredded zucchini added to the chocolate muffin batter.
  • Fold in ¾ cup of chocolate chips
    Chocolate chips added to the chocolate zucchini batter.
  • Divide batter between 12 paper-lined muffin cups
    Chocolate zucchini muffin batter divided into a muffin tin.
  • Top with remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips
    Chocolate chips on top of chocolate muffin batter before baking.
  • Bake in center of oven for 15-17 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and let them cool on a wire rack
    Fully baked chocolate zucchini muffins.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Laura

Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

11 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins”

  1. 5 stars
    I am huge fan of sneaking zucchinis into muffins, these were great and the kids didn’t know I had fed them veg, winning!

  2. 5 stars
    I love adding shredded veggies to my baked goods! Making these muffins is such a great way to use up summer produce from our garden when we just can’t eat any other zucchini recipes.

  3. 5 stars
    Double chocolate and double yum! These were so tasty another batch has already been requested by the fam. And I agree about ‘sneaky’ veggies. Teach the kids that veggies are tasty! Great tip.

  4. Healthy zucchini and chocolate muffins! Yes, please. These were super good, my kids have been requesting them in their lunch boxes, thankfully the don’t know there is zucchini in them!

  5. 5 stars
    Although I love ALL vegetables, zucchini is at the bottom of my list. But shred it and bake it in these double chocolate muffins, and I’m all over it. Delish!

  6. 5 stars
    Chocolate and zucchini? Love these muffins! I also loved that I was able to sneak some veggies into the kids! With the chocolate they taste like a treat but I loved the hidden zucchini!

  7. 5 stars
    My kids are ok with most veggies but not zucchini. I don’t know why. So this muffin recipe is an ideal way for me to trick them to eat zucchini. And honestly, they never know. They couldn’t tell even though they literally finished all the muffins. I feel I’m a winner. Lol

  8. 5 stars
    These are the best ever! Zucchini along with chocolate is a great way to use veggies in a treat. My kids love zucchini and so these muffins disappeared in no time.


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