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Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Super chocolatey zucchini muffins are a great way to sneak some vegetables in.
Course Muffins
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 281kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 oz dark chocolate, I chop it and melt over low heat in a small saucepan, stirring frequently, melted
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 18 muffin cups with liners.
  • In a large bowl whisk eggs, both sugars, oil, and applesauce until smooth. Add in vanilla extract.
  • Add in melted chocolate, adding slowly if it is still hot, and whisking continuously.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Add flour mixture to egg/sugar mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into muffin cups, filling just below tops of liners. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.


Calories: 281kcal