Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

June 2, 2016
by Merce Muse for Thrive Market
Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

When the garden (or local farmer's market) hands you an abundance of zucchini, there's only one thing to do—make muffins! The squash keeps the batter moist, and pairs perfectly with cacao powder and chocolate chips. Pro tip: Bake these Paleo-friendly muffins ahead of time—they're more fudge-y and flavorful the next day.

Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
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1/2 cup almond butter
1 ripe medium-sized banana
1 large egg
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed of excess liquid
Scant 1 cup dark chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling on top


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a muffin pan with baking cups.

Add almond butter, banana, egg, honey, cacao powder, chia seeds, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt to a blender and blend on high until batter is smooth and creamy. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl and stir in shredded zucchini and chocolate chips.

Divide batter between muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Sprinkle tops with additional chocolate chips, if desired. Bake 20 minutes until muffins are set. Allow to cool in pan. Store in an airtight container.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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2 thoughts on “Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe”

  • kendra

    These are so yummy!! I used dark chocolate mini-chips and yellow squash instead of the zucchini (it's what I had that day). I was out of nut butter, so I used raw almonds and cashews with a couple of dates thrown in. Also, instead of using a blender, I used my food processor with the blade attachment. Although the batter was very runny, they baked wonderfully! They were more fudg-y the next day - after air-drying a bit, which was even nicer. My boys gobbled them up!

  • Amy Engelhard

    WOW. These are fantastic. Even the 7 yr old loved them! Maybe it depends on your blender, but a food processor may work better to blend the batter.

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