The BEST Zucchini Muffins

The BEST Zucchini Muffins. Loaded with greek yogurt, zucchini and chocolate chips. A great way to use up zucchini from your garden!

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This recipe is adapted from my Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. These muffins are incredibly soft and tender, perfectly spiced and loaded with tons of zucchini. This recipe can be used for muffins or loafs! It’s super versatile and can easily be doubled!

To get a perfectly shaped muffin with a domed top I bake at 425°F degrees for 5 minutes then reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and continue to bake for another 12-15 minutes. It gives you the perfect bakery style muffin!

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How to make The BEST Zucchini Muffins

  • Preheat oven: To 425 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients: In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Combine wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, both sugars, greek yogurt and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Mix: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold gently. Do not over mix. Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
  • Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 5 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees leaving the muffins in the oven. Continue cooking for an additional 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
  • Cool: Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the pan then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store: Cover and store the muffins at room temperature for 3-4 days. These zucchini chocolate chip muffins freeze really well! I love saving the extra and putting it in the freezer for a quick breakfast or snack!

Tips for making these Muffins

  • I always leave the peel on the zucchini. The peel has tons of nutrients and fiber.
  • Save time and shred zucchini in the food processor. It is so much easier that grating the zucchini.
  • Don’t over mix the batter. Just like cakes and cookies over mixing will lead to a tougher muffin.
  • Walnuts or chopped pecans would be a great addition to these healthy zucchini muffins.

 

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The BEST Zucchini Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
The BEST Zucchini Muffins. Loaded with greek yogurt, zucchini and chocolate chips. A great way to use up zucchini from your garden!

Ingredients

  • cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup zucchini shredded
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, both sugars, greek yogurt and vanilla extract until combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold gently. Do not over mix.
  5. Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 5 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees leaving the muffins in the oven. Continue cooking for an additional 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the pan then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
The BEST Zucchini Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 48IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Breakfast, Healthy Snacks, The Best Zucchini Muffins, zucchini