I’ve been on a bit of a zucchini kick lately (more recipes to come) I have actually found a new liking for it because I always thought I wasn’tย a fan..who knew ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love baking, especially muffins, they are great for meal prep since you can freeze them individually. These chocolate chip zucchini muffins are delicious, and just enough chocolateย to sweeten them up. I know I will get asked so I’ll answer it here, no you can’t really taste the banana, or at least I can’t, I find the chocolate and zucchini overpower it. These baked up treats are just 4 smart points each on WW freestyle and if you want to leave the chocolateย chips out (no fun!) they are 3 smart points.

Chocolate chip zucchini muffins

Drizzle
4SP blue & purple,5SP green /3PP
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Baking
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 3/4 cups diced zucchini
  • 1 medium mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F and spray a 12 hole regular size muffin tin.
  • In a bowl whisk your eggs and add in brown sugar. Stir in mashed banana, applesauce, honey and vanilla.
  • Mix in your flour, cinnamon, baking soda and powder. Fold in your diced zucchini and chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into your 12 cups and bake for 22 minutes or until muffins are a golden brown.
  • Makes 12 muffins, you can choose to leave the chocolate chips out, I did the math and they are 3 freestyle points each without them. Muffins will freeze well and best stored in the fridge after a day or two.

Notes

Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- (green) 5 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info.. Calories 151...Fat 3g..Sat fat 1.7g...Carbs 26.1g....Fiber 1.2g...Sugar 9.6g...Protein 3.9g using My Fitness Pal *These numbers incl all ingredients so if inputting these into a WW calculator you may get a different point value but we don't add points for veggies/fruits

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47 Comments

  1. These look great, Kate! I just want to thank you for taking the time to come up with these recipes and posting them. I really appreciate it, and enjoy trying them out.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Ali, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy the muffins

    • I wanted to reduce the carbs and points in this so I added 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/2cup cocoa at 2 points 1/2 cup non fat Greek yogurt and 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini. I also replaced the brown sugar with swerve brown sugar and the honey with monk fruit sweetener. This brought the points down to 2 per muffin on Blue . The carbs came down to about 20 per muffin . They were chocolately but not sweet enough.

      • Thanks for this recipe! No matter how I type it into my WW app though, it cones out at 6 points per muffin for me. I tried the nutrition calculator and recipe builder.(not adding the zucchini, banana, apple sauce, etc) When j change the brown sugar to my monkfruit sweetener, it drops to 4 so I’m doing it that way. I’m just wondering if they changed the calculations since you figured out the recipe!

        Thx again!

        • Oh my bad!!! I didn’t hit MINI Choc chips lol. Somehow that made a difference even though it’s 1/3 cup of big or little Choc chips lol.

          • Drizzle

            Ahhh ok, lol I already replied to your other message but glad you figured it out ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hi Karrie, it could come down to products used, as weird as it sounds the flour or honey or chocolate chips you used could slightly differ from my brand and the smallest point change could alter the outcome, also did you enter packed or unpacked brown sugar? I hope you enjoyed them ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Did you dice the zucchini by hand? In the photo it looks more like it’s been grated. Or pulsed in a food processor maybe? They sure look good! Thanks for sharing.

    • Iโ€™m wondering this too! I just put mine in the oven and I donโ€™t think theyโ€™re going to turn out ๐Ÿ™ I diced it as the recipe says… but your photo looks grated and every other zucchini muffin recipe asks for grated

      • Drizzle Reply

        Hi, I did dice them but really small, you can try grating if you prefer, or chop them in a food blender is another option.. I hope they worked out for you

  3. Louise. Gurley Reply

    When I put your amounts into my recipe builder the points came to six. Disappointed.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lousie, please know that I can’t be responsible for your builder and possible different brands of products, I can only use what is in front of me, here is a breakdown of my recipe builder in my App (please know I use 3 methods to make sure I am triple checking my points, I take it very seriously, I use the WW recipe builder, My fitness pal and I do the math on paper as well) anyhow my app has as follows, flour 25SP, honey 4SP, brown sugar 4SP, and mini chocolate chips 18SP, the eggs, banana, zucchini and apple sauce are zero foods that I did not incl.. and it made 12 muffins, my app gives me 4SP per muffin

      • Althea Blackburn Reply

        Wouldnt another flour have less points. Like almond or coconut or one of the others ?

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hi I am not too sure, most flours are similar in points, actually I would think almond is higher, I only use all purpose

  4. Thank you so much Kate! I made theses into mini muffins for only 2 points each (I did put it in the recipe builder). I baked them at 325 for 18 minutes and they are fantastic. A great 2 point treat.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Thanks for the tips Cindy, so glad you enjoyed them ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. My batter turned out more like a dough. Two cups of flour seemed like a lot and firmed it right up. Any ideas where I may have gone wrong?

    • Drizzle Reply

      My batter was slightly thicker than my batter usually is for muffins but was not too thick and still baked into muffins with no issues, it is really hard for me to know what went wrong without being there sorry

        • Drizzle Reply

          All I can suggest is to try, I think they should still turn out but I have only made them using banana, another option is pumpkin

    • Drizzle Reply

      Most of my loaves bake for about 40-45 minutes, I’d say check it around 35 min and onwards, sorry I only know how long for muffins as that is how I made this recipe, I might of altered it a bit if I was making a loaf

  6. Whitney Murphy Reply

    I wonder if you could use Kodiak pancake mix (buttermilk) to cut the points of the flour?

    • Drizzle Reply

      I have seen others sub Kodiak mix so I’d say try it and see ๐Ÿ™‚ Feel free to share if they turned out ok

  7. Just took these out of the oven and WOW!!!!! They smelled amazing while baking and I could barely wait until it cooled enough to taste!!! So, so good!!!!! So thankful I found this recipe!!!!

  8. Quick question. If I use self rising flour would I leave out baking powder & baking soda?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, I’d still add in a little personally.. I only use all purpose when I make muffins/loaves

  9. Thanks so much for a great recipe. My husband likes these as much as I do. I keep extras in the fridge in a container and I think they get even better the next day. Thanks again

    • Drizzle Reply

      That is so great to hear! So glad you both enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      You are very welcome, so glad you enjoyed them ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I am wondering if altitude has anything to do with the baking. The mix was rather thick as another poster said. They tasted fine. But I think next time I will grate or process the zucchini. The diced pieces were somewhat raw. I added another cup of applesauce to thin the mixture. Thanks for all you do! Amazing recipes and ideas.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jennifer, it might.. It’s so hard for me to access issues when I am not there in the kitchen with the person baking them.. I did dice my zucchini really small as you can see in the picture.. Thank you for your kind words, glad you are enjoying the recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Tanja, no I did not remove the water from the zucchini

  11. Hi
    Wondering if a gluten free flour would work for these muffins or any of your muffin recipes?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Linda, all I can suggest is to try, I personally have never baked with GF flour

  12. They are in the oven now and smell so good! Did a couple substitutions. I used whole wheat flour instead of white, used 2 tbsp of Splenda brown sugar in place of the honey & brown sugar and used regular chocolate chips (didn’t have any mini). Was worried about how thick the batter was, but looks like they’re doing well. My recipe builder on the WW app has them at 3 on blue with my substitutions. Thanks for the recipe!

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