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Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

These zucchini-chocolate chip muffins are super quick, insanely moist, and a great way to use up the late summer zucchini bounty!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Cooling time 5 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 352 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 medium zucchini shredded (about 3 cups), excess liquid squeezed out
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (dark or semisweet)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin (or line with paper liners).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the grated zucchini and the melted butter.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the zucchini mixture and gently stir to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups (they should be almost completely filled up). Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire cooling rack and cool for an additional 30 minutes before serving. The muffins should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. You can also wrap these individually in plastic wrap, place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one muffin

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 230mg10%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.