• Makes 12
  • 35 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients


A healthy zucchini chocolate muffin using banana and honey to sweeten.

Ingredients (makes 12 Muffins)

  • 1 1/4 cup Self raising flour (can use gluten free)
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbl spoons Olive oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Grated zucchini - squeeze the juices out
  • 1 Mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup Milk (any kind, I used oat milk)
  • 1/2 Chocolate chips (can use dairy free if you wish)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line muffin tray with cupcake liners and spray the inside with oil. Mix together SR flour And cocoa powder.
  2. Using an electric beater in a seperate bowl, beat oil, egg, honey and vanilla on a medium speed until well combined
  3. Add milk, zucchini (don’t forget to squeeze out the juice) and mashed banana. Beat on medium again until combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix with a spatula until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Divide mixture between muffin tray
  6. Bake in oven for 25 minutes
  7. Allow to cool


This recipe is easily adaptable to your diet, can be gluten free, dairy free, lactose free etc. You can also use coconut oil instead of olive.

  • Wow I would absolutely love to try this, sounds healthy!


  • Choc chunks to get the zucchini down, love it


  • Never thought of making muffins to use up my zucchini before.


  • Love that this is sweetened with good things. Keen to give it a go for my toddler


  • Nice way to include veggies in muffins and so appealing


  • I love muffins and with some zucchini in them it makes it even more healthy option

    • And I find the zucchini makes them even more lovely and moist


  • Interesting combination – and healthy too!


  • I would never of thought to put zucchini and cocoa together but sound interesting


  • This is a healthier muffin version,they look great!


  • They sound good to me, and easy to make.


  • I’ve heard that using zucchini provides moistness to cakes. will have this give this one a go.


  • These look so good and I love that they contain zucchini


  • It will be interesting to see what this tastes like!
    I never thought of using it in a sweet cupcake before.


  • Very clever use of zucchini!

    • Zucchini is so good in so many sweet and savoury recipes. I am a big fan of using zucchini in recipes.


  • I love making muffins and chocolate muffins with zucchini sounds so good!


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