Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins ~ Muffin Monday

This week we were all presented with a recipe for zucchini muffins. I remember growing up my dad and grandfather both used to make zucchini bread. In fact, I can’t remember having zucchini bread in many many years. So I was immediately excited to make these muffins. The recipe looked wonderful just the way it was with tons of shredded zucchini which makes for an incredibly moist muffin as well as buttermilk which lately, I have been putting into just about everything.

Even though these muffins sounded good all on their own, I decided to give mine a bit of a sweet spin. I added in a little cinnamon, a hint of nutmeg and then just cause chocolate makes everything a little more special… I added in some mini chocolate chips.

Once they came out of the oven and cooled, Maddy and I sampled the first one. Delicious!! As expected, these lightly spiced sweet little muffins were so incredibly moist. This week’s muffins will be gone quickly for sure!



Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins  Adapted from 1 Mix, 100 Muffins

Makes about 18 muffins

3 cups grated zucchini

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 large eggs

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

– Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pan with muffin liners.

– Squeeze as much moisture out of the zucchini as possible.

– In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

– In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add the sugar, vanilla, buttermilk and oil. Stir to combine.

– Stir in the zucchini.

– Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently stir until moistened.

– Fold in the chocolate chips.

– Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.

– Cool on a wire rack.

– Enjoy!

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About FoodBabbles

I'm just a girl with a passion for good food. Especially the sweet side of life. I love to eat it, make it, read about it... if it has to do with food, it's for me. I'd like to share my food, writing and photos with you. Sometimes they come out great. Other times, well... there are some mishaps but I'll share those with you too. I'm only human! Either way, I enjoy it and hope you will too! So here are sugary, sweet culinary delights from my talented yet dangerously klutzy hands so obviously not bred to work with sharp knives and hot ovens.
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23 Responses to Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins ~ Muffin Monday

  1. Chocolate chips make everything better. 🙂

  2. I’ve made zucchini bread for years but never have tried the chocolate infusion. If you say so…then guess I must try huh? They sure look great.

  3. Baker Street says:

    I always add chocolate to my zucchini bread! The muffins look perfect and delicious! Glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

  4. love the addition of chocolates 🙂 they look great too!

    happy to be baking with you :p

  5. another chocolate chip version:) When will I find the time to try making all of these delicious muffin versions?:) Great to have baked with you:) Happy #muffinmonday!

  6. Anita Menon says:

    Chocolate and zucchini are perfect. Beautiful muffins.

  7. Wow – love how you, me and Aimee were TOTALLY on the same page this week! The muffin wrappers you use are beautifully! Happy Muffin Monday 🙂

  8. So funny! Agree with Jasmine 🙂 Great minds!

    When I hear zucchini, I also immediately think chocolate! A match made in heaven and a great balance of flavours. I love that you can see little flecks of the spices in your muffins, too! Gorgeous!

  9. I was afraid that I’ll be the only one baking with chocolate added to my muffins… But hey! There are a few handful of us here!

    Your muffins look absolutely beautiful, if I didn’t know they had zucchini, I would’ve gobbled them right on. 😀

    Happy Monday!

  10. looks incredible, like mini zucchini breads. Love the addition of chocolate and nutmeg perfect for the Fall!

  11. Chocolate pairs well with anything, even vegetables 🙂 The muffins look great!

  12. Yuri says:

    I love how some of you got inspired with chocolate! Beautiful muffins and gorgeous muffin cups 🙂

  13. Rivki Locker says:

    Love the touch of cinnamon.

  14. Nutmeg and chocolate chips…Now, I’m really curious. Gotta try this asap and I bet kids will enjoy these Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins!

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