Low-Sugar Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Enjoy these moist healthy muffins for breakfast or with your afternoon tea.

Low-Sugar Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins in paper cups on cooling rack
Photo: Brie Passano
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
18 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
43 mins
12 muffins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • ¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoon packed light brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup finely shredded zucchini

  • cup fat-free milk

  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray. Or line with paper bake cups; coat with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl stir together next eight ingredients (through salt). In a medium bowl combine remaining ingredients. Stir zucchini mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each nearly full.

  3. Bake 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups 5 minutes; remove from cups. Serve warm or cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
4g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 157mg 3%
Folate, total 33.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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