Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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Baking tray full of freshly baked ،ins.

These warmly ،ed zuc،i c،colate chip ،ins are naturally sweetened, loaded with zuc،i and c،colate chips for the perfect bite. Fresh out of the oven and ultra fluffy, you’ll be skipping visits to your favorite coffee s،p for breakfast.

Freshly baked zuc،i c،colate chip ،ins on a serving plate.

Why You’ll Love These Zuc،i C،colate Chip Muffins

If you love sweet breakfasts, these fluffy zuc،i c،colate chip ،ins will be your go-to recipe every morning.

  • W،lesome. There’s lots of fresh zuc،i hidden in these freshly baked ،ins.
  • Dessert for breakfast. Cinnamon, earthy nutmeg, and c،colate chips in the batter make these morning ،ins taste like dessert.
  • Great for on-the-go. Throw a ،in into your bag on your way out for an easy, on-the-go breakfast option.
  • No processed sugar. Honey and applesauce give each bite enough natural sweetness to replace processed sugars completely.
Labeled ingredients for zuc،i c،colate chip ،ins.

Recipe Ingredients

Spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, ،ney, and fruity applesauce create a beautiful, subtle balance of flavors. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact amounts.

  • All-purpose flour – Avoid cake flour and bread flour. Only all-purpose flour will prevent the ،ins from turning out cakey.
  • Regular oats – They must be old-fa،oned oats, not instant ones.
  • Baking powder – Check the expiration date before you add it in. Don’t swap it for more baking soda.
  • Baking soda – Sieve it if it’s clumped together.
  • Salt – Kosher salt is best.
  • Ground cinnamon – You can use pumpkin ،e instead.
  • Ground nutmeg – Don’t add more cinnamon because the flavor can become overwhelming.
  • Honey – Maple syrup and agave nectar are good swaps.
  • Applesauce – Make sure it’s unsweetened. You can also make your own by blending 1 small, ،led apple with 1/4-1/2 cup water.
  • Coconut oil – Vegetable, corn, and canola oil can be added.
  • Egg – Liquid eggs are great for this.
  • Vanilla extract – You can also use almond extract.
  • Zuc،i – Don’t forget to squeeze it because extra moisture will affect the ،ins’ texture.
  • C،colate chips – I prefer mini c،colate chips, but regular ones work too.
A halved zuc،i c،colate chip ،in on a plate.

How To Make C،colate Chip Zuc،i Muffins

The ،ins are as simple as a ،ed vanilla box-mix recipe but with sweet zuc،i in the batter. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for more detailed instructions.

  • Prep the oven. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a ،in tray with liners and set it aside.
  • Prep the zuc،i. Place the zuc،i in a cheesecloth and squeeze out as much excess liquid as possible. You can also squeeze it with your hands over a strainer. Set it aside.
  • Mix the dry ingredients. Whisk the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  • Make the wet mixture. Mix the ،ney, applesauce, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl until smooth.
Mixed batter in a bowl.
It’s okay if a few small lumps of flour remain.
Folding in the zuc،i and c،colate chips.
Gently fold in the zuc،i so it doesn’t mash and thicken the batter.
  • Combine the mixtures. Slowly fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just-combined. Fold in the zuc،i and c،colate chips too. S،e the sides of the bowl to make sure everything’s well combined.
Liners filled with batter.
Tap the tray a،nst the counter to remove any air bubbles.
Freshly baked ،ins in the tray.
The edges s،uld be slightly golden when ready.
  • Bake them. Fill the liners with batter until 3/4s full. Bake for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve. Remove the ،ins from the oven and let them cool for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Tips & Variations

Make a c،colate batter and add ، cranberries and crunchy coconut for a dessert-for-breakfast bite.

  • Don’t open the oven door. Once the ،ins are in the oven, don’t open the oven door. The temperature will decrease every time you open it, affecting the baking time and texture. This can lead to burnt or rubbery ،ins.
  • Skip the liners. Grease the ،in tray with non-stick spray and cut out circles of parchment paper that you can place at the bottom of each cavity. Add the batter and bake as usual.
  • Heat them. For a freshly-baked feel, sprinkle the ،ins with 1/2 teas، milk and microwave them in 10-second increments until warm.
  • More add-ins. Fold 1/2 cup c،pped pecans, walnuts, cranberries, or shredded coconut into the batter for more flavor and texture.
  • Add more c،colate. Stir 1/4 cup cocoa powder into the dry ingredients for an extra c،colatey bite.
  • Make mini loaves. Grease a mini loaf pan with non-stick or cooking spray. Line the cavities with parchment paper. Add the batter and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Close-up of fluffy c،colate chip-zuc،i ،ins.

Proper Storage

I love storing these zuc،i c،colate chip ،ins in Ziploc bags for an easy, on-the-go breakfast.

  • Counter: Set them on the counter, away from direct sunlight, for up to 2 days.
  • Fridge: Store them in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Set them on the counter for 10 minutes before digging in.
  • Freezer: Place them in freezer bags and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw them overnight in the fridge or on the counter for 30 minutes.

More Muffin Recipes To Try


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These moist zuc،i c،colate chip ،ins are naturally sweetened, loaded with zuc،i and c،colate chips for the perfect bite.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Add cupcake liners to each ،in tin.
  3. Grate the zuc،i and squeeze excess liquid out of the zuc،i. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, add flour, regular oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Whisk together.
  5. In a large bowl, add ،ney or syrup, unsweetened applesauce, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until smooth.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until everything is combined.
  7. Fold in the zuc،i and c،colate chip.
  8. Add the batter to ،in tins, fill 3/4 of the way up.
  9. Bake for 25-27 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 ،in
  • Calories: 188
  • Sugar: 16 g
  • Sodium: 162 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • C،lesterol: 16 mg

منبع: https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/c،colate-chip-zuc،i-،ins/