Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins have became one of my favourites. They are moist, crunchy from the walnuts, chocolaty from the choco-chips and filled with healthy vegetable – so slightly green.

What a great Mother’s Day treat. Healthy and tasty!! – and a breeze to make.

Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups (180 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (170 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup (65 ml) milk
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (half a medium zucchini about 300 grams) shredded zucchini, drained
  • 1/4 cup (35-40 grams) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams)chopped walnuts


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  2.  Combine the egg, oil, milk, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  4. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes or until muffins poked in the centre test done.

I’m sold on vegetable muffins… what a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies.

These Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins could take a little chocolate icing made of melted milk or dark chocolate if you want to add a little decoration.


About everyvariety

I find that being aware of looking for opportunities to enjoy life through as many senses as possible creates strong impressions of pleasure that enhance life's experiences. As with any other creation, there are many aspects to making an enjoyable experience. There should be memorable stimulation caused by texture, smell, color, taste, and visual presentation. This blog follows my journey as I learn to create, through following other's recipes, adapting recipes and creating my own. My love for all cooking, but mostly baking, comes from the joy I feel when sharing what I make with others and the satisfaction of a job well done. I am not naturally gifted when it comes to cooking but I find the experience meditative and creative, thus mentally relaxing. Please join me in my quest for making eating a beautiful experience.
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3 Responses to Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. Pingback: … and the winner of the “A Lot On Your Plate Use What You’ve Got Cupcake Bake-off Is … (Guest Post) | A Lot On Your Plate

  2. "småting" says:

    Great way to “hide” greens and fool the no-veggie-eaters.


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