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Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

healthy chocolate zucchini muffins recipe
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I’m excited to share a wonderful recipe that combines some unexpected ingredients to create something truly delightful—Chocolate Zucchini Apple Muffins. These muffins are a treat that not only tastes great with a deep chocolate flavor but also packs in some nutrition, making it a hit for both kids and adults. Whether you’re looking for a healthier snack option or just want to sneak some veggies into your dessert, these muffins are perfect!

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

  • Healthy Ingredients: With zucchini, apples, and whole wheat flour, these muffins are packed with fiber and vitamins.
  • Rich Chocolate Flavor: Cocoa and dark chocolate make these muffins irresistibly rich and chocolaty.
  • Kid Friendly: These muffins are a great way to get kids to eat their veggies without even knowing it, thanks to their sweet taste and soft texture.
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Recipe Variations

  • Include Nuts: Add chopped walnuts or almonds for a crunchy texture and extra protein.
  • Try Different Spices: Experiment with adding nutmeg or allspice for a different flavor profile.
  • Swap Chocolate: Use milk chocolate or white chocolate chips for a sweeter variation.
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Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Author: Laura Bais
These healthy chocolate zucchini muffins are a fantastic way to enjoy a delicious snack while benefiting from the nutritious content of fruits and vegetables. Give them a try and watch them become a new favorite in your home!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Servings 15 muffins
Calories 143.1 kcal


  • 2 cups grated zucchini (about 300 g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 apples peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (60 g)
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup (80 g)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (160 g)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (25 g)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 3 oz dark chocolate chopped (80 g)


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Grate the zucchini and set it aside to drain while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Peel and grate the apples into a pulp.
  • In a large bowl, mix the baking powder with the whole wheat flour.
  • Squeeze excess water from the zucchini, then mix it in a separate bowl with the eggs, vanilla, olive oil, agave syrup, and grated apples.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then fold in the chopped dark chocolate.
  • Distribute the batter among the muffin cups, filling each about three-quarters full.
  • Bake for about 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 143.1kcalCarbohydrates: 18.3gProtein: 3gFat: 7.1gSaturated Fat: 2.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.7gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.6gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 120mgPotassium: 171mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 7.8gVitamin A: 81.4IUVitamin C: 4.9mgCalcium: 49.1mgIron: 1.5mg
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