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Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

May 28, 2019

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Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are made with healthy ingredients, no refined sugar and are dairy free. Super moist and delicious with chocolate flavor, they will be a hit in your home!

Looking for a healthy muffin recipe? Healthy lifestyle blogger Momma Fit Lyndsey shares her super fudgey healthy chocolate zucchini muffins recipe


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These muffins are a definite crowd pleaser… unless your kiddos know how to read.  So make sure to use a sharpie on the whole “zucchini” thing when you print the recipe if you have an over-zealous eight year old like I do.  She was completely on to me.  The husband and five year old had no clue, therefore fudgey chocolatey goodness all over his/her faces.

Since my kids were small I’ve been trying to figure out how to get my kids to eat veggies.  For some reason when they were small they would happily eat any veggie or fruit I put in front of them.  Somewhere around one to two they decided that veggies would be a battle.  As time goes on they are both getting better about it, but neither of them would be necessarily thrilled if they knew I put veggies in their muffins.

If you have picky eater in the house be sure to grate the zucchini on the smallest blade on the shredder you have.  You can also peel the green skin from the zucchini before you shred it to mask even more green.

The goal is not to force your kids to eat veggies.  I don’t want mine to think that veggies are bad and chocolate is good.  Even though chocolate tastes really, really good. Veggies can be too!  Sometimes we “fry” them, sometimes we eat them in things and sometimes we hide them in things.  It all works out in the end.

Someday I’ll be wishing for these little veggie battles back.

What Makes These Double Chocolate Muffins Healthier?

I’m a firm believer that any recipe can be a healthier, better-for-you one.  It’s all about making simple ingredient swaps.  Whether it has more real, whole food quality, more nutritional value, or is more fresh, sometimes swapping out is all you need to make a recipe healthier.

In this recipe a few swaps I made to a traditional zucchini muffin recipe included:

  • almond flour swapped for all purpose flour
  • coconut sugar swapped for white sugar
  • coconut oil swapped for vegetable oil
  • almond milk swapped for dairy milk
  • Enjoy Life chocolate chips swapped for traditional chocolate chips

Looking for a gluten free dairy free muffin recipe that tastes great? Healthy lifestyle blogger Momma Fit Lyndsey shares her super fudgey healthy chocolate zucchini muffins recipe

The result is a muffin with no refined sugar, no gluten and is dairy free.  This recipe is also very easy to make vegan by swapping out the egg for applesauce.

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Looking for a zucchini muffin recipe? Healthy lifestyle blogger Momma Fit Lyndsey shares her super fudgey healthy chocolate zucchini muffins recipe

Looking for a healthy breakfast for picky kids? Healthy lifestyle blogger Momma Fit Lyndsey shares her super fudgey healthy chocolate zucchini muffins recipe

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Looking for a healthy breakfast for picky kids? Healthy lifestyle blogger Momma Fit Lyndsey shares her super fudgey healthy chocolate zucchini muffins recipe

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are made with healthy ingredients, no refined sugar and are dairy free. Super moist and delicious with chocolate fudgey goodness.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Other Ingredients

  • 1 cup zucchini shredded
  • 1/3 cup Enjoy Life Brand chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Place 12 muffin liners into muffin pan and spray with cooking spray.
    Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.  Use a sifter if you have one. 

  2. Mix egg, coconut oil, almond milk and vanilla extract into a bowl.  Stir into dry ingredients until just moistened.  Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.  

  3. Use an ice cream scoop to portion out 12 muffins.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Looking for a healthy snack that is good for kids with no refined sugar? Healthy lifestyle blogger Momma Fit Lyndsey shares her super fudgey healthy chocolate zucchini muffins recipe

I’m more than a little obsessed with these delicious healthy muffins!  There is so much chocolatey goodness, I’ll be making these on the regular!

Are you a veggie-hider too?  Drop your best tips to get veggies in those kiddos in the comments!

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2 Comments

  • Dawn Conklin

    August 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I am lucky that my kids are not quite so picky, tho one of them does sometimes not like something just because it has certain things in them. But chocolate muffins she would try no matter what!

    I use the Instant pot a lot. If you cook veggies in with a brown rice in the IP, they will blend right into the dish without being noticed. Brown rice takes longer to cook so the veggies get nice and soft. And you are still keeping the nutrients in – they are more done then you might prefer for taste, but the kids will eat them without knowing 🙂

    1. mommafitpgh@gmail.com

      August 8, 2019 at 8:09 am

      love that idea! and in the IP makes it that much easier. Thanks for the great tip!

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