Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

Its summer time and Zucchini are in the season. I use Zucchini in various recipes like stir-fry, curry, raita, and paranthas. One of the ways my kids eat Zucchini is in this sweet treat. I have tried many variations of Zucchini muffins and found it goes really well with banana and chocolate flavors. I made this recipe with mostly natural sugars like dates, bananas, and maple syrup. I love the fresh taste of these muffins but the good news is that they freeze well. They can be used as a snack, breakfast or a delicious lunch box treat.

Health  benefits of Zucchini:

  • Good source of antioxidants and Vitamin C
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Good source of Potassium
  • Improves digestion
  • Good source of  B vitamins
  • Can help control Diabetes

SERVES: 12 muffins

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 25 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes


  • 1 medium zucchini grated
  • 1 medium banana mashed
  • 6 dates
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil (or any other oil of choice)
  • ¼ maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut/raw sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini or regular (I used mini)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease the muffin tin.
  2. Grate the zucchini, squeeze to remove excess water
  3. In a blender or mixer, blend the dates, bananas, maple syrup, coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla extract into a liquid mixture.
  4. In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients -flour, cinnamon, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
  5. Make a well in the dry mixture and slowly add the liquid and mix well
  6. Add the grated zucchini and chocolate chips and mix well.
  7. Pour the mixture into the muffin pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove the muffins from the oven and wait for 5 minutes to let it cool.

Gobble them up!!


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