Wicked Good Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

shredded zucchini

When you have an over abundance of zucchini, you must find creative ways to get everyone in the house to eat it, whether they like zucchini or not. These chocolate zucchini muffins are the perfect way to entice your family to eat their veggies. Plus, they are so good, I cannot stop eating them!


I have made chocolate zucchini brownies before but they were nowhere near as tasty as these muffins. The zucchini makes them super moist and the double dose of rich chocolate just melts in your mouth!

melted semi-sweet chocolate

I was originally going to make these muffins but I changed them up just the tiniest bit to suit our tastes. The method that she uses to bake her muffins — high heat for the first half of baking and lower heat for the last half — really seems to cook the muffins all the way through and give them that nice high dome. I love to bake with olive oil. My baked goods always seem to taste a bit lighter when I use a good quality oil and I enjoy the taste. Try it and see what you think!

Anyways, here is my slightly altered version of the recipe. Make them. You might want to be sure that you have someone to share them with because they are wickedly good!

chocolate zucchini muffins

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Wicked Good Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
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Dark chocolate and olive oil muffins are super moist with the addition of zucchini!
Recipe type: Muffins
Serves: 24
  • 1½ cups white whole wheat flour + 2 Tbs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp instant coffee crystals
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 5 ounces Semi-Sweet chocolate, melted & cooled slightly
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups Hershey's Special dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 24 muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together, flours, baking soda dn powder, salt, instant coffee, sugars,ginger and cinnamon.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In medium bowl, Whisk together oil. eggs and vanilla until very well combined -- 2 minutes.
  5. Slightly press zucchini to drain some of the juice off. You don't want the zucchini to be dry but you don't want too much excess liquid.
  6. Add zucchini to dry ingredients and toss to coat.
  7. Pour melted chocolate into bowl with dry ingredients.
  8. Add oil mixture and gently fold everything together until well combined.
  9. Using a large scooper, fill muffin tins.
  10. Bake in top third of preheated oven at 425 degrees for 9 minutes.
  11. Turn oven down to 325 degrees and continue baking for 9 more minutes. (Do not open the oven!)
  12. Remove tins from oven and place on wire rack while you carefully remove each muffin (a spoon is helpful to loosen and lift them).
  13. Cool on racks and store in airtight containers at room temp up to 2 days or in fridge for 3-4.
  14. These muffins also freeze well. Allow to cool completely before packing in freezer bags.

~You can replace half the oil with unsweetened applesauce, if you like.

~I think ½ - 1 cup chopped nuts would be amazing stirred into these muffins!

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  1. 1

    Oh yum! I have frozen zucchini and still haven’t baked a thing. These look delish!

  2. 3

    These look so good! I’ve made zucchini muffins before but nothing this decadent – I need to give this a try!

  3. 4

    I’ve had zucchini bread, but never muffins. These look good!

  4. 5

    Oh yum. These look so yummy.

  5. 6

    Looks so delish! I was lazy the last time I got a monster zucchini by giving it to a friend who make some zucchini bread and gave us a couple of loaves :P

  6. 7

    This is fabulous! chocolate and veggies all in one. Gonna put this on my de-glutening list.

  7. 8
    Thomas Murphy says

    This looks so good, I cant wait to try it. thanks for the recipe

  8. 9
    shelly peterson says

    I love chocolate and I love zucchini bread so what better than these muffins! :) my sister has some shredded zucchini in her freezer, think I’m going to have to go raid it lol

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