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Healthy Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
5 from 10 votes

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins are sweet, soft, and so yummy! Loaded with nutritious shredded zucchini and mashed ripe bananas, they’re soft, fluffy, and especially delicious hot out of the oven slathered in melted butter.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time38 minutes
Servings: 14 muffins
Calories: 209kcal


  • 2.5 cups shredded - unpeeled zucchini (I used 4 small zucchini)
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana - about 2 small/medium bananas
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil or canola oil
  • ¼ cup honey - or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips - I used mini
  • Chopped walnuts or pecans - optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  • Grate the zucchini using a cheese grater. Gather it in a clean towel or paper towels and remove as much excess water as possible. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mashed banana, honey, brown sugar, preferred oil and vanilla extract until fully combined. Add the eggs and whisk again until fully mixed (if you used melted coconut oil, make sure the eggs were brought to room temperature otherwise the oil may re-solidify).
  • In the same bowl, add the cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix to combine. Carefully add the flour and gently mix until flour has nearly disappeared. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, fold in the grated zucchini, chocolate chips and optional nuts (try not to over mix!).
  • Using a spoon, scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups and bake for approximately 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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