Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Quick, easy, AND healthy, loaded up with a double-dose of chocolate heaven. Perfect way to use up your zucchini! 195.1 calories.

Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins - Quick, easy, AND healthy, loaded up with a double-dose of chocolate heaven. Perfect way to use up your zucchini!

I have never really been a fan of chocolate – chocolate bars, hot chocolate, chocolate ice cream, chocolate dipped strawberries, etc. – I know, it’s crazy. But these just never hit the spot for me. But when you throw it into a moist muffin with melted chocolate chips and freshly grated zucchini, I’ll inhale it in the blink of an eye.

Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins - Quick, easy, AND healthy, loaded up with a double-dose of chocolate heaven. Perfect way to use up your zucchini!

I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s because I’m a carb junky. Or maybe it’s the zucchini, the zucchini that you can’t even taste but still get all of the health benefits from in chocolate form.

Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins - Quick, easy, AND healthy, loaded up with a double-dose of chocolate heaven. Perfect way to use up your zucchini!

Now this isn’t your egg-free, oil-free, flour-free type healthy muffins. It has eggs, it has oil (or applesauce if you prefer) and just 2 tablespoons of butter. I say that if you are going to do something, you have to do it right, and butter is always needed, even if it’s just a small amount.

Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins - Quick, easy, AND healthy, loaded up with a double-dose of chocolate heaven. Perfect way to use up your zucchini!

Still, this is the perfect excuse to have a healthy breakfast on-the-go – not to mention, you’re devouring chocolate guilt-free in the AM. You can’t top that!

Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Quick, easy, AND healthy, loaded up with a double-dose of chocolate heaven. Perfect way to use up your zucchini!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil*
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners or coat with nonstick spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together sugar, vegetable oil, Greek yogurt, eggs, butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Place into oven and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

*Apple sauce can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 195.1 Calories from Fat 90.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.1g 16%
Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 35.9mg 12%
Sodium 95.7mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 25.2g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Sugars 16.0g
Protein 3.3g 7%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.