AKA- the BEST fudgy moist zucchini muffins!

We are in the height of zucchini season right now and why is it that I have 40 zucchini ready at the exact same time? Not complaining mind you, more muffins for me!

These deliciously moist muffins are dairy free, egg free and absolutely loaded with zucchini. They’re pretty forgiving too, so feel free to adjust quantities based on your preferences.

Do yourself and your friends a favor and make up a batch of these double chocolate zucchini muffins, you won’t regret it!

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Vegan Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

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  • Author: Erica
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Baked Goods
  • Diet: Vegan


These moist, fudgy, chocolate-y muffins are the absolute perfect summer treat to use up those garden zucchini!


  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 5 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (about two medium zucchini)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dairy free dark chocolate chunks (or chips)
  • 1/2 cup coconut (or vegetable) oil, melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners (or spray with nonstick spray)
  2. Make the flax “eggs”: whisk together the warm water and flaxseed until well combined and set aside for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Place the grated zucchini on a paper towel to absorb some (but not all!) of the moisture.
  4. Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and dark chocolate chunks in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Whisk together the flax eggs, coconut oil, sugar and vanilla.
  6. Carefully fold the wet ingredients into the dry, taking care not to overmix.
  7. Next, fold in the zucchini- it will look like a LOT of zucchini, that’s okay!
  8. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan, filling 3/4 of the way full- I always have enough for 12 muffins exactly.
  9. Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 425°F. Then, keeping the muffins in the oven, lower the temperature to 350°F and continue to bake for an additional 14-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Make these gluten free: I have not tried it this way but you could try swapping the cup of flour with a cup of 1:1 gluten free flour blend

Recipe adapted from sallysbakingaddiction.com


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 194
  • Sugar: 16
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g