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Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are an absolute favorite of mine! Try this recipe and you'll soon discover why!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 11
Calories 339 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • Slightly less than 1/3 c. honey
  • Slightly less than 1/4 c. molasses
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil softened or melted
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg whites
  • 1 banana well mashed
  • 3/4 c. plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. grated zucchini approx. 2 medium
  • 2 c. whole wheat flour*
  • 1/4 c. ground flax seed
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Once you've shredded your zucchini, squeeze out any excess moisture. In a stand mixer, mix together the wet ingredients (including the zucchini).
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, ground flaxseed, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet batter and mix well.
  4. Lastly, add your mini chocolate chips and stir just until incorporated. Lightly coat your jumbo muffin tin with cooking spray; fill each cup about half way (I used my large cookie scoop and filled each cup with two scoops).
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
I used the soft white winter wheat berries for this recipe and it turned out wonderful. I freshly grind the berries in my Blendtec right before adding it in the recipe. The fresher the flour, the higher the nutritional value. Of course, if you don't have the resources to grind your own wheat berries, you can buy store bought whole wheat flour as well.
Also, if these aren't going to be eaten within a couple of days, I would suggest storing them in the fridge. Because of how moist they are, they won't last long on the counter top.

Adapted from Marcus Samulesson

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 358mg16%
Potassium 611mg17%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.