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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Sneak in your veggies with these subtly sweet Jumbo Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins! Mix in one bowl and have a warm chocolately treat in less than an hour! 

Course Bread
Category Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 Jumbo Muffins
Calories 385 kcal
Author Melissa Rose

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup zucchini shredded
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder I prefer Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa for these
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For Topping (optional):

  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place about 8 jumbo cupcake liners into a jumbo muffin tin. (You may need to bake in two batches if you only have a tin with 6 cavities.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil, vanilla, shredded zucchini, cocoa powder, and eggs and stir until just combined.
  3. Add cinnamon, salt, and baking soda and stir gently until it disappears into the batter.
  4. Using a spatula, gently add in the flour and only stir until the dry ingredients disappear and are incorporated into the batter. It is important to mix this by hand (and not a electric mixer) to prevent from over mixing.
  5. Gently fold in the 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips until evenly dispersed.
  6. Scoop about 6 tablespoons of batter into each muffin tin and gently tap the muffin tin on the counter to smooth out the tops of the batter.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until fork comes out clean. Overbaking can result in dry & hard muffins, so watch the oven closely around the 25 minute mark.
  8. Once baked, allow the muffins to cool on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan. These are best enjoyed warm, so dig right in!

Recipe Notes

I ran out of my usual jumbo liners before this batch, but I prefer using these liners for jumbo muffins. Unlike the cheaper liners, these are non-stick and allow the muffin to come out super easily without having to tear the liner into a million pieces to remove.

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 233mg10%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Nutritional information is estimated from a online calculator and can vary based on ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.