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Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are full of chocolatey goodness – no one will ever know they’re actually good for you!

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When I think of the farmers market back home, I think of a small town farmers market.  There’s some art, a couple food vendors, and a handful of people selling fruits and vegetables. 

Stepping foot into the farmers market in Des Moines for the first time was a real “you’re not in small town Iowa anymore” moment! You guys, the Des Moines Farmers Market is a whole different ballgame. We’re talking hundreds of vendors, thousands of people, live music, homemade pastries, meat, vegetables, beautiful flower bouquets, and fresh smoothies and juices. 

I enjoy the farmers market – there’s a cool vibe and I love imagining all the recipes I could make the with the fresh produce. 

overhead view of zucchini muffins

Are these Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins actually healthy?

Well, I suppose it depends what you consider “healthy.” However, I can tell you that they’re low in fat and sugar, high in protein, and are packed with chocolatey goodness!  (110 calories, just 3 grams fat, and 5 grams of protein in each muffin!!)

I usually whip up a batch or two and freeze them. Then I’ll microwave them (about 25 seconds each) for breakfasts or snacks.  My girls even love eating these for dessert! 🙂

VIDEO: How to make Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Combine cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, flour and sugars in a bowl.
Add eggs, Greek yogurt and applesauce.
Stir in the shredded zucchini.
And most of the mini chocolate chips.
Scoop batter into a greased muffin tin.
Sprinkle with remaining chips & bake for 15 minutes at 350F
Mmmm yeah! 😊
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Other Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Cookies – These cookies are soft, moist and topped with a smooth cream cheese frosting!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake – This cake gets its moist texture from loads of shredded zucchini! Topped with a buttery chocolate frosting, its a dessert that truly melts in your mouth!

Strawberry Zucchini Jam – Yes, you can put zucchini in jam! Such a fun, unique jam to swirl into yogurt or top a piece of toast!

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Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These muffins are full of chocolatey goodness – no one will ever know they're actually good for you!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Servings 12


  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 c flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 c Stevia (or white sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 5.3 oz container vanilla Greek yogurt*
  • 1/3 c unsweetened applesauce*
  • 1 c peeled and shredded zucchini
  • 1/3 c mini semisweet chocolate chips* divided


  • Heat the oven to 350°F and grease a muffin tin.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, flour, brown sugar and Stevia.
  • Add the eggs, yogurt, applesauce, and zucchini and stir until combined.
  • Stir 1/4 c of the chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Scoop the batter into a muffin tin, filling each about 2/3 full.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


*You can substitute the vanilla Greek yogurt for other flavors (I’ve used vanilla, plain, salted caramel, and chocolate); it doesn’t seem to affect the flavor much at all.
*Regular or cinnamon applesauce would work too 
*You can also substitute regular-sized chocolate chips in for the mini’s; I use mini as they disperse better and there’s a chip in each bite!
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