Chocolate Zucchini Muffins | Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free



After the Honey Yogurt Cheesecake and the Dates Bliss Balls, here comes my third recipe for the theme “Sweets without Refined Ingredients” for the Blogging Marathon #94. Keto and Low Carb are big words these days. Every second person seems to be going on Keto. Hehe… I somehow have a mental block towards that diet, but then it is one of the diets that is causing a lot of people to lose weight really quick. I firmly believe that any diet followed in moderation will do good, but totally giving up on one part of the food chain is not sustainable in the long run. Anyway, to each, their opinion… 🙂


I have some coconut flour in my pantry that I bought out of enthusiasm, only to discover that I wasn’t liking it much! I tried making pancakes with them and they became a dud. I was somehow forced to finish it. The flour remained untouched till I decided to try these muffins. I was a little apprehensive but since I had learned by then that this flour needs much more liquid to make sure it cooks well, I decided to go with it. The bake was totally amazing!


The zucchini is not even noticeable in the bake and it lends so much moistness to the whole bake. I have used stevia in these muffins, so the sweetness is very light – I wished I would have used a little more. The high chocolate flavor will make any chocolate lover go mad and no, it doesn’t taste of coconut at all! You can add some dark chocolate chips to the mix to make it even more chocolaty – I threw in half a square of Lindt 90% into each of the muffin, which miraculously disappeared when baked! Hehe… Off to the recipe…





5 from 5 votes

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins | Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

Course Muffins
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 4 tbsp stevia as per sweetness
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup shredded zucchini
  • 3 90 % Lindt chocolate squares


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a 6 muffin pan and set aside.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk the eggs, coconut oil, stevia and vanilla till well blended.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients till moist. Finally fold in the zucchini.
  • Divide the batter into the muffin holes. Press in 1/2 a square of chocolate into each muffin.
  • Bake for 30 minutes till skewer comes out clean. Cool completely before serving.


Check out the Blogging Marathon page to see what the other Blogging Marathoners are doing this BM#94.


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  1. I adore the combo of chocolate and zucchini. The muffins look irresistible.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  2. 5 stars
    looks delicious ! I love zucchini in cakes !
    Rafee thanks by told me about Method, Im writen again ! I dont know what happens! thanks and Im sorry. xo

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gloria…

  3. 5 stars
    Zucchini and chocolate is a good combo. I once made zucchini fudge and it so good. These muffins might have tasted amazing.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Usha…

  4. Keto and low carb, yes two were very much interesting to know and read about. Somehow am very much skeptical about these diets, yet to get some guts to try these two. Zucchini muffins looks absolutely super moist and incredible.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyakka…

  5. 5 stars
    I totally agree that chocolate and zucchini marry well in muffins. Using coconut flour is very interesting.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Harini…

  6. 5 stars
    Tell me about keto and low carb diet… I was just nodding my head when I read the first paragraph. 🙂 I am bit hesitant too. Between this is such a great bake with zucchini and chocolate. Yum

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I guess we all face it, but I feel that it s best to eat healthy and in portion control, rather than push out a food group completely! Thank you so much Vidhya…

  7. That is a wonderful recipe with coconut flour Rafee. The muffins look so delicious. With that dark chocolate in the batter, this must taste divine..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gayathri…

  8. Those chocolate zucchini muffins look so moist, chocolaty and delicious. Using coconut flour in this recipe sounds great.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pavani…

  9. 5 stars
    what a gorgeous color! – I need to pick up coconut flour next time I am at the market and try some of these recipes!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mir…

  10. Wow chocolate zucchini muffins looks so delicious. Yummy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sushma…

  11. That is a great recipe with zucchini and chocolate combination. Love the use of coconut flour. It is something that I have never used before and have been meaning to give it a try. Wonderful recipe!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sandhya… slowly trying to learn baking with coconut flour…

  12. zucchini with chocolate is not seen at all right…and yes those are big words! and I am scared to even think about those..I can’t stick to any diet that’s the problem..:)..those muffins look sinful!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… but I feel they marry so well, so try using it! Thank you so much Valli…

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