Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat the egg, oil, milk, lemon juice and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and walnuts. Fill 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
- Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in an airtight container. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 234 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Nov 6, 2019
I double (or more) this recipe since they freeze so well and then I have them at my beck and call whenever I want! Instead of using mini chocolate chips, I used regular size, sprinkling them on top before baking. My husband liked the fact that the paper peeled off so easily!
Jul 7, 2019
Thanks for this great recipe. I love its easy, quick prep and I love that it only makes 12 muffins (good sized ones) . . . a smidge of portion control around here! I don't like to waste food, and this is perfect for those bits of zucchini I have laying around sometimes. I've made substitutions time and again, mostly due to lacking ingredients, but the original recipe is awesome!
Oct 16, 2018
These were easy to make and delicious! My kids gobbled them up in no time. I also shared some with a friend and she immediately asked for the recipe. I love the balance of cinnamon and chocolate flavors in these moist muffins. They also freeze very well. All the muffins I froze for a quick morning breakfast are gone!
Aug 15, 2017
Omitted nuts due to allergies, doubled the amount of chips instead. Would also be great with cinnamon chips or even raisins. Perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack!
Aug 1, 2017
This is perfect with 1 cup zucchini, and i doubled the chocolate chips instead of using nuts. I have previously made this recipe with extra zucchini and the texture was off/too gooey.
Jul 10, 2017
I reduced the sugar to 2/3 cup, but was still too sweet for our taste. I also added a bit more mini chocolate chips and used a heaping cup of zucchini from the garden. Next time I would use 1/2 cup sugar.
Aug 8, 2016
Excellent recipe. Muffins freeze well, and they aren't too sweet.
Aug 5, 2016
Took these to my Tai Chi morning class and everyone wanted the recipe. The next class they ask where the muffins were! So good and moist.
Jul 25, 2016
My only change to the recipe was to add more chocolate chips, and we loved them!! So did our neighbors that I shared them with.
Feb 22, 2016
These are amazing and wonderful. I used applesauce instead of oil and added some Chia seeds and flaxseed, going to make some with raisins next time and see how that is! Thank you so much for the recipe!!