Zucchini muffins?! I know this sounds kinda crazy, but it’s suuuuper delicious!!
I must admit that I was pretty skeptical when I first tried baking with zucchini a couple of months ago. But when my carrot zucchini muffins turned out to be so moist and yummy, I just had to make another batch, this time with chocolate. So I ended up with these peanut butter chocolate zucchini muffins. Actually they’re not only chocolate muffins, but double choc!! I used both cocoa powder and chocolate drops.
This really is like chocolate heaven!! All vegan of course!
They’re super moist, chocolatey, sweet, and also a bit crunchy!
To even add some more of this vegan deliciousness, I topped them off with some peanut butter (who can say no to a peanut butter swirl, right?) and some chopped peanuts. Flo always loves when I’m baking (he’d probably love me even more if I changed my blog to a baking blog. Haha! No, just kidding), and I kinda had to hide these muffins from him or he would have eaten them all at once. He can really get a bit crazy about sweets. But well, who am I to deny a grown man his peanut butter muffins, right? ;-)
And I must admit it also feels pretty great that he loves all the stuff I make.
I can still remember when we moved in together almost six years ago (wow time seriously flies!!) and we both couldn’t cook at all! I mean we were proud when we managed to make pasta with tomato sauce. No, I’m exaggerating, but you get the idea. ;-)
And now I have a food blog and cooking has become one of my greatest passions! I haven’t had any real hobbies besides traveling and reading for years. Sounds pretty boring, right? But I just wasn’t passionate about sports or music as a kid.
I took dancing classes for a while and I played the flute, but I wasn’t overly crazy about dancing. And I actually hated my flute, so I was so glad when my mom allowed me to quit the classes.
A couple of years ago, we watched a family video of me playing the flute when I was about seven or eight years and oh my gosh, I seriously got no words. It was hilarious!! Everybody was clapping and telling me how great I was, but actually it was reeeally bad. Haha!
So I’m so glad that I finally found something, which I’m really passionate about!
I just love coming up with new vegan recipes, cooking them, and then taking pictures!
I seriously could do this all day! And of course I also love eating all these delicious vegan things I made. I never imagined that vegan food can be this delicious and creative!
But back to the vegan chocolate muffins. They’re really easy to make and only take about 25 minutes. To sweeten them, I used coconut sugar, but you can also sub it with brown sugar if you want. And of course you can also replace the almond milk with any other plant-based milk.
If you give these a try let me know! :-) Hope you’re all having a great week! xx
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup grated zucchini
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/4 cup peanuts, roughly chopped
- Combine the ground flax seeds with water. Stir well and let it sit for about 3-5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine the rest of the ingredients (except for the peanut butter and the peanuts) in a medium bowl. Stir gently with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Place baking cups in a muffin pan and divide the mixture evenly. Stir in some peanut butter and top each muffin with some peanuts.
- Bake for about 15 minutes at 360°F (180°C). Let cool down in the muffin tin for at least half an hour.
I made these twice and they are the best. I usually cannot stop myself from eating 2-3 a day! haha
My non-vegan family loved them too.
Just made these. Used only 1/2 cup of the sugar and 1/2 cup chocolate chip. Turned out great. Thanks.
Bianca @ ElephantasticVegan
Love the little bits of zucchini. And the addition of peanut butter sounds divine! Beautiful photos :)
Thanks, Bianca! I love sneaking zucchini or carrots in muffins! :-)
The Vegan 8
These look so delicious and moist and pretty! I love that you added peanut butter too, great idea!
Thanks, Brandi! :-) I absolutely love chocolate and peanut butter together!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
these look heavenly!
Thanks, Arman! Glad you like them. :-)
I love how you added the peanut butter to the tops. Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven! Absolutely delicious!
I totally agree with you, Jenn! Peanut butter and chocolate is such a great combo! :-)
It’s so hard to find muffins that are truly breakfast-worthy, but these definitely fit the bill! Not to high in sugars, veggies, healthy fats, natural protein -check!
Glad you like them, Alisa! I totally agree with you, I could imagine eating them for breakfast too. :-)
These look amazing!!
Thanks, Becky! :-) Glad you like them!
Michaell | Foodscape
OMG I LOVE zucchini! And the ingredient list is so simple! And the pictures! Dang girl! You’ve outdone yourself with this one. :)
Thanks, Michaell! Zucchini is one of my favorites too! And I just love using it for baking! :-)
Emma @ Bake Then Eat
Crazy or not these look delicious!
Thanks, Emma! :-)
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
These muffins look insanely decadent! I never would’ve guessed there was veggies in there, but I love zucchini in muffins so it makes me love them even more! And the flute story is hilarious :D My parents tried to get me into many instruments as a kid and I was never into it and usually quit after a year ha! I’m way more into muffins than music, and I’m so happy you found something you loved too!
Haha! I was exactly the same, Natalie! I even had problems reading music, so that didn’t make it easier for me. But the video was hilarious! I’m way more into muffins than music too! ;-)
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Since my favorite pancakes are chocolate zucchini….muffins just make 100% sense! YUM!
I absolutely love baking with zucchini, Rebecca! Chocolate zucchini muffins sound amazing! I really gotta give these a try! :-)
I like zucchini bread so I really think I’d like this. And I love that peanut butter swirl.