Chocolate zucchini muffins

These muffins made with chocolate and zucchini are vegan and kid-friendly, and incredibly easy to make.
Chocolate zucchini muffins

If you’re in the mood for a sweet and indulgent treat that’s also healthy and vegan-friendly, look no further than these chocolate zucchini muffins. Not only are they packed with flavor, but they’re also incredibly simple to whip up, making them the perfect choice for busy parents or anyone who wants to satisfy their sweet tooth without spending hours in the kitchen.

And because they’re made with zucchini, they’re a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your diet (or your kids’ diets) without sacrificing taste or texture. So go ahead and indulge in a guilt-free snack that’s sure to satisfy.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Has it been a while since you’ve had a delicious muffin? Most muffins contain dairy, and if you’ve decided to live a vegan lifestyle, that is the last thing you want to consume. The good news is that these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are vegan-friendly and safe to enjoy!

They contain naturally good ingredients for the body, allowing you to stay on track with eating healthier while still indulging in a chocolate treat. If you miss those muffins that you would typically eat in the morning or for a quick snack, you can have them as often as you’d like!

Ingredients for making vegan chocolate zucchini muffins

Must-Have Ingredients

Prepare the Chocolate Zucchini Muffins using the following ingredients:

  • Flour. Start with flour to create the batter for your flavorful muffins.
  • Cocoa. Adding cocoa to the mix will give your muffins that chocolate taste that you’re craving.
  • Coconut Oil. Melt your coconut oil down before you use it.
  • Maple Syrup or sugar. Use maple syrup to give these muffins a naturally sweet touch. But they come out perfect if you want to use sugar.
  • Rice Milk. You can use rice milk or coconut milk in this recipe.
  • Zucchini. Grate your zucchini and remove the moisture from it before adding it to your batter.

You’ll also need to have baking powder, baking soda, salt, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla to prepare these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.

How Many Servings Does the Recipe Make?

Following this recipe, you’ll have enough batter to make approximately 12 muffins. Double the recipe if you’d like to make 24 muffins! You can always freeze them and save them for later.

How Do I Remove the Excess Moisture From Zucchini?

While you’re grating the zucchini, place a clean kitchen towel underneath it. Once you finish grating it all, let the zucchini sit for up to 15 minutes before closing the towel and squeezing out all the extra moisture from the zucchini. You can squeeze the grated zucchini out over the sink to avoid making a mess on your kitchen table.

Can I Use a Loaf Pan Instead of a Muffin Pan?

If you’d rather make bread instead of muffins, you can always pour your batter into a loaf pan. It’ll need to cook for about the same time, but you can check if it’s done by placing a toothpick into the bread before removing it from the oven.

Once it’s done in the oven, allow it to cool down before you start slicing it. You can wrap the slices in plastic wrap and keep the Chocolate Zucchini Muffins refrigerated or frozen to stay fresh.

vegan chocolate zucchini muffins before baking

How Long Does It Take to Make the Chocolate Zucchini Muffins?

It’s going to take about 15 minutes for you to prepare your ingredients and then it’ll take an additional 25 minutes for the muffins to cook in the oven. You’ll have fresh muffins ready to eat in less than an hour that tastes good.

vegan zucchini muffins right out of the oven

Tips for the best

  • When extracting the moisture out of the zucchini, do it on paper towels or old kitchen towels.
  • Add chocolate chips if you want extra chocolate muffins.
  • Even though these muffins are made without eggs, they are super moist and fluffy.
  • You can use muffin liners or not. If you don’t muffin liners oil the muffin tin.
  • I’m really not into hiding the complete list of ingredients from my kids. I always tell them what is in the food they are eating. I like for them to know that eating healthy is good and delicious. but if your kids are really picky with their veggies, you’ll know what to do.

Here are other vegan muffin recipes you will love:

Chocolate zucchini muffin

Alejandra Graf
These muffins made with chocolate and zucchini are vegan and kid-friendly, and incredibly easy to make.
4.89 de 9 votos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Baked goods
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 166 kcal


  • Food processor


  • cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup or sugar
  • 3/4 cup rice or coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated zucchini moisture removed


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare a muffin tray with liners or grease the pan.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix the milk, oil, vanilla, and vinegar.
  • Pour over the dry ingredients, add the maple syrup, and mix well. When everything is well mixed, add the grated and dried zucchini.
  • Divide the mixture between the twelve muffin tins.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  • Let them cool before tasting.


  • To extract the moisture from the zucchini, grate it and place it over an old kitchen towel or several paper towels. Let it stand for 10 to 15 minutes, then close the kitchen towel to form a bag. Squeeze all the liquid out.
  • You can use any vegetable oil if you don’t have or don’t like coconut oil.
  • It is best to use maple syrup or cane sugar. You could see agave syrup as well.


Serving: 1piecesCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 202mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocoalte zucchini muffins, vegan muffins, vegan zucchini muffins, zucchini bread


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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