Grain-Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


I have got to talk about my friend Summer’s blog (Banana Hammocks and Tutus). She is 4 weeks into her paleo journey and kicking some serious butt! Her latest post is about poop. Yes, poop… one of those touchy subjects but she managed to make it absolutely hilarious!! Go check it out! Paleo & Poop

Back to the food! HA HA!!!

I hate it when I forget that it’s muffin night; It usually means I’m throwing together a quick batch of whatever I have on hand. Luckily for the kids, I can pull off some pretty kickass muffins…like double chocolate zucchini. They are so chocolate-y and delicious that you would never be able to tell that there are no grains or refined sugars in them. I’m pretty confident that if you put these muffins up against a certain wholesale club’s double chocolate muffins, these ones would win.

Grain-Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Makes 12


1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup honey

6 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

dash of cinnamon

3/4 cup shredded zucchini

1/4 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.

In a large bowl, melt together coconut oil and honey. Whisk in eggs and vanilla.

In a small bowl, stir together coconut flour, cocoa, baking soda, and cinnamon. Pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and combine thoroughly. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.

Scoop 1/4 cup of batter per muffin liner and bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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20 Responses to Grain-Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

  1. Robyn says:

    These look fabulous! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I LOVE that you mentioned poop next to some dookie-brown (delicious-looking nonetheless) muffins!

    And thanks for continuing to cheer me on. You don’t know how much it helps!

  3. Having been GF for years, I’m a newbie to Paleo – on week 4 – and I so appreciate this recipe! I adapted it slightly because I was craving mint chocolate (added fresh grated ginger and peppermint extract, no zucchini in this batch) The muffins were delicious I’m definitely using it in the future. Thanks.

    • Tara says:

      That sounds like a good variation, Fatimah! My kids aren’t peppermint fans but maybe I should make your version for myself!

  4. Jen says:

    Just made these! So yum! And my hubs who always dislikes what I like actually liked them too! SCORE! Do you mind if I repost this recipe on our blog? I’d love to share with our readers. I will link back to your post too. (I even checked out your friend poop post — hilarious!) ;)

  5. Jenny says:

    delish!! does anyone have the carb count for these?

  6. Jenny says:

    if i entered this correct, here’s the info. however i didn’t have enjoy chocolate chips so i entered regular

    Calories 143.7
    Total Fat 9.1 g
    Saturated Fat 5.9 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g
    Cholesterol 93.4 mg
    Sodium 39.6 mg
    Potassium 120.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 6.1 g
    Protein 4.5 g

    thanks for the info on where to find a calculator!

  7. ibtoo says:

    Does it really require 6 eggs? bcoz i see just 1/2 cup of coconut flour?
    maybe a silly ques but waiting to make it.

  8. love being able to put veggies in my desserts

  9. Caeles says:

    My muffins didn’t look nearly this glamorous. I’m not entirely sure they rose. But not bad! I used mainly stevia
    and just a bit of honey.
    I used to make Chocloate zucchini muffins all the time but now I’m mostly grain-free and sugar-free so this is a nice treat.

  10. Jen says:

    can I use raw cacao instead of cocoa powder for these? they look mighty tasty!!!! thanks :)

  11. Jen says:

    ooops sorry I meant raw cacao powder, instead of cocoa powder. Thanks!

  12. Sam says:

    These are super duper delicious! Thanks for the great recipe.

  13. Bekah says:

    I bought a product from Costco called Garden Lites Veggie Muffins, it has a lot of corn in it which doesn’t excite me as well as brown rice flour. However one thing I did like was that it had zucchini and carrots. In most recipes you can sub apple sauce and I often times will sub carrot puree for oil…wondering if carrot puree would work in this instead of coconut oil? Going to give it a try, will report back. I am new to the Paleo concept and just getting ready to implement this into my home.

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