Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


When my husband brought this ginormous zucchini home from a farm vegetable stand, I knew I had my work cut out for me. Never having cooked with zucchini before, I put the word out to friends that I was looking for recipes and shared some awesome ones with you in this Zucchini round up. Next, I began playing around with ingredients for muffins, my boys are total muffin monsters and I had a camping trip coming up that I wanted to bring some on. I’ve come up with some Zucchini Chocolate Chip muffins that I love and a variation of those are these Double Chocolate Zucchini muffins that were a big hit with my guys! Hiding veggies in baked goods is the only way to get it in them! sneaky sneaky!
double chocolate zucchini muffins - mom vs the boys


4.8 from 4 reviews
Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Recipe type: muffin
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Serves: 12
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin cups or use paper liners
  2. Combine flours, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl. Mix egg, oil, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract into another bowl.
  3. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just moistened. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and walnuts.
  4. Fill prepared muffin cups ⅔ full.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 min or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.

double chocolate zucchini muffins


Best served slightly warm with a nice cold glass of milk, these are great after school snacks for the kiddos or if you take out the nuts they can go right into the lunch box!

Hope you enjoy! 


  1. I, too, had a very large zucchini squash given to us this year. Knowing that I didn’t want to cook it the way I normally would, I looked online for recipes using it. We enjoy zucchini bread so I trolled for that. What I found was several recipes using cake mix and lots of shredded zucchini. Most called for spiced cake mix but one called for chocolate mix and I had had chocolate zucchini bread at work (teacher’s lounge). So that’s the direction I took. It was very good! I even put chocolate chips in it.

    Yours is better, I am sure, and healthier for folks, but using a mix is a quick and easy way to go. 🙂

  2. Those sound SO delish!

  3. That is a giant zucchini! I never tried zucchini muffins but tried zucchini bread. they look delicious

  4. Love zucchini in my baking. I make jam with it every year too but it never lasts long. These look delicious.

  5. Oooh what a tricky way to get them to eat some veg. Love it!

  6. jodi shaw says:

    That is one big Zucchini omygosh! My hubs would go insane for these as he loves Zucchini and just finished off a loaf made for him 🙂

  7. Holy giant zucchini batman! those muffins look great. i can’t even tell that they would be made from something other than chocolate!

  8. Thank you for this recipe! Made these last night – huge hit and awesome veggie hiding spot.

  9. I made these for the first time yesterday. Umm…YUM! I ended up making a second batch today. These are delicious. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. So delicious..just like chocolate muffins! Thanks for this recipe..definitely a keeper.

  11. I just made these muffins and they are fabulous! I made them into mini muffins for a road trip that we are taking and I’m not sure they will make it until then 🙂

  12. Haha now that is one huge zucchini! The muffins look awesome – ill have to try the recipe with some extra zucchini from the garden

  13. Debbie White Beattie says:

    These muffins look so delicious and the zucchini makes it so moist

  14. This looks so GOOD. I don’t normally eat a lot of chocolate choco chip muffins (because, frankly, a lady has to watch her figure a lil bit! 🙂 ), but I am definately making these. These look awesome.

  15. I have always heard about zucchini muffins but have never tried them. These look awesome. I hope my boys like them.

  16. kathy downey says:

    They sure do look delicious

  17. I love the peanutbutter and chocolate chip combo! These are going to taste great. Thanks so much for this post.

  18. Rosanne Robinson says:

    Thx very much for this terrific recipe, it’s a great way to get my grandson to eat zucchini.

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