Healthy Zucchini Muffins, made with chocolate chips or oats. Buttermilk adds amazing flavor and makes these muffins so tender! |
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Healthy Zucchini Muffins (Chocolate Chip or Oat)
If you love fresh zucchini then these Healthy Zucchini Muffins (Chocolate Chip or Oat) are for you! They’re soft, tender and have an amazing flavor thanks to buttermilk in the batter. (If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, I’ve made a recipe note about how to make your own.)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 185kcal


  • 1 ½ cups grated fresh zucchini a box grater works well, no need to peel
  • 1 ¾ cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk store-bought or homemade buttermilk substitute
  • 1/3 cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or old-fashioned oats, plus a few more for sprinkling on tops


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray, or use paper or silicone liners.
  • Place grated zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out excess liquid over a bowl or the sink. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a medium bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together buttermilk, honey (or maple syrup), egg, vanilla and melted butter.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix gently with a rubber spatula until not quite combined. Gently fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips or oats.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin, and top each muffin with a few extra chocolate chips or oats.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes and then reduce oven temperature to 350. Continue baking for 10-12 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool muffins in the pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.


Nutrition information is for muffins made with chocolate chips.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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