Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

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These Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins look and taste chocolaty, kind of indulging muffin. Don’t you agree? And, they taste better than ones from a bakery. In this chocolate chip zucchini muffin, there is so much chocolate and chocolate flavour. I should have called this recipe a double chocolate muffin 🙂

But wait, they have some healthiness to them. First, the muffin is made with two cups of freshly grated zucchini, coconut oil and pure cocoa. And, the muffins are dairy-free, gluten-free, and are made with coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is slightly healthier than refined sugar.

I think we can agree that these chocolate zucchini muffins are healthy-ish. And the best part, no one will ever know that they are packed with zucchini. So, this gluten-free chocolate chip zucchini muffin is one that you don’t have to feel guilty about.

 

grated zucchini

 

Is zucchini healthy?

Zucchini is a mild-tasting squash, and when used in baking, it makes everything moist and often can replace some of the fats in a recipe. In addition, the squash is high in dietary fiber, low in calories and has zero fats. Also, zucchini isn’t shy of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. All this goodness makes it a good reason to add it to recipes.

So, the zucchini is a must. Not only does it add great nutritional value, but it also keeps these muffins extra moist. Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to cut back on unwanted fats than using zucchini.

While we are discussing zucchini, check out our gluten-free zucchini recipes. From savoury dishes to sweet baking, you may find a recipe that you will love. One of my favourites is the Gluten-Free Creamy Salmon Pasta…YUM!

 

cocoa

 

pure cocoa for that chocolate flavour,

The muffin batter is made with pure cocoa powder, which adds that fresh chocolate flavour. Did you know pure cocoa powder is packed with powerful antioxidants? Also, I have added plenty of chocolate chips.

 

gluten free chocolate chip zucchini muffin

 

 

But there is more! Healthy zucchini, my favourite squash in baking. The zucchini adds nutritional value, cuts back on fats and keeps the chocolate chip muffins extra moist. 

You can’t stop just at one Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffin!

I promise you will not stop at one delicious muffin because they taste like the best chocolate cake. In our home, trying not to eat these straight out of the oven is pretty much impossible.

If you love muffins, check out our complete list of gluten-free muffin recipes!

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. GF baking powder (preferably aluminum free)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Xanthan gum (omit if your blend already has it)
  • 1/4 tsp. Pure sea salt
  • 2 cups grated fresh zucchini with skin
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature or for vegan option use 2 flax eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup milk or non-dairy milk at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
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    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F and line a muffin pan with paper liners
  • In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt
  • Add grated zucchini and evenly blend
  • In a small bowl whisk together eggs, coconut oil, milk and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and mix to combine. Add 3/4 cup chocolate chips and blend until evenly distributed
  • Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon transfer batter into prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and gently press them into the batter
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Cool in the muffin pan for 10 minutes then transfer onto a cooling rack
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    2 Responses to Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

    • Jane October 3, 2021

      absolutely perfect chocolate zucchini muffins, thank you!

      • Kristina October 3, 2021

        thank you Jane.

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