Katie: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Hi guys! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. I’m getting back in the swing of things, but in the meantime, I have two more guest posts from some very lovely people. This one is from Katie, who shares my obsession with all things chocolate-related. We’ve never met in *real life* but have been friends via our blogs for a few years. Hopefully one day, we’ll finally get to hang out! Here’s her post with a new zucchini muffin recipe! Hope you enjoy! xo, G

Hi! I’m Katie, of the blog Chocolate-Covered Katie.

I’m honored to be posting on Gina’s blog today… she is honestly one of the sweetest and most caring people I know. For today’s post, I wanted to share a quick on-the-go weekday breakfast recipe that is equally perfect to serve at a fancy brunch: 

If you try them, I hope you will love these zucchini muffins as much as I do!
Zucchini muffin

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups spelt, all-purpose, or Bob’s gf flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, optional
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar of choice
  • 1/16 tsp pure stevia, or 2 tbsp more sugar (or 2 NuNaturals packets)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup zucchini, finely grated

Preheat oven to 350F. Place cupcake liners in a muffin tin. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients, then set aside. In a large measuring cup, combine all liquid ingredients, including zucchini. Mix wet ingredients into dry, and immediatelyportion into the baking cups and place into the oven. Bake 19 minutes or until muffins have domed and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the zucchini muffins to cool before removing from the tray. Makes 10-12 muffins.Zucchini muffin 3

Zucchini muffin 4
Zucchini Muffins Nutrition Facts

Zucchini muffin 1
Please do stop by sometime at Chocolate-Covered Katie and say hi. I love meeting new people.

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  1. Alissa on September 8, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I want these this morning for breakfast! They look amazing! I got tons of Zucchini yesterday at the farmers market and one will be for these muffins! Thank you for the guest post, and I LOVE your blog, been a fan of it for a while!

  2. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on September 8, 2013 at 7:44 am

    My mom used to make chocolate zucchini muffins & cake all the time when I was a kid — a blast from the past for me!
    Yours look delicious!

  3. Racheal @ Running with Racheal on September 8, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Yum, Katie, I am baking these today! I love your GF recipes, but I haven’t tried this one yet.


  4. Jackie on September 8, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Hope you had a fun vacation Gina!

  5. CourtStar @ Star systemz on September 8, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Yum I love muffins especially zucchini ones 🙂 thank you for sharing love + shine Courtstar

  6. Heather Murphy on September 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. This would be perfect for a fall morning with a big ole’ cup of coffee and a good book! yum.

  7. Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on September 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    My two favorite bloggers? Chocolate Covered Katie and the Fitnessista in one!? Too exciting. And I am needing to try these muffins.

  8. Ashley on September 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Yes! Thank you Gina and Katie for bringing this recipe to my attention. I’ve been needing to use up some zucchini, and this is a great way to do it!

  9. Maureen on September 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Just made these muffins. They are super delicious! Thank you for this recipe 🙂

  10. Anna @ Fitness à la Anna on September 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    These look like the most perfect breakfast muffins…going to go buy a zuccini tonight 😉

  11. Mari @ Living with Purpose on September 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Ooo! I can’t wait to try these!
    I made carrot cake muffins (minus the sugar) that were similar to these the other day. Zucchini would be yummy too!

  12. Bailey on September 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    do you need eggs for this recipe???

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