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Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

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Oh, dear Lord! These muffins are fantastic. I am surprised how well they turned out. I have read of zucchini in chocolate cakes and studied a few recipes, but that these taste like muffins from a bakery is a pleasant surprise.
The amount of zucchini used in the recipes varies from a little to much. I decided to use one cup. This amount helps to make your muffins moist and still keeps them fluffy.

The rest of the ingredients I measured by instinct and struck gold with that. The muffins turned out perfect with an even top and little fissures in that.You can see on the pictures, that they are very chocolaty. They are not too sweet and since I used just a bit of oil, they are not as delicate as they look and taste.

I will definitely bake them regularly now!

Have fun baking them!



4.3 from 3 reviews
Zucchini Chocolate Muffins
Gang/Type: Dessert
Ergibt/Yield: 12 Muffins
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed, ground
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) soy milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 240 g (1 1/2 cups) all purpose flour
  • 50 g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 110 g (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 180 g (1 cup) zucchini without seeds
  • 50 ml (3 tbsp) neutral tasting oil
  • 50 g (1/3 cup) chocolate chips and
  • 3 tbsp chocolate chips as a topping
  1. Combine the flaxseed and water and let jelly. Also combine soy milk and apple cider vinegar and let curdle. Preheat the oven to 180° C (360° F) and equip a muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. In a big bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Shred the zucchini with a grater or in a food processor.

  3. Combine all ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, with a wooden spoon or dough scraper until there are just a few little lumps left. Then fold in the chocolate chips.

  4. Spread the dough in the paper liners and fill them to 3/4. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

  5. Let cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
To pour the batter IN the paper liners and not around them, I use an ice cream scoop with ejection function, that I have bought years ago. I ground the flaxseed in my Personal Blender and shredded the pumpkin in this processor.


  1. Kathrin F.
    Monday December 7th, 2020 / 03:00 PM

    Lecker und Definitiv auch was für “normal” Esser! Ich bin ja nicht so der Fan von diesem “veganen schnickschnack” wie ich es gerne nenne um meine Freundin zu necken. Aber diese muffins sind einfach lecker! Auch meine pienzigen Jungs und mein Mann essen sie gerne ❤️
    Heute mach ich sie mal als Kuchen mit smarties oben drauf.

    • Rina
      Tuesday December 8th, 2020 / 08:50 AM

      Liebe Kathrin,
      es freut mich sehr, dass euch die Muffins so gut schmecken!
      Viele Grüße

  2. Verena Kopocz
    Wednesday November 21st, 2018 / 10:50 PM

    Habe ausversehen ganze Leinsamen reingetan. Kann es sein dass die Muffins deshalb bitter schmecken? Oder kommt das durch die Zuccini?An den Stellen wo es nicht bitter schmeckt, sind die muffins sehr lecker.

    • Rina
      Wednesday November 21st, 2018 / 11:22 PM

      Liebe Verena,
      die Zucchini macht die Muffins auf jeden Fall nicht bitter. Könnte der Leinsamen ranzig gewesen sein? Welches Öl hast du verwendet?
      Liebe Grüße

  3. Hippi
    Monday September 11th, 2017 / 07:24 AM


    wie könnte ich Leinsamen ersetzen?
    Liebe Grüsse

    • Rina
      Monday September 11th, 2017 / 07:33 AM

      Hi Hippi,
      statt der Leinsamen kannst du Chiasamen nehmen.
      Liebe Grüße

  4. Aym
    Sunday October 23rd, 2016 / 02:41 PM

    Total tolles Ergebnis
    Form und Konsistenz spitze.
    Geschmack super nur
    mir persönlich fehlt etwas Süße

    • Rina
      Sunday October 23rd, 2016 / 03:49 PM

      Hallo Aym,
      lieben Dank für deine Bewertung! Freut mich, dass sie dir geschmeckt haben. Der Süße kannst du beim nächsten Mal ja ganz einfach mit etwas mehr Zucker auf die Sprünge helfen!
      Liebe Grüße

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