Chocolate Zucchini Muffins - A Bountiful Love

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Do you struggle to get your kids to eat vegetables? I pretty much do not have any problems with our daughter Lucy when it comes to eating her veggies BUT our youngest Lily, on the other hand, is picky when it comes to vegetables.  Incorporating veggies with her favorites is my go-to technique. There's no fight, and there's no... "Mom..veggies are only for grown-ups" talk.

Whip up this delicious and healthy muffin recipe. I guarantee you that your little ones at home will never taste the zucchini in this Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. Moist, budget friendly, and very easy to make!


1 cup grated zucchini, I grated mine a little bigger but you can shred it thinly.
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar ( you can reduce this)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup Canola oil ( can use coconut oil)
1/3 cup milk ( low fat)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus 1/2 cup for the topping


Preheat your oven to 350 deg. Spray your muffin tin with nonstick spray. 
In a medium-size bowl, whisk the applesauce, oil, egg, milk, and the vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, combine the flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and sugar.

Pour in the wet ingredients ( applesauce mixture) into the dry (flour mixture) ingredients. Do not over mix.
As we all know, over mixing results in hard muffins. Fold in the zucchini and the chocolate chips (the best part)

Using a large scoop or about 3 tbsp, fill in the muffin tin with the muffin batter.

Put some chocolate chips on top too!

Bake the muffins for about 20-25 minutes or do the toothpick trick.
Poke the center of the muffin, if it comes out clean it is done.
As I had mentioned above, you can finely shred the zucchini too, most kids eat with eyes so they may wonder what is that white stuff on their muffins.

If there's one thing that I wish I did was to reduce the sugar in this recipe. But if you are seriously having a sweet tooth, by all means..use that 2/3 cups of sugar I suggested above.

You will never taste that grated zucchini. Just look how moist it is and full of chocolate goodness.

Don't forget to pin and share!!


  1. I'm always on the lookout for healthy and yummy recipes. Thanks for sharing and joining Tuesday Talk!

    1. Ditto! Thank you for stopping by Christina and always my pleasure..

  2. Yum, these look delicious! Amazingly enough, my usually picky toddler has actually been really good about eating veggies lately (knock on wood), but I still try and sneak them in where I can. Definitely going to have to make these. Pinning, thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Jody! Yes, I hear you..some days they are good eaters. On some days, they won't eat what they usually eat. Thank you for pinning and for stopping by.

  3. My hubby refused to eat it at Then..he loved it! Pleasure is mine..

  4. These look so yummy! We made my mother in law a chocolate zucchini cake one year for her birthday and my boys all gobbled it up. We'll have to try these! Pinned.


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