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Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Whenever I make these muffins, I freeze several. As I'm leaving for work in the morning, I pull one out and enjoy it at the office with a cup of coffee. —Janet Pierce DeCori, Rockton, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup 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


  • 1. 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 greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through. Yield: about 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 234 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Sunshinebakerpa User ID: 7360500 269283
Reviewed 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."

TJ41 User ID: 925497 252343
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

"Excellent recipe. Muffins freeze well, and they aren't too sweet."

2015Angel User ID: 8616161 252255
Reviewed 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."

cookb4 User ID: 2576615 251864
Reviewed 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."

LaceyRaeK User ID: 8771394 244289
Reviewed 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!!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 242678
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"These are good, but I enjoy zucchini bread better."

kallsmom User ID: 2662239 238537
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"Was not sure my children would like this but they ate them up!!"

ShannonMLeger User ID: 4216848 232028
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"These muffins are delicious! Moist and soft with just the right amount of sweetness from the chocolate chips. The cinnamon tastes wonderful with the chocolate chips and the toasted flavour of the walnuts really take it over the top! Wonderful snack or breakfast treat anytime but especially late summer/early fall. Great way to use up excess zucchini from the garden!"

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 231947
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"I added extra zucchini (1 1/2 cups as one rave reviewer did) and the texture was a bit weird. The taste was yummy, though. I will try it again and only use 1 cup of zucchini."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 230623
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"This recipe was quick and easy and the muffins turned out very moist! My husband was impressed because you couldn't even tell zucchini was in it. I will definitely be making these again!"

rwippel User ID: 4262008 228996
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"These are very moist and very delicious :)"

robink72 User ID: 7877117 223216
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"I love these muffins. I've made them for friends and family and shared them at work. My teammate requested that I bring them again. I won a champion ribbon when I entered them at our community fair two years ago."

CindeeRoo User ID: 8058473 32651
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Y U M M Y !! This recipe is a keeper. I'm not a great cook, okay ... I'm not even a good cook :P So I've searched high and low for muffin and bread recipes that will help me fake it. I made muffins and then bread from the same recipe and my family devoured them. I made slight changes by adding an entire shredded zucchini and I still couldn't taste the zucchini. Not that I mind the taste but I love making yummy treats that my son will eat but doesn't know he's eating veggies :D Also, I added carob chips replacing the chocolate since I'm allergic to milk. They were fantastic! I'll be making more over the holidays to give as gifts :)"

Hot Dodge User ID: 6835688 38891
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"This was a good, easy recipe. They were light and moist. I'll definitely make these again."

hannahluce User ID: 4630250 15643
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"I've made these muffins twice this weekend! We omit the nuts and double the choc chips and the result is yummy!"

knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 15642
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013 Edited Aug. 17, 2016

"I make this recipe every summer when I have lots of zucchini. It turns out good every time."

Teresa0308 User ID: 7374069 32648
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2013

"My family eats them as fast as I can make them. In one batch I substituted cinnamon chips for the chocolate chips.YUM! Today I am going to try butterscotch chips. I did substitute hydrated chia seeds for half the fat and they turned out great!"

Crazycatnana User ID: 7099680 38890
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"My 5 year old grandson loved making these, we added extra chocolate chips. Everyone has requested more!"

Crazycatnana User ID: 7099680 15640
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"My 5 year old grandson loved making these, we added extra chocolate chips. Everyone has requested more."

smisso User ID: 5325374 37899
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"These are absolutely excellent muffins. I added half milk chocolate & half white chocolate chips. I used half wheat & half white flour. I also doubled the recipe. I made extra to freeze so I can take one out in the morning to have with coffee. Definitely make these as they will be a hit!"

jdhennessey User ID: 2231594 68891
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

"These were really good. I made them exactly as the recipe said. They are light (non-dense) for a muffin. Yum!"

NurseBecky User ID: 6149764 14507
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"Great muffin recipe and easy"

NurseBecky User ID: 6149764 25629
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"Great muffin recipe and easy"

bakermom422 User ID: 4836916 15840
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"These are fabulous! I used 1 1/2 cups zucchini and regular semi sweet chips. I omitted the walnuts so my kids would eat them. They are so moist and satisfying. Thanks for a great recipe!"

Kellyjsinger User ID: 6209282 68873
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"I modified to our suit my families taste buds. I used 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and 1/2 mashed bananas. The banana made these little fellers extra moist and delish. Its a must try!!"

hkm User ID: 924866 14854
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"I just reviewed these but forgot to click on the stars, with 1 1/2 c. zucchini and extra chocolate chips, these are great!"

hkm User ID: 924866 37898
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"The first time I made these, I made them like the recipe but added extra chocolate chips and we really liked them. The second time, I accidentally used 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini and they were even moister. My daughter and son-in-law were here and wanted to take the leftovers home! So more zucchini and chocolate chips make them a treat."

kristials User ID: 3583335 25546
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup regular flour. I also made half without choc chips (for my hubby) and they were delicious! I also froze some and am looking forward to making this recipe again!"

NurseBecky User ID: 6149764 40298
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"I also made it with some whole flour and apple sauce as someone else had and my husband really like them and that says alot!"

ohtoobeetall User ID: 1040162 32607
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"I've made these once before, and I'm making them again today. Excellent! I double the cinnamon, because I'm a huge cinnamon fan. :-)"

Gin1963 User ID: 1833395 11819
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"I made a few minor adjustments. Instead of 1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, I used 1 cup of all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup of whole wheat. Instead of 3/4 cup of sugar, I used 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of white sugar. Instead of 1/2 cup of oil, I used 1/4 cup of canola oil and 1/4 of apple sauce. They turned out great with a healthier touch."

misscleocat User ID: 257578 39891
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"I made these for my husband to take to coffee with his friends and they all loved them. I was told that they gave the muffins an A+. The only change I made was to use white chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet chips."

mariongram User ID: 1001205 32606
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"for people that are lactose intolerant use ENJOY LIFE semi-sweet choc chips wherever the recipe calls for choc chips"

Oceanwave User ID: 714454 38889
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"I have made these several times and everyone loves them. Sometimes I put a thin powdered sugar glaze on them.

Jeanne, West Hills, CA"

cloreep User ID: 668273 15638
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"This is a great way to use extra zucchini! All 5 of my kids LOVED these muffins. I never buy semi-sweet, so we used milk chocolate chips. YUM!"

Cookjoy User ID: 840727 68808
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"I'll make this soon!

Thanks for the recipe!"

Nanawc User ID: 1458732 14498
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"My family just loved those muffins."

Nanawc User ID: 1458732 41733
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2009 Edited Aug. 18, 2009

"I used 1/4 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup oil and two tbsp. cocoa."

audrapauline User ID: 2497146 11817
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"I also used 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup of unsweeted applesauce. Very moist and sweet muffins. Great for breakfast/snack."

mjeld User ID: 1976201 11816
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2008

"My family loves this recipe!"

curlyjulie User ID: 2218299 39795
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2008

"I used 1/4 c. oil and 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce and these muffins turned out great with less fat."

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