These Skinny Chocolate Zucchini Muffins were a huge hit at our house. The fun part of making these healthy muffins is adding vegetables to them! Yes you read that right. I bet your kids will never guess that they have any veggies in them! Now you can have not just one but two or three of these for breakfast or as a snack.
I love using Dark chocolate Chips instead of plain milk chocolate. My kids have gotten used to everything dark chocolate at my house. The first time i made this i didn’t even mention they had Zucchini once they found out later they were totally ok with it. Using Coconut Oil instead of oil or butter in this recipe gives it a unique and delicious flavor.
Love muffins? Try out my other flourless HEALTHIER PUMPKIN MUFFINS. This is perfect all year round if you ask me.
Skinny Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or low calorie sweetener equivalent
- 1 5.3 ounce container vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 1 1/2 cups finely grated zucchini
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and cinnamon. Stir until the ingredients are evenly combined.
- In another medium bowl, mix together the egg and sugar. Then stir in the Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and almond milk.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until all the ingredients are just combined - do not overmix.
- Fold in the grated zucchini.
- Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line the pan with paper muffin liners. Divide the batter among the 12 cups.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the muffins.
- Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan for 3 minutes then finish cooling on a wire rack.