• Makes 12
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


If it has vegetables in it, that makes it healthy….right?! Either way, these Chocolate Zucchini muffins are amazing.

Ingredients (makes 12 Muffins)

  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/4 Cups Milk
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Tightly-Packed Shredded Zucchini
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips or Chunks


  1. Whisk sugar, oil, eggs, milk and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Gently fold flour mixture into liquid mixture until just combined. Fold in shredded zucchini and chocolate chips.
  2. Spoon mixture into a greased 12-cup muffin tin and smooth tops.
  3. Bake muffins at 220•C for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 190•C and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Cool muffins in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.


*These muffins freeze well. *I don’t personally use vegetable oil but it can be used as an alternative to coconut oil. *Coconut sugar in an alternative for brown sugar. *If you are a salt fan you could add 1/2 Tsp instead of 1/4. *I use a very generous cup of chocolate chips.

  • Thanks for the recipe. Could substitute the sugar with banana to make it healthier.


  • A very unique dessert with a vege ingredient


  • Nice recipe and thanks so much for the added tips.


  • I will be trying these! I absolutely agree, if it has vegetables in it, It’s healthy. My girl is celiac so I will substitute some items.


  • Healthy and a great sneaking sweet cupcake with hidden veggie I love the rich colour in them


  • Interesting combination & I would love to try.


  • I’m not sure how much you could taste the zucchini, especially with chocolate chips on it.
    One way sneak some vegetable in though.


  • Will have to try this out


  • Wow zucchini in a sweet muffin…not sure about this.


  • I love this idea of hiding the veggies kids are somtimes fussy eaters and it sounds lovely!!


  • What a great way to sneak in veggies brilliant


  • I made them as slices instead. Very nice!!!


  • They look lovely and moist. Sounds like a winner.


  • I will have to try these ones. Thank you!!


  • oh wow these sound great and I imagine they are very moist – what a sneaky way of getting good stuff into my kids without them realising – adding this one to the recipe book! – thank you for sharing :)


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