These Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are a great way to get more veggies in your diet and have your chocolate too. That’s the best way to do breakfast in my opinion.
It’s that time of year when gardens are starting to be over run with squash and zucchinis. Oh, but not my garden because you see I have a black thumb and pretty much kill any green living thing I try to grow. We have tried planting a small garden over the past years, and it has never worked out so well for us…or the plants.
There is this thing called watering that has to happen for plants to live, and I tend to forget about doing that on a regular basis.
So, when I get a craving for chocolate chip zucchini bread, I head to the grocery store or the farmer’s market. There is a reason these places exist, so I do my part in keeping them going by spending my money there and not on plants that are just going to die.
Since my kiddos are big muffin eaters for breakfast, I knew that I wanted to make chocolate zucchini muffins. A few years ago I made these chocolate zucchini donuts, so I used that recipe as my base for these delicious muffins.
If my kids knew I was trying to get them to eat zucchini, there might be a mini revolt in our home. So, I avoided this outrage by hiding the green veggie under chocolate and toffee. Imagine their surprise when I started laughing when these muffins were gone. Ok, so they kind of looked at me like I was a weirdo, but oh, well because I got them to eat zucchini and like it.
These chocolate zucchini muffins are really quite simple to make. You mix all the wet ingredients and sugar in a bowl, and then slowly stir in the dry ingredients. Spoon the batter into muffin liners and top with some extra chocolate chips to make them pretty.
These are really good hot and fresh from the oven, but they taste even better the next day. Something about sitting in a closed container makes them so irresistible. We won’t talk about how many I may have eaten with my coffee.
*I am one of the breakfast contributors at Food Fanatic, so make sure you head over there to print the Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins recipe.
Those look mighty tasty! I sure wish I had been able to plant a garden this year, but we were moving. Next year for sure!
I love zucchini anything in the summer. After seeing this recipe I'm sitting here wishing I had some so I could make this for your niece and nephew who will be here tomorrow. 🙂
LOL regarding the black thumb! Sounds like me 🙂
These muffins are calling my name... 🙂
You should probably answer...just saying. 🙂
Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge)
What a great way to use up leftover zucchini! Love the addition of double chocolate- beautiful 🙂
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
I'm loving all the creativity I've been seeing with zucchini. Never would have thought to put it in a muffin. Great idea. And a double chocolate muffin at that. Go ahead and send me a dozen!!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
You crack me up with your black thumb. These muffins are on my baking list for tomorrow!!
Hahaha! Yeah, I just can't do it! I forget to water things! LOL! I hope you and your family enjoyed the muffins!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
Such a great way to use up all the zucchini that is available right now! Wish I had one to go with my coffee!
Girl, these are so good with coffee. Not that I would know or anything. LOL!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
You had me at chocolate for breakfast!
Hahaha! That gets me every time too!!! 🙂
Julie | Small Green Kitchen
I too shop the farmers market or grocery store for veggies. Our HOA will not allow us to grow them. Boo.
Just so you know, I've been thinking about these muffins since I saw them this morning. All day long. I will probably dream about them tonight. They looks so incredibly delicious and chocolatey!
I'm thinking that if you are still thinking about these muffins you should probably just make them instead!!! Totally worth it!!
Jessica @ Sweetest Menu
Wow! What delicious looking muffins! Can't believe there's zucchini hidden in there - this is the perfect way to eat veggies! hehe
I know, right? Gotta love it when there is a healthy veggie coated in yummy chocolate!!!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
Love the double chocolate in these muffins! I have a black thumb too but this year my zucchini is actually flourishing and these muffins are the perfect way to use some up. They look fantastic, Jocelyn!
Glad I'm not alone with my black thumb! Kudos to you and your thriving plant...one of these days I'll try again. Maybe...
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats
Zucchini TIME! YES! These muffins look terrific. Love all that chocolate!
Woo hoo! Gotta love the end of summer time and all the fantastic zucchini recipes popping up everywhere!!!
These look great! I am sure my son would devour these! I make a carrot and zucchini muffin that my son(he is 5 and a really picky eater) absolutely loves. Muffins are a great way to add in those veggies.
Oh, those do sound good! I'll have to look for them!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
These are so decadent but pack a healthy punch because of the zucchini! Love!
That's right...healthy punch under all that chocolate and toffee. Wink, wink!!!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Oh wow do these muffins look fantastic, Jocelyn! I've never had a chocolate zucchini muffin before. Love these!
Oh, girl! You definitely need to try a chocolate zucchini muffins and soon!! You will love them!!!
YES, these look so fantastic! I love zucchini muffins (especially with chocolate chips), but these look like the most chocolatey, decadent ones I've seen yet! I love that you put Greek yogurt in them too. 🙂 I can't wait to make these!
There is just something about zucchini muffins! I hope you and your family enjoy these ones 🙂
The toffee and mini chocolate chips sealed the deal for me!!
Is there any other way? LOL!
We love muffins and also have a lot of zucchini we don't know what to do with. Now I have my answer. Yum!
Sounds to me like you have a date with some zucchini 🙂
If you think you have a black thumb, we should talk. I've killed a cactus. Seriously, cannot keep anything alive. I'd really up your ego about gardening.
These muffins look so intensely chocolatey!
Hahaha! Love it...I too have killed a cactus!