Healthy Zucchini Muffins (w/ chocolate chips!)

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These healthy zucchini muffins are made with just one bowl and in less than an hour! Add chocolate chips and sea salt to the top and you’ll never want another healthy muffin recipe again.

This zucchini muffin recipe is sweetened with banana, maple syrup, and coconut sugar and uses 100% white whole wheat flour.

zucchini muffins on wire rack.

Healthy Zucchini Muffins!

Say hello to the most delicious zucchini muffin recipe you’ll ever sink your teeth into! I am a biggggg muffin lover, but I especially love muffins when I can use produce from my own garden!

These banana zucchini muffins are a huge hit in my house especially when chocolate chips are involved on top. These fluffy zucchini muffins are:

moist

100% whole grains

naturally sweetened

PS: try our Healthy Zucchini Bread recipe. It’s as equally delicious!

What You Need

These muffins are based on our signature healthy muffin base recipe with just a few tweaks. Here’s what you need to get started:

  • white whole wheat flour
  • coconut sugar
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • shredded zucchini
  • chocolate chips
  • eggs
  • maple syrup
  • almond milk
  • banana
  • coconut oil
shredded zucchini, eggs, and mashed banana on plates.

All About the Zucchini

Zucchini fans, this recipe is totally for you! For this recipe, you’re going to need 1 cup of coarsely grated zucchini.

I bolded coarsely for a reason ^^ and that’s because I love seeing little green specks of zucchini in the muffins once they come out of the oven. If you grate your zucchini finely, they’ll blend right in!

don’t forget this step!

Before moving forward with adding your shredded zucchini into the batter, make sure that you remove as much moisture from it as possible.

Use a cheesecloth or thin towel to do so. Place the grated zucchini in the middle of the cloth and then squeeze the moisture out.

How to Make Zucchini Muffins

What I love about this zucchini muffin recipe is that it only takes 1 bowl. That means, there’s a much easier clean-up to be had at the end of mixing!

  1. Place dry ingredients into the bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Next, add wet ingredients (minus the coconut oil) and mix again.
  3. Finally, add melted coconut oil and mix again.
  4. Transfer batter into muffin tin, filling each one about 3/4 of the way full.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 18-24 minutes.
shredded zucchini and batter.

3 Muffin Baking Tips

Don’t Over Mix

Our #1 baking tip with any muffin recipe is DO NOT OVER MIX!

If you over-mix your batter you risk over-whipping the eggs. This removes the air that helps the muffins rise and become super fluffy.

Toothpick Test

Use a toothpick to check if the center of your muffins are fully cooked. Simply stick a toothpick halfway in. If it comes out clean you know they’re done!

Let Muffins Cool

I’ve made this mistake time and time again. Let your muffins cool for 5-10 minutes before trying to remove them from the muffin tin. If you remove them too soon, your muffins might fall apart!

FAQ

Why are my zucchini muffins soggy?

Your zucchini muffins are likely soggy because you did not remove the moisture from your zucchini adding too much moisture to the batter.

How do you grate zucchini for muffins?

We recommend using a coarse cheese grater to grate zucchini for muffins. Don’t forget to squeeze out as much moisture as possible before adding to the batter.

Why is my zucchini bread tough?

Make sure to use a light baking flour such as white whole wheat or all-purpose flour to prevent your zucchini bread or muffins from being tough.

zucchini muffins with chocolate chips and sea salt on wire rack.

Muffin Baking Accessories

I can’t tell you how much of a difference a new, nonstick muffin tin makes when baking muffins! There is seriously nothing worse than having an entire batch of muffins stick to the pan. RUINED!

Below we are sharing some of our baking must-have accessories for you to stock your kitchen with to make baking a breeze.

Storage

Let your zucchini muffins cool completely on a cooling rack. Then, transfer them into an airtight container or gallon-size plastic bag and store them on the countertop for up to 2-3 days OR in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.

Freezer Instructions

Let zucchini muffins cool completely and then wrap them in a piece of tin foil. Remove as much air as possible and then place into the freezer for up to 3 months.

You can wrap 2 together or all 12, it’s all up to you! You can also store them in a freezer-safe gallon-size bag for additional freezer protection.

bite taken out of banana zucchini muffin.



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