Chocolate Chip Zucchini Honey Muffins

chocolate chip zucchini muffins

I recently discovered that zucchini can be used in sweet baked goods.  Even though many have been doing that for ages, I never knew that zucchini could be used in breads, muffins, cakes or cookies! When I saw a couple of blog posts on such recipes, I did a little research and found that zucchini, when used in sweet baked goods, increases the moistness of the product while its taste remains pretty concealed. Sounds great isn’t it?

So I bought a couple of zucchini and decided to try baking something. My husband was less than thrilled at the thought of a zucchini muffin. “Zucchini muffin?! That’s so weird!!” was his reaction. Maybe yours too…. but hang on there. He changed his mind after tasting the muffin and I believe you would too.

chocolate chip zucchini muffins

I decided to make this a healthy muffin by using honey instead of sugar and olive oil instead of butter. I used plain flour though, instead of whole wheat flour as I was not too confident of the taste of a whole wheat zucchini muffin. 🙂 Maybe I will try one day.

The verdict? These muffins were GOOD! They were moist, had a lovely soft and slightly crumbly texture with a mild sweetness from the honey. I loved it and so did my toddler and husband. Yes, even my husband.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Honey Muffins
Serves: 12
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cups grated zucchini (about 1 zucchini)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use 55% callebaut)
  • zest of 1 orange
  1. Preheat oven at 175°C.
  2. Grease a 12 hole muffin tray.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Mix in zucchini. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk eggs till light and fluffy. Add sugar, and continue whisking till mixture is well combined and thick. Stir in oil, vanilla, and orange zest.
  6. Using a large whisk, stir in flour and zucchini mixture. Do not overmix.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips.
  8. Divide mixture into prepared muffin pan.
  9. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.

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  1. Your pictures are very gorgeous. I wan to make this muffin, right now!! Keep it up!

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