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a muffin tin filled with alternating double chocolate zucchini muffins and chocolate chips. additional muffins and chocolate chips sit outside of the pan.

Healthier Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

All the joy of a classic double chocolate muffin, but made healthier using whole wheat flour, less sugar, incorporating flax, and zucchini.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 13 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 18 Muffins
Calories 301 kcal


  • 1 C granulated sugar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 2/3 C brown sugar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 C vegetable oil⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 3 large eggs⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 2 C grated zucchini⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 tsp salt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 tsp baking soda⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 tsp cinnamon⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1.5 C all-purpose flour⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 C whole wheat flour⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 C chocolate chips⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Optional: mini-chocolate chips for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350°F, coat muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray and set aside⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • In a large bowl, mix together sugars, oil, eggs, and vanilla until well combined
  • Add in zucchini and stir to combine
  • Gradually add in dry-ingredients until just combined. Gently stir in chocolate chips⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Option to sprinkle with mini chocolate chips if desired⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Bake 18-22mins, or until a toothpick comes out clean⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Cool in tin for about 5 minutes, then remove muffins and place on a wire rack to finish cooling
  • Store cooled muffins in an air-tight container


Calories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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