Moist and decadent Zucchini Chocolate muffins dotted with chocolate chips. This is the fluffiest and softest zucchini muffins you'll ever bake!
Try my decadent Chocolate Bundt Cake next and these crinkly Brownies if you love to bake in small batches! Find all my breakfast recipes here!
I am guilty of not sharing this ultimate chocolate zucchini muffins recipe with you sooner! I mean do you see how rich and moist it looks?
Now I know what you are thinking! Veggies? In chocolate muffins?? Are you outta your mind!!!
But wait!! Zucchini is the best thing to have happened to chocolate muffins. It imparts a ton of moisture and zero flavor to muffins (Thank Goodness!).
You will never know there are veggies sneaking in your muffins! And look at that texture!
Texture of these Chocolate Muffins:
These chocolate zucchini muffins taste ever better than they look!
- Supremely moist and decadent
- Over the top chocolatey
- Melt in mouth soft
- The regular gang of flour, leaveners, egg, granulated sugar and salt
- Cocoa: I use Hershey's special dark, not the natural one
- Grated zucchini, oil and brown sugar for a moist and flavor rich muffin
- Coffee powder: To boost the flavor of chocolate
- Chocolate Chips: You need to coat them in some flour. As the batter is thin, they might get sunk to the bottom as the muffins bake
How to make chocolate zucchini muffins:
They are so easy that you can make them with your eyes closed. Not really! But you get my point! And they contain double dose of chocolate. Aka chocolate in the batter and melty pockets from chocolate chips.
Lets see how we bring the batter together:
- Let your egg and zucchini come to room temperature.
- Combine an egg, both sugars, oil, vanilla and coffee in a medium bowl.
- Add in grated zucchini (removed of extra moisture.
- Sift dry ingredients over wet.
- Fold it all in with chocolate chips (dusted with some flour).
- Pour in liners and bake!
Top with more chocolate chips while the muffins are still warm.
Can you store muffins at room temperature?
Most muffins stay good at room temperature for 2-3 days. If you have leftover zucchini muffins after 2 days, store them in an air tight container in the fridge.
When ready to eat, you may warm one for 30 second in microwave. Muffin will taste like fresh again.
These are truly the best chocolate zucchini muffins I have ever made.
And trust me I have tried so many recipes! Double chocolate zucchini muffins with greek yogurt, with sour cream even apple sauce!
But the moisture that extra zucchini imparts to these muffins in unbeatable!
You will want to eat these chocolate muffins every morning!
Chocolate is the way to begin your day!
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Zucchini Chocolate Muffins
- 1 cup All purpose Flour
- ¼ cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Coffee powder
- 1 large Egg
- ¼ cup Flavorless Oil (such as vegetable/avocado/canola/coconut/olive)
- ¼ cup Granulated sugar
- ¼ cup light Brown sugar
- ¾ tsp Vanilla Extract
- ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp Cup Lightly packed Zucchini (removed of excess liquid)
- ¾ Cup Chocolate Chips lightly coated with flour
- Preheat oven to 425 deg F and grate your zucchini. Press it on a strainer to drain the excess liquid. Line a muffin pan with 5 liners and set it aside.
- In a medium bowl whisk egg, sugars, coffee, vanilla and oil till combined. About 2-3 mins, using a beater.
- Now add zucchini to it and mix in lightly.
- Sift flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda over wet ingredients and fold in only till flour disappears into the batter.
- Add in chocolate chips, saving a few to top after the muffins are baked.
- Pour batter in the prepared liners, all the way to the top. Leaving just about ⅛th of an inch.
- Bake on 425 deg F for 9 mins then keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the temp down to 350 deg F.
- Bake for 7-9 mins or until they pass tooth pick test.
- Remove from oven and press the remaining choc-chips on top. Now remove them from muffin tin. Cool on wire rack and enjoy warm!
Does it only make 5 muffins? Can I double/triple this recipe? It looks wonderful. Thank you!
Yes Gail, this recipe makes 5 large muffins. But you can double/triple this at ease! Happy Baking!
Amazing! My sister said they were the best she'd ever tasted...
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are my all time favorite! They are rich and filling and you can have them any time of the day!
We always have an abundance of zucchini in our garden in season, and adding them to cakes and bakes is a great way of using them! These chocolate muffins would not last 5 minutes in our house!
Oh, I can't wait for my muffin pan to arrive so I can finally try those! Can't make muffins without one, can I?
These look so good! Chocolatey and decadent and I love that they’re made with zucchini and chocolate, what an original lovely combo!
GUNJAN C Dudani
My daughter would go crazy with these chocolate muffins. I love the idea of hiding green veggies in the dessert.