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Double Chocolate (Zucchini) PB Muffins

Servings 12 muffins


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour or flour of your choice
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup zucchini shredded (don't squeeze!)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips save a few for the tops, if you want they extra pretty


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with liners. Spray liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine first 5 ingredients (flour through salt) in a medium bowl. Stir.
  • Combine next 5 ingredients (egg through milk) in a smaller bowl. Whisk together. Gently stir in zucchini.
  • Add zucchini mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Divide evenly among muffin tins. (I filled them a little over 3/4 of the way full.) Top with a couple chocolate chips, if you want.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the biggest muffin comes out clean. Don't over bake or they get really dry!


Other Thoughts:
  • If you want these to be nut free, try eliminating the peanut butter and using 2 Tbsp of oil or melted butter instead.
  • For gluten free, an all purpose gluten free flour would work great in these.
  • I have found that the white whole wheat flour needs a lot of liquid in a recipe. So, if you use a regular white, all purpose flour - you may need an extra 1/4 cup of flour.
How-to-Use Guide:
Athletes: Smear some extra peanut butter on a muffin and call it a snack. The whole grains and healthy fats will surely calm even the largest of appetites.
Healthy Eating: Squash your sweet, chocolate craving with a hearty, veggie-packed muffin whenever the craving strikes.
Kids: Get the kids in the kitchen to help you grate the zucchini, measure and mix the ingredients. Helping in the process of cooking and baking increases the likelihood that they will try it! Not that you'll have trouble getting your kid to eat a chocolate muffin.....