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Chocolate chip zucchini muffins

June 8, 2018

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’t a fan..who knew 😉 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 chocolate 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 chocolate chips out (no fun!) they are 3 smart points.

Chocolate chip zucchini muffins
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 12
4SP blue & purple,5SP green /3PP
  • 1¾ cups diced zucchini
  • 1 medium mashed banana
  • ¼ 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
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and spray a 12 hole regular size muffin tin.
  2. In a bowl whisk your eggs and add in brown sugar. Stir in mashed banana, applesauce, honey and vanilla.
  3. Mix in your flour, cinnamon, baking soda and powder. Fold in your diced zucchini and chocolate chips.
  4. Pour batter into your 12 cups and bake for 22 minutes or until muffins are a golden brown.
  5. 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.
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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    Reply Ali June 9, 2018 at 10:25 am

    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.

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      Reply Drizzle June 10, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Hi Ali, thank you 🙂 I hope you enjoy the muffins

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      Reply Lin July 13, 2020 at 10:25 pm

      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.

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    Reply Mary Beth June 11, 2018 at 9:32 am

    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.

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      Reply L April 15, 2019 at 10:42 am

      I’m wondering this too! I just put mine in the oven and I don’t think they’re going to turn out 🙁 I diced it as the recipe says… but your photo looks grated and every other zucchini muffin recipe asks for grated

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        Reply Drizzle April 16, 2019 at 12:42 pm

        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

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    Reply Louise. Gurley June 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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

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      Reply Drizzle June 13, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      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

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        Reply Althea Blackburn June 24, 2018 at 6:44 pm

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

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          Reply Drizzle June 26, 2018 at 12:36 pm

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

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    Reply Cindy June 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    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 Drizzle June 14, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Thanks for the tips Cindy, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Brook June 14, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Very yummy!!

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    Reply Joni June 19, 2018 at 12:19 am

    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?

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      Reply Drizzle June 19, 2018 at 11:24 am

      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

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        Reply Cindy July 16, 2019 at 5:50 pm

        Could you use more applesauce in place of banana??? I am allergic to them.. thx

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          Reply Drizzle July 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

          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

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    Reply Kandace June 19, 2018 at 12:39 am

    I would like to make a bread instead. How long to bake?

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      Reply Drizzle June 19, 2018 at 11:25 am

      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

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    Reply Whitney Murphy July 11, 2018 at 4:52 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 12, 2018 at 12:24 pm

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

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    Reply Julie July 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    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!!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 14, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      Hi Julie, Yay!! So glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Kathy August 9, 2018 at 4:54 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 10, 2018 at 10:01 pm

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

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    Reply Linda August 20, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Are these regular size muffins or mini muffins? They look delicious!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Linda, they are regular size 🙂

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    Reply Lynette August 28, 2018 at 6:29 am

    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

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      Reply Drizzle August 31, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      That is so great to hear! So glad you both enjoyed 🙂

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    Reply Tanis October 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I baked these today, so delicious. Thank you for the recipe

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 22, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      You are very welcome, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Raesan Welch November 26, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    My hubby is allergic to bananas. Can I substitute something else please? Thank you for your delicious recipes.

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      Reply Drizzle November 27, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Hi, you can try applesauce or pumpkin maybe?

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    Reply Jennifer Wilson April 14, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    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.

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      Reply Drizzle April 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm

      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 🙂

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    Reply Jennifer Wilson April 19, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Making them again, today! 🙂

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      Reply Drizzle April 20, 2019 at 1:02 pm

      Awesome, happy baking 🙂

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    Reply Tanja June 18, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Do you need to remove the water at all from the zucchini??

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      Reply Drizzle June 20, 2019 at 1:26 pm

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

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    Reply Linda June 27, 2019 at 5:51 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 28, 2019 at 9:05 pm

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

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