Zucchini chocolate chip muffins

Oh I knew just the sound of these meant they were going to be good. They are heavenly! I am usually not very good at baking as I tend to over bake things and they dry out. But these muffins came out perfect! I found the following recipe and doubled it. Not only did I get 12 big muffins, I also made a cake out of the rest of the batter. I am taking that to my ladies fellowship group tonight.

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home

12  servings Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips-I used regular sized chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts- I omitted these


  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Combine the egg, oil, milk, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well. Stir
  • into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in zucchini,
  • chocolate chips and walnuts. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups
  • two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins
  • test done. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 231 calories,
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© Taste of Home 2010

3 thoughts on “Zucchini chocolate chip muffins

  1. Hi Michelle
    These sound good to me as well so I have bookmarked the recipe. Zucchini (courgette to me!) might seem odd in a cake but I have heard elsewhere of it being used successfully. Carrot is a well known cakes ingredient and I also have a recipe that uses parsnip, plus a great recipe for a Beetroot Seed Cake. It’s a wonderful colour as you put it in the tin though less so when it is cooked – I recommend it.
    ‘Meanderings through my Cookbook’

    • I sometimes wonder if the zucchini is the same as the courgette and now I know! I need to try carrot cake too. Thanks for commenting. Please post some recipes for the things you mentioned.

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