Secretly Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Monday, August 11, 2014
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins2

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins3

Chocolate Zucchini MuffinsSecretly Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (peeled)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips plus additional for topping
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, brown sugar, applesauce, honey, vanilla and egg until well combined.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in zucchini until combined.  Beat in flour mixture until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips until combined.

Divide batter into muffin cups.  Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until well risen and a toothpick inserted into muffin comes out with moist crumbs attached.  Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 1 dozen muffins

16 comments on "Secretly Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins"
  1. Yum! They look delish and the recipe sounds great.

  2. These look awesome! Sorry coworkers, get your own dang muffins, these are too good to share! This is basically the only way I would want to enjoy zucchini, so I'm pinning these babies!

  3. I love how dark those are - they look soooooooo decadent!

  4. Giiiiirl, I just baked these and they are absolutely delicious!! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. applesauce AND zucchini--hello moisture! love the deep darkness of these. :)

  6. I must try these. A healthy chocolate muffin for breakfast is the perfect thing! And I love sneaking zucchini into...everything! Pinned!

    1. Me too! It's pretty easy to sneak it into things since it doesn't have a lot of flavor.

  7. I would never have guessed these were healthy! They look pretty fudgy and uber chocolatey!