Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins

patricia martin


You know you have a good recipe when your hubby asks you to make it and share it with others. A healthy recipe that, to me, tastes better every day after you make it. It keeps getting better and better. Very moist and the walnuts add a special touch.

★★★★★ 8 votes
15 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The flavors in these muffins work so darn well together, and they are just super moist.  We added in some chocolate chips, and they tipped the scales of awesomeness.


1 1/4 c
whole wheat flour
1/4 c
unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 tsp
baking powder
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
banana, mashed
1/2 c
raw sugar
1/2 c
unsweetened applesauce
1/4 c
non-dairy milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
shredded zucchini
1/2 c
raw sugar (optional)
I like to add walnuts... it adds to it for me

How to Make Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins


  • 1Preheat oven to 350F. Grease muffin pan and set aside. If using paper liners, lightly spray inside of liners with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • 2Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together.
  • 3In another bowl, cream mashed banana with applesauce and sugar (use extra 1/2 cup for a very sweet, dessert-like muffin).
  • 4Add in soymilk, vanilla, zucchini and any other optional add-ins you might like such as vegan chocolate chips or chopped raw walnuts. Stir until evenly combined.
  • 5Add flour mix to wet mix in 3-4 batches and stir until just combined.
  • 6Spoon batter into greased muffin pan and bake 18-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • 7Chef's Note: These muffins store well both in the fridge and freezer & the raw sugar in this recipe may be reduced to 1/2 cup.
  • 8I add the optional 1/2 cup of raw sugar as I want these to be sweet for a dessert instead of a bread (1 cup total sugar).

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About Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy