RECIPE: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


My 10 year old presents me with the challenge of loving sugar and chocolate (and I see Halloween looming just ahead. I’m cleaning out the treat box this morning.) My 12 year old son is the only person I know who isn’t. But, in our family, it’s the ladies who are particularly addicted to sugar and chocolate (and fighting it).

I made these muffins this morning and everyone liked them. Based on almond butter, but could be adapted. Does anyone else have a recipe for chocolate zucchini bread or muffins? I’d like to keep tweaking.

These muffins.

I tweaked and used 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder, and I did not squeeze out the water from my zucchini, but I did grate it onto a paper towel before I did everything else. I didn’t measure the zucchini, I just used a small one and called it good.

This recipe doesn’t fit Stefani Ruper’s “Low Fat Paleo” for weigh tloss diet plan, but might almost fit in her “Low Carb Paleo” for weight loss plan. ( and her blog These muffins are certainly a treat in any case for those of of working at body fat loss in a healthy way. But, they could be modified even more.

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