Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are rich, delicious and loaded with flavor. Have ’em for breakfast all week long. Every morning is better with chocolate!
Folks, I feel like we’ve FINALLY made it to summer in Ohio. And get this, we’ve had about 5 days straight without rain!
We took advantage of the gorgeous weather this weekend and set Elle and her friend up with a lemonade and cupcake stand.
I mean, who can refuse a couple of cute kiddos selling adorably packaged chocolate cupcakes with delicious buttercream frosting and lemonade? Clearly, no one because the girls sold out in less than 2 hours.
She earned $20 and I’m pretty sure we’ve ignited her entrepreneurial spirit because we’re already prepping for her next dessert sale! We’re thinking mini cheesecakes and my favorite chocolate chip cookies along with these chocolate zucchini muffins.
TIPS FOR BAKING WITH ZUCCHINI
As soon as the weather warms up, I get way into zucchini. From Lemon Zucchini Cake to Zucchini Cookies, I fully believe zucchini belongs in allllllll the baked goods.
Don’t believe me? Take a look at these 10 Zucchini Desserts and I bet you’ll change your mind.
Zucchini is perfect for adding to baked goods because the delicate flavor allows it to blend in perfectly with sweet cake or bread batters. It also keeps baked goods moist without having to add a lot of extra oil or fat to the recipe.
Everyone has come across a giant zucchini or two during the summer. You know what I’m talking about – zucchini that got left a bit too long on the vine and are a little too fibrous to enjoy on their own.
Those big zucchini are perfect for baking!
Whenever I bake with zucchini, whether it be in a cake or in zucchini muffins, I always grate it super fine because it practically disappears into the batter. Most of the time, you probably wouldn’t even know it’s there if you can’t see it!
My dad, who is not fond of the green squash, noshed down a couple of these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins in a matter minutes, and proclaimed them freaking delicious.
And I have to say, I totally agree with him.
THE BEST DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS
So let’s talk about these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. They’re honestly one of the best muffins that I’ve ever made. And that’s a tall order, given I run a baking website.
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins could easily be called “Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins” because the chocolate batter is packed with chocolate chips.
You read that right! They are full of chocolate flavor from using cocoa powder and two types of chocolate chips, and the texture is simply amazing thanks to the zucchini.
They’re absolutely perfect for sneaking some veggies into a chocolate lover.
These Chocolate Zucchini Muffins will last about 3 days at room temperature in an airtight container. You can also freeze them for easy breakfasts later.
When you’re ready to eat one, just pop it in the microwave straight from the freezer for about 30 seconds to 1 minute for a warm muffin breakfast on the go.
I mean, who wouldn’t want a warm, chocolatey muffin for breakfast?
Saturday 13th of August 2022
Our family made chocolate zucchini "cake" many times but I could not find my recipe so I did a search and this recipe came up. I took the advice from one of the comments and added half the sugar but I did stir in the whole bag (2 cups) of dark chocolate chunks. I didn't sprinkle the mini chips on top. Like another commenter I used a 9 x 13 baking dish so it took a little longer to bake but the "cake" tasted delicious. I will double it next time so our family can eat one and I can freeze one for later when we don't have an abundance of fresh zucchini from our garden:)!!!
Thursday 18th of August 2022
So glad this worked for you, Judy! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your feedback. Happy baking! Jamie
Sunday 8th of May 2022
Made this recipe in a 9x13 pan. Delicious! They didn't have the 'crunchy' top that the muffins have, however, it still tasted good!
Tuesday 10th of May 2022
So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Natalie! Thank you for stopping by to share your feedback. Happy baking! -Jamie
Wednesday 4th of May 2022
Hello! Delicious recipe! Just wondering if I can make this recipe in a 9 x 13 pan. Also, could you add sour cream??
Tuesday 10th of May 2022
Hello! I haven’t attempted this recipe with this adjustment, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I’d love to know how it turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by. -Jamie
Friday 17th of September 2021
So I made this recipe with a few tweaks and it was delish! Made a bread instead of cupcakes, used half butter/coconut oil instead of oil, added nutmeg, used cacao instead of cocoa.
Saturday 28th of August 2021
Made these today. I ended up with 30 muffins perfect size and I had to cook them for about 25 minutes. They turned out amazing. So yummy .
Thursday 23rd of September 2021
Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks so much for stopping back and leaving your feedback! -Jamie