Chocolate muffins are a great lunch box filler for the kids and especially since these are packed with zucchini. My kids love these muffins but I made sure they ate them and told me that they loved them first – before telling them what the special ingredient was. They were very surprised but kept asking for them so they are a winner in my house. I hope your family enjoy them too.
Amanda (Simple home cook)
Choc Zucchini Muffins (refined sugar free)
Makes 12 large (or 15 small) muffins
- 1 ½ cups wholemeal self-raising flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp bicarb of soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 100g butter, melted
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 large zucchini
- Choc chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Grate zucchini and squeeze out as much moisture as you can using your hands or a paper towel. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add flour, cocoa, bicarb soda and salt.
- Add butter, honey, vanilla, eggs and milk. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Add zucchini and beat until combined.
- Evenly divide into cupcake cases. It will make approx. 12 larger muffins or 15 small muffins. Do not overfill the cases. Optional** sprinkle the tops of the muffins with choc chips before putting them in the oven.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 mins or until cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. Once cool, store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. They can also be frozen.
Post written by Amanda Arnold.
My name is Amanda and I am passionate about simple, quick and affordable recipes that anyone can make. I have a facebook page called ‘Simple home cook’ where I share my recipes which will get you through your busy week that won’t break your budget. Please head over and check out my FB pages ‘Simple home cook’ and ‘ALDI home cook’.
DavinaApril 21, 2015 at 5:38 am
Can I use plain self-raising flour too? Not sure where to find wholemeal flour in South Africa…
Amanda (Simple home cook)June 12, 2015 at 6:50 am
Hi Davina, plain SR flour would work just as well.
ToniFebruary 17, 2022 at 8:34 am
Can you freeze them?
Kelly - Be A Fun MumMarch 6, 2022 at 11:41 am
Yes you can!
SusanaApril 23, 2015 at 9:55 pm
I dont find self raising flour, how can I replace It? Thanks
KateJune 7, 2015 at 12:11 am
These look amazing, just wondering if you have any experience of subbing honey with agave nectar? Thought I might try and use that instead as I’m not a honey fan!
Amanda (Simple home cook)June 12, 2015 at 6:49 am
Sorry, I don’t Kate. If you try it, can you let me know how it goes.
LindaJune 12, 2015 at 6:19 am
Amanda, I made these today And they are very good. Thanks for sharing!
Amanda (Simple home cook)June 12, 2015 at 6:48 am
Thats great Linda! Thanks fir letting me know.
SusieFebruary 1, 2016 at 7:09 pm
This sounds a crazy question but does the zucchini need to be peeled first?
Kelly - Be A Fun MumFebruary 2, 2016 at 9:01 am
No, just grate it with the skin on 🙂
LaurenJanuary 18, 2017 at 3:47 pm
I made a double batch of these but forgot to put double the honey in and my kids still loved them. Thank you Thank you Thank you. So looking forward to trying more of your recipes
Kelly - Be A Fun MumJanuary 18, 2017 at 7:47 pm
Oh nice one! Less sweet and they still were a winner. Amanda does amazingly easy and fab recipes!
MMarch 3, 2017 at 10:11 pm
Hi.. this may sounds like a silly question but i never bake before. Can i use baking power instead of the bicarb soda? Would it make any difference?
Kelly - Be A Fun MumMarch 6, 2017 at 9:27 am
Have a look at this article. Has some helpful info -> http://www.nowtolove.com.au/how-to/expert-qa/baking-soda-bicarb-soda-baking-powder-what-is-the-difference-15828
SarahSeptember 26, 2019 at 3:07 pm
We just tried these-we didn’t have wholemeal flour so just used white. I also added in some Morlife greens powder – turned out great!