Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Healthy chocolate zucchini muffins in a copper pan.

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Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. Super moist thanks to shredded zucchini and kefir. Sweetened with little brown sugar and ripe banana. Contains very little olive oil.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup kefir
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, unpeeled and not squeezed
  • 1 and ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with liners. Set aside.
  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini in your hands but don’t try to make them completely dry.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and mashed banana. Add in olive oil and kefir. Mix well. Add in shredded zucchini and mix again.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture into the wet mixture. Mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Fill the ¾ of the prepared liners with the batter and bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.
  6. Optionally, you can place extra chocolate chips on top of each when they are still hot.