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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. 

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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

healthy double chocolate zucchini muffin

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

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
These muffins are full of chocolatey goodness – no one will ever know they're actually good for you!


  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Stevia (or white sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • One 5.3 ounce container vanilla Greek yogurt*
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce*
  • 1 cup peeled and shredded zucchini
  • 1/3 cup 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!


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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