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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!
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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
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
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.
- 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
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup zucchini shredded
- 1/3 cup Enjoy Life Brand chocolate chips
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.
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.
Use an ice cream scoop to portion out 12 muffins. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Be mindful of almond flour to coconut flour ratios if you are planning on swapping. I do not recommend swapping out almond flour for coconut flour as coconut flour is a moisture sucker and will make these dry.
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!
Here are a few of my favorite breads and muffins on the blog:
- Carrot Cake Breakfast Bread
- Blackberry Bran Muffins
- Pumpkin Muffins
- Gluten Free Banana Bread
- Almond Flour Banana Muffins