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2021 Food Box #9 - Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffin Recipe


  • 1 1/4 cup white/whole wheat flour

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled (or sub olive oil)

  • 1/3 cup honey or pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (from about 1 medium zucchini)

  • 1 ripe mashed banana (or you can use 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk/dairy milk

  • 1/2 cup regular or mini chocolate chips, dairy free if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners and generously spray inside of liners with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini of excess water with a paper towel. This is important, so don’t forget!

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add coconut oil, honey/maple syrup, vanilla, egg; mix on medium-low until smooth and well combined. Add in zucchini, banana (or applesauce) and almond milk; mix again. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips.

  5. Evenly divide batter into prepared liners. Bake 22-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. After 5 minutes, remove muffins and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!

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