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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
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5 from 4 votes

Honey Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

The batter for these chocolate zucchini muffins can be baked in a 9 x5 loaf pan to make chocolate zucchini bread!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: zucchini, chocolate, honey, almonds, cupcakes
Servings: 16 muffins.
Calories: 247kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil or grapeseed oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3/4 cup plus 1/4 cup whole almonds , chopped in 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray 16 muffin cups generously with cooking spray, or line with paper cupcake liners, or coat the tins with melted butter and dust lightly with flour.
  • With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and honey until homogenized, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the eggs one at a time. Scrape the bowl again as needed. Mix in the oil and vanilla extract.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the cream cheese mixture, blending well. Mix in the zucchini, 3/4 cup of the chopped almonds and the chocolate morsels.
  • Divide batter among the prepared muffin cups, about 1/3 cup batter per tin. Sprinkle with the remaining almonds.
  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until the tops of the muffins spring back when touched with a finger or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool about 10 minutes, then remove from the tins.

Notes

To make uniform clean portions of muffins, use a multi-purpose ice cream scoop with a rotating metal bar. My go-to muffin scoop is a (#16), which holds a little less than 1/3 cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.7mg