Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins (or Bread)

Two weeks into CSA season and I am already behind–at least on zucchini.  After 17 years of membership, you think I’d have figured this out!  I mean, I could see this in August, but June?

Fortunately, I have an easy solution—chocolate chip zucchini muffins (a recipe that also works great as bread).  With three zucchinis in my fridge I doubled the recipe.  We’ll eat half now and half will go into the freezer for blistering days when it’s too hot to bake.

Problem solved—mmmm!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

I got the original recipe many years ago from a coworker in my first job out of college.  She had a farming background and was great at solutions like this (thanks, Carol!).  I have, of course, healthied it up as usual.

Grated Zucchini

Muffins Out of Oven

Warm Muffins, Chocolate Still Melty–Mmmm

Zucchini Muffins (or Bread)


  • 3 cups grated zucchini  (about one or a bit more medium zucchini)
  • 1/2  cup melted butter, oil or coconut oil (I use coconut oil)
  • 1/3 cup milk (if using previously frozen zucchini, reduce or omit this)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup oat bran or unbleached flour
  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  •  (Optional) 3/4  cup chopped nuts & 3/4 cup dried fruit   OR  1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Mix first five (liquid) ingredients.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Stir wet and dry ingredients together, then add chocolate chips or nuts/dried fruit, if using.
  4. Bake at 350 F.  Muffins take about 25 minutes, bread 1 hour or a bit longer.  Test for doneness with a toothpick.

Makes 2 (smaller) loaves or 24 muffins.




30 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins (or Bread)

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  2. Chocolate Lover

    Just made these muffins, Yummy! My son eats too many ‘little bites’ muffins, so i thought i’d try my own, with some vegetable in it! Can’t wait for him to try them! Thanks!

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  4. Lynn

    Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Unfortunately, my husband isn’t a big sweets fan and this was our first week of getting zucchini in our CSA, so i’ll have to wait another week or two (when he gets tired of zucchini) before i can try this recipe. 🙂

  5. Beth

    I love zucchini, but this time of year it’s a good idea to have a few zucchini recipes! This one looks terrific.

  6. Alysha @Shesontherun

    My mouth is totally watering! I can’t wait to get my hands on some farmers’ market zucchinis.

  7. Louise

    Zucchini in June through the CSA, that sounds rather odd. Who cares, those muffins, (I too prefer the sound of muffin:) look so yummy. I’d love one with a cup of tea please:)

    Thanks for sharing, Inger…

    P.S. Will you be joining us for the Picnic Game this year, I hope, I hope:) We’re picking letters over at my blog, “as we speak.”

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