Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (Cupcakes)

These are likely my all time favorite muffin recipe.  They are super moist, super chocolatey and super good.  Lately I have been taking one to work, popping it in the microwave to make it all warm and gooey and enjoying it during my coffee break at work.  That means that in the last 9 days I have eaten 9 muffins, no wonder my scrub pants are getting tight!  (That also means in the last 9 days I have worked 9 shifts in a row.  I kind of think I deserved the muffins!)

This recipe comes from a cookbook created by the church I grew up in.  I love cookbooks like that.  You know everyone who put the recipes in and can pretty much guarantee that the recipes will be good (as long as you make the ones put in by the good cooks)!

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I use 1 1/2 cups white, 1 cup whole wheat)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (fresh or frozen)
1.  Combine all the dry ingredients including the chocolate chips and nuts.
2.  Mix wet ingredients together.  Combine with dry ingredients.
3.  Stir in zucchini.
4.  Place in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.

I hope that you enjoy these as much as I do.  If there is one recipe that I have made over and over, it would be this one!  Mom always gives me big overgrown zucchini so that I can grate it up and freeze it for the winter.

- Carla :)


  1. I found your blog last night and I cant wait to try some of your recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  2. These look great! I can't wait to try them.:)


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