I realized that I hadn’t made anything chocolatey in awhile and muffins seemed like a good idea. Muffins are easy and quick and don’t require a lot of baking time, which is nice when the weather is hot! These Very Chocolate Zucchini Muffins have chocolate chips in the batter, which make them extra good and chocolatey.
The recipe makes almost 2 dozen (22 to 23) yummy muffins—or you can make four mini-loaves instead (baking time will be longer). These muffins are moist, yet cakey, and they have nice rounded tops. They’re also a great way to use that zucchini from your garden or farmer’s market!
Very Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
VERY CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS by NancyC
Makes 22 to 23 muffins (or 4 mini loaves)
- 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate (two 1-ounce squares)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup light olive oil or non-GMO canola oil
- 1/4 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (or lite sour cream)
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 cup semi-sweet mini or regular chocolate chips (I prefer using the mini’s)
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with paper liners (if making mini-loaves, grease and flour 4 mini-loaf pans).
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave baking chocolate until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil, yogurt, grated zucchini, vanilla, and melted chocolate; blend well. Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon (optional), and cocoa powder. Then fold in the chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Spoon into lined muffin cups or 4 mini-loaf pans.
Bake muffins at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. If making mini-loaves, try baking those for 40 to 45 minutes.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
Zucchini always makes baked goods so nice and moist. What do you like to bake with zucchini?
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I usually make zucchini bread with mini chocolate chips when we have a bunch of it in the summer. But these muffins are going on my must try list! Thanks!
You’re welcome, and hope you like them! 🙂
Are we twins ;-D! I was thinking today…it’s Friday and it has been a long week, so I must have chocolate. These are definitely going on my list to try as a wonderful way to start the morning. My chocolate cookies can end the day. LOL!
Yes, chocolate is always a great way to end the week and start the morning! 🙂
These are going on my list to make, also, when I get some fresh zucchini this summer! Yummy!
You can never have too many zucchini recipes for the summer, Ann! 🙂
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Thank you for recipe! I had all the ingredients on hand so I made them today. I made them gluten free with a couple tweaks..thinking about sharing on my blog so I remember 🙂
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You’re welcome, Lynne! Glad you liked them and were able to make a gluten free version! 🙂
These are healthy so I won’t feel guilty having fourths!
That’s exactly right! 🙂
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Love these! Made them to accompany a Paleo birthday breakfast for my husband’s birthday tomorrow! Kind of an oxy moron, but I’m just gonna cross my fingers the zucchini cancels out all that sugar! ;). They are DELISH! (and the muffin top stayed beautifully plump). Thanks for the recipe!
Glad you liked the muffins, Ali! I like to think that the zucchini cancels out the sugar, too! 🙂
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Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it!
You’re welcome, Rachel!
I am craving for anything chocolate and I think these would satisfy the craving! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday, Nancy!
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Bookmarking for company. Thanks for serving over at Fiesta Friday!
Hope you enjoy the recipe! 🙂
Your muffins look so moist and delicious, we will love them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,448 and hope you will come back soon!
Thanks so much! 🙂