Easy and Delicious Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins {Recipe}

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This is one of those recipes that can be made year round, especially when you are handed a gigantic mother-lover of a zucchini by a neighbour at the end of summer. They freeze well and my kids love them in their lunches. And they are kind of healthy-ish, right?

Look at all that zucchini goodness!

I am not sure that these could be called healthy per se but surely adding the zucchini counts for something right?  All I know for sure is the zucchini makes these muffins extra moist and I crack up every time my 3 year old asks for a ‘chocolate bikini muffin’.

This is a tried and true recipe at our house, I have been making them for more years than I care to admit.  The recipe was originally for a loaf but I like muffins as they bake faster and are great in lunches.  Thanks to my old co-worker Shelly for the recipe!

Zucchini and chocolate-the makes of something good!

*Note if you don’t have buttermilk on hand try this little tip to ‘make a substitute’

 

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

The zucchini makes these chocolate muffins extra moist. Make extra and freeze them for lunches!

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter-room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cup flour
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2 cups zucchini-shredded
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Pre heat oven to 350. Line muffin pan with muffin cups.

2. Cream together butter, oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and buttermilk.

3. Sift together dry ingredients then add to creamed mixture.

4. Mix in zucchini and chocolate chips.

5. Bake 20-25 minutes, toothpick inserted into muffins should come out clean.

6. Enjoy!

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40 responses to “Easy and Delicious Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins {Recipe}”

  1. Diana L. — January 12, 2015 @ 10:59 am (#)

    These sound and look delicious and I love the incorporation of the zucchini.

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  2. Jenn Erin — January 12, 2015 @ 5:04 pm (#)

    I agree- even though the recipe is not eat all you want healthy but the added zucchini is something! I will have to try this recipe next time! Thanks for posting it!

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  3. Jordan — January 12, 2015 @ 9:38 pm (#)

    This sounds like such a great recipe!!! Thank you!

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  4. kristen visser — January 13, 2015 @ 6:21 am (#)

    so happy you posted this recipe. I was actually JUST looking at muffin recipe yesterdays trying to substitute with the sweets I just gave up 🙂 I will give this recipe a try 🙂

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  5. kathy downey — January 13, 2015 @ 8:24 am (#)

    I love Zucchini Muffins,will try your recipe. Never had them with chocolate before

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  6. Kristina — January 14, 2015 @ 12:43 pm (#)

    Mmm similar to my recipe. Now im craving these!

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  7. kathy downey — January 15, 2015 @ 2:46 am (#)

    we made a batch last night,actually very good with the chocolate

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    • Tennille — January 15th, 2015 @ 5:33 am

      Thanks for the feedback Kathy. Glad you enjoyed them!

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  8. heidi c. — January 15, 2015 @ 7:37 pm (#)

    healthy or not, these sound delicious!

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  9. Mitchell Plaud — January 18, 2015 @ 6:52 pm (#)

    Yum! I’m gonna try to make these for the wifey. Thanks!

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  10. RANA DURHAM — January 30, 2015 @ 11:43 pm (#)

    I love the healthy idea of dessert !!

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  11. Vesper Meikle — February 4, 2015 @ 5:21 am (#)

    Really not that keen on zucchini so I would make these without it just in case I didn’t like the texture or tase

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  12. Debbie White Beattie — February 6, 2015 @ 11:09 pm (#)

    This recipe looks really good and it’s a way to easily get another vegetable into our diet.

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  13. kathy downey — February 8, 2015 @ 6:42 am (#)

    These are so delicious,even the grandkids love them

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  14. crystal — February 9, 2015 @ 9:05 pm (#)

    These look delicious

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  15. katie m — February 18, 2015 @ 9:10 am (#)

    What a great recipe! These look delicious and I need to swap out my breakfast because cereal is so boring to eat in the morning and these muffins would be an awesome replacement.

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  16. Theresa Hover — February 20, 2015 @ 12:24 pm (#)

    We’re growing zucchini in the garden this summer, so I will need more recipes like this! It sounds moist and best of all… chocolatey!

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  17. Laurie P — February 23, 2015 @ 7:52 am (#)

    …love using zucchini while baking, makes things a little more statisfying!

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  18. Anne Taylor — March 12, 2015 @ 10:29 am (#)

    These look really tasty! I’d love to make these and feed them to my family this zucchini season!

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  19. Victoria Ess — March 15, 2015 @ 7:56 am (#)

    These look very tasty and moist indeed!

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  20. kathy downey — March 23, 2015 @ 7:27 am (#)

    Made these yesterday with my grandson he wanted them for recess at school this week

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  21. loucheryl — March 27, 2015 @ 5:30 pm (#)

    I would love to try these muffins on my family!

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  22. kathy downey — March 31, 2015 @ 6:50 am (#)

    These muffins are delicious,thy very fast became my grandson favorite

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  23. Tina F — May 16, 2015 @ 4:22 pm (#)

    wow ok I never thought of putting chocolate chips in zucchini bread.

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  24. kathy downey — May 23, 2015 @ 8:58 am (#)

    I made this for our Potluck brunch today and it was a hit,thanks

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  25. Lee-Ann — May 25, 2015 @ 8:34 am (#)

    Zucchini and chocolate are one of my very favourite flavour combinations! Sooo good!

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  26. Wanda Tracey — June 8, 2015 @ 1:13 pm (#)

    Zucchini is a favorite of mine in many recipes.These muffins look so most and delicious.I have never tried one like this with the chocolate in them.Thank you for posting it.

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  27. kathy downey — July 16, 2015 @ 4:19 pm (#)

    Zucchini is a favorite of mine for many dishes it serves as a filler in many

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  28. Alexa Nernberg — July 29, 2015 @ 6:04 pm (#)

    Your Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins look scrumptious, and to think they are healthy too. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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  29. Dandi D — August 13, 2015 @ 4:03 am (#)

    These look so yummy and I wish I had some zucchini in my garden right now!

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  30. kathy downey — October 21, 2015 @ 2:40 pm (#)

    This sounds like such a great recipe!

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  31. kathy downey — October 25, 2015 @ 11:54 am (#)

    These freeze really well

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  32. kathy downey — November 2, 2015 @ 9:56 am (#)

    I made this and added some walnuts and shredded carrot( the kids love these but never noticed the addition they are so fussy,i add when i can) Thanks

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  33. Svitlana Rezai — December 2, 2015 @ 9:40 pm (#)

    Looks very yummy

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  34. June S. — December 6, 2015 @ 8:21 am (#)

    (Easy and Delicious Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins {Recipe}… I like this muffin recipe because I can hide the zucchini right in the muffins without my husband knowing about it. He is not a big fan of zucchini, but I sure am. 🙂

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  35. Melinda Jana — January 6, 2016 @ 1:43 pm (#)

    I love zucchini bread…didn’t think to make muffins out of them. Sounds yummy!

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  36. Melinda Jana — January 25, 2016 @ 10:32 am (#)

    I never knew zucchini can taste so yummy in baked goods until now

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  37. Dandi D — February 29, 2016 @ 8:19 am (#)

    If I had some zucchini around, I would make these right now!

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  38. Elva Roberts — September 5, 2016 @ 2:11 pm (#)

    I have been given a lovely, large zucchini and I intend to use some of it to make these tasty muffins. Thank you for the recipe.

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  39. Tammi L. — June 6, 2018 @ 4:33 pm (#)

    I think any muffin called ‘chocolate bikini muffin’ HAS to be healthy! ???? I’ve never baked with zucchini before because I’ve always been afraid that they would taste more ‘healthy’ than desserty. If your kids love them though… sounds like it’s time to try it.

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