It’s that time of year when zucchini is growing so fast that you don’t know what to do with it all. I am thrilled to share my chocolate chip zucchini muffins recipe with you today! They are the perfect recipe to use up all that zucchini on.
CHOCOLATE CHIP ZUCCHINI MUFFINS – LOW-CARB, KETO, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, THM S
Growing fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money and have fresh food at your fingertips. I love zucchini season because there are tons of options and ways you can cook it. For example, you can make something sweet like these chocolate zucchini muffins or something savory like my bacon and zucchini bake.
It feels good to make these healthy zucchini muffins, and I know that I am feeding the Joy Filled Eats household veggies when they don’t even know it. Granted, they will eat some healthy things on their own, but the more nutrients they get, the better.
The best part is you can eat these zucchini bread muffins on the go. Grab them for a quick breakfast when you are headed out the door or even a snack. This zucchini muffin recipe is also great if you are hosting a baby shower or bridal shower. Crowds eat them like there is no tomorrow!
How To Make Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
Step 1: Prepare a muffin tin with liners and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Mix together flour, sweetener, eggs, butter, sour cream, vanilla, and baking powder until smooth.
Step 3: Add in chocolate chips and zucchini then put into muffin tin.
Step 4: Bake until golden brown and center is firm.
That’s it! Now you can gobble up these zucchini bread muffins.
Optional Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins Tips
Have some ingredients you want to use up or just want to try out some additional flavors? No problem, there are many variations you can try with these healthy zucchini muffins. Have a look at these ideas:
- Cinnamon – I love the flavor cinnamon, and it has a lot of healthy qualities. Add a little bit of cinnamon to the muffin mix. I would start out with 1/2 teaspoon, so it’s not overpowerful.
- Coconut – Toast up 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut. Add it on top or put it into the batter. It tastes fabulous either way.
- Cocoa – If you LOVE chocolate, you can add 1/4 – 1/2 cup of cocoa to the batter. Then you will end up with some double chocolate chip zucchini muffins.
- Walnuts – A little bit of walnuts gives you nice texture and crunch to this super moist zucchini muffin recipe. Give it a try!
Do I Need To Remove Zucchini Seeds?
Whether or not you need to remove seeds is optional. I recommend using small or medium zucchini, so the seeds are smaller. Then you can leave them in, and you won’t even notice them. However, if all you have is those big, jumbo zucchini, then I would recommend removing the seeds without a doubt. Otherwise, they become bitter as they get bigger, and that’s not going to taste as good.
How Can I Tell When Muffins Are Done?
These chocolate zucchini muffins are done when you can stick a toothpick in the center, and it comes out dry. If there is any wet batter that attaches to it, then they need to bake a little bit longer. Another way to tell is that if you lightly touch the top of the muffin with your fingertip, it should bounce right back up. If you leave an indent with your finger, they aren’t done yet.
Do You Have To Peel Zucchini For Muffins?
It’s entirely up to you if you want to peel the zucchini or not. They peel just adds a brighter green color to the healthy zucchini muffins. They don’t alter the texture or flavor if you leave them on. I say save yourself some time and a step by skipping peeling, especially if you are in a hurry.
How Long Do Zucchini Muffins Last?
Store the zucchini bread muffins in an airtight container. You can keep them on the counter or in a pantry for around 2-4 days. Another option is to place them in the refrigerator, and they will last 5-7 days.
Can You Freeze Zucchini Muffins?
Yes, absolutely you can freeze these chocolate chip zucchini muffins. For best results, wrap them with plastic wrap or tin foil. Then put them in a freezer bag or an airtight container. When you’re ready to serve them, just grab out what you need and let them defrost on the counter or in the fridge.
Looking for more ways to use up your zucchini crop? Try out some of my other flavorful zucchini recipes.
- Zucchini Taco Boats
- Zucchini Salad With Lemon & Feta
- Chicken Zucchini Casserole
- Easy Meatballs With Zucchini
My easy chocolate chip zucchini muffins are the perfect recipe to use up all that summer zucchini. They are moist, flavorful, & full of chocolate chips!
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line 12 holes of a standard muffin pan with paper or aluminum liners and spray with cooking spray.
- Add all the ingredients, besides the zucchini and chocolate chips, into a large bowl. Stir until smooth. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips. Divide between the muffin cups.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and no longer jiggly. The center should feel firm to the touch.
Notes on Sweeteners:
To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.