Chocolate chip zucchini muffins


Chocolate chip zucchini muffins -super soft and jam packed with flavor!

One of my favorite summer vegetables is zucchini. Combine it with chocolate and it’s a match made in heaven.Chocolate chip zucchini muffin recipe

I made these chocolate chip zucchini muffins last week and they were so unbelievably good! My kids never would have guessed there was zucchini inside. They would have ate the whole pan if I let them! We ended up freezing half the batch and they have been great for snacks on the go. YUM!


Chocolate chip zucchini muffins

Yield: 24


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips


Pre-heat oven to 350° and fill a cupcake pan with liners. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, zucchini, sugar, oil and vanilla. Then pour into flour mixture and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into the prepared pan until the cups are 2/3rd the way full.
Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean.

Adapted from BHG

cutting a zucchini

After shredding the zucchini make sure to place it in between two paper towels. This will help soak up any extra water. For more tips on cutting a zucchini click here.

shredding zucchini

These chocolate chip zucchini muffins were simple, rich and full of flavor! Seriously, I cannot wait to make these again and again!

Chocolate chip zucchini muffin

Happy baking! xo- jamielyn

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Amy@theidearoom posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:55 am (#

    Those look amazingly delicious! Pinned!

  2. Katie+@+Made+to+be+a+Momma posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm (#

    Yum! Pinned :)

  3. Michelle posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:09 pm (#

    YUM! I love zucchini bread…can’t wait to try these muffins!

  4. Mandy posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:42 am (#

    Yum! Can’t wait to try these!

  5. Kristyn posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:41 am (#

    These look so good! Just pinned. :)

  6. Dorothy+@+Crazy+for+Crust posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:15 pm (#

    I can’t believe I haven’t baked with zucchini yet this year. I need to get on it -with chocolate!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:27 pm (#

      Definitely with chocolate! Such a weird but yummy combo! :)

  7. Laura posted on August 16, 2014 at 11:41 pm (#

    Just made these. I substituted 1 cup of applesauce and 1 tbsp of olive oil for the vegetable to make it a little healthier and they turned out great!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm (#

      So glad you enjoyed them Laura! Great substitutions, thanks for sharing!

  8. Letty Meek posted on August 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm (#

    I tried your zucchini chocolate chip muffins. They were great! Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm (#

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for your comment! :)

  9. Slater posted on February 9, 2015 at 9:46 pm (#

    Wow, 2 cups of sugar, that is a frightening amount for children’s cupcakes.

  10. Friendofk posted on September 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm (#

    Delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Struggled to find a recipe that didn’t have walnuts in them and then I came across your. They turned out so well :) Thanks!

  11. Tiffany posted on January 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm (#

    I made this today and it’s DELICIOUS! I don’t have a cupcake/muffin tin so I used a brownie pan lined with foil and cut it into squares even my veggie-phobic husband loves it…I kind of didn’t tell him it has zucchini!