Okay friends if you’re looking for healthy chocolate chip muffins, you’ve gotta make these. They’re made with zucchini, naturally sweetened with a banana, and cocoa powder for a rich chocolatey flavor.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins


4.43 from 7 votes


Easy / 30 minutes


August 11, 2021


Have you ever been afraid of bread and muffins? You’re not the only one. Ask any person trying to lose weight or overcome an eating disorder, they’ll cut out the carbs. That it is something to be feared.

But does that mean that we really need to? No, restricting and cutting out food you once loved isn’t the answer. Instead it’s taking a kindness approach and allowing ourselves food that we love. Food filled with wholesome ingredients.

These healthy chocolate chip muffins are a recipe that won’t disappoint.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins


Maybe you’ve struggled with food for years. Maybe even decades. You’re not alone. I’ve been there and so many women have too. The thought of having chocolate chip zucchini muffins in your home may be alarming and cause anxiety.

That’s okay. It takes time. If you’re feeling up for it, I’ve discovered that bread can be hard to keep in the home. Maybe you go back for seconds or are afraid you cut too big a slice. The brilliant thing with muffins is you can take one and walk away. You know exactly how much you eat.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins


The thought of making homemade recipes can feel overwhelming and too time consuming. I’m here to share that homemade muffins don’t need to come from a box. You can grab a few ingredients. Give it a good stir in one bowl and pop it in the oven.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins Emmett

And yes these healthy chocolate chip muffins are definitely kid approved. So good to eat anytime of the day. These muffins taste great for breakfast or a mid afternoon snack. Enjoy my friend!

More Easy Snack Ideas

If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll love my chocolate chip zucchini muffins. They are also sweetened with a ripe banana and another healthy muffin option without cocoa powder.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins

4.43 from 7 votes
Okay friends if you’re looking for healthy chocolate chip muffins, you’ve gotta make these. They’re made with zucchini, cocoa powder, and naturally sweetened.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine healthy
Servings 10
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour or pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup zucchini grated and unpeeled (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips plus 2 tablespoons for optional topping


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F / 176 C. Place a little coconut oil in each muffin tin. You can also use muffin liners. I have found just a bit of coconut oil rubbed in the muffin tin does the trick without making extra waste. You could also use a touch of vegetable oil.
  • With your hands, squeeze shredded zucchini to remove unnecessary water. You can do this over a sink. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Give it a stir and set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, add in egg, honey, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla. Whisk or use a mixer until combined. Then, add in the mashed banana and almond milk and mix again. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in grated zucchini and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the batter to a muffin tin. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 of the way. Top the muffins with optional 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let muffins cool.


When eating these chocolate chip zucchini muffins, they taste best reheated so they are nice, warm and the chocolate is gooey.
Calories: 180calCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 132mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 76IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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