Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Published on Oct 27, 2021

  by   Kristina Stosek

18 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 12 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.

half a chocolate chip zucchini muffin, gluten free

What makes this the best gluten-free chocolate chip zucchini muffin recipe?

In this chocolate chip zucchini muffin, there is so much chocolate and chocolate flavour. I should have called this recipe a double chocolate muffin. The gluten-free muffin recipe is outstanding!

Are Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins Good For You?

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

We can agree that these chocolate zucchini muffins are healthy-ish. And the best part is that no one will ever know 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 Nutritious?

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 such as this chocolate chip zucchini muffin.

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!



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! The mildly flavored zucchini is my favourite squash in baking. The zucchini adds nutritional value, reduces fats, and keeps the chocolate chip gluten free 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!

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx



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Reba, I don't know what went wrong, but one thing that comes to mind is the zucchini had too much moisture. In the future, squeeze out as much moisture as possible from the zucchini. I use young zucchini, and the muffins turn out perfect every time. Sorry.


I followed the recipe EXACTLY and the muffins are mush. The bottoms are burned from being baked for an hour, the inside is mush...I'm not sure what is wrong.


Wonderful, thank you for sharing Ali


Loved these, they came out perfect and everyone including my 3 and 5 year old really liked them and enjoyed making them too :)


great idea Tara, thank you for sharing


I used water instead of milk and made mini muffins! I baked them at 325 for 15 minutes and they were so good!


These were a hit with both granddaughters, which rarely happens. And the adults like them too, though I did cut the sugar down to a half cup.


Yes Cami, absoutely, either will work.


Can I use maple syrup or honey if I don’t have coconut sugar on hand? :)


thank you Carissa for sharing!


These turned out PERFECT!!! Tender and fluffy!! Probably the best gluten free muffins I've ever made!! I'm super impressed!! I made it almost as-written: added another half teaspoon of baking soda, and a little less sugar. Thanks for a great recipe!


thank you Jane.


absolutely perfect chocolate zucchini muffins, thank you!

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