Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

My mum has a huge vegetable garden, like huuuuuuge...there's even a potato field. And come summer, she switches to a full-time job in zucchini harvesting. So. Many. Zucchini.

They were turned into zucchini cream soup, fried zucchini, stuffed zucchini, roasted zucchini, zucchini in all variations. But it seemed like there was no way of getting rid of all the zucchini and after a while even the neighbours were fed up with them.

That's how the zucchini stopped being savoury and began ending up in my mum's chocolate cake.
My sister and me didn't like to admit it because, you know, there's healthy stuff in it....ewww....but that cake was heavenly. Thank you mummy!

So this recipe is an attempt to recreate my mum's chocolate zucchini cake. I think she would be pleased with the result :)

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (makes 6 muffins)
1/2 cup chopped zucchini
1 egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp oil
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Blend the chopped zucchini with 1 tablespoon of water as smooth as possible. Look for a sauce-like consistency.
Mix together the zucchini, egg, oil and sugar. Add the dry ingredients. Fold in the walnuts.

Bake for approximately 25 minutes at 175C.


  1. My nephew is staying with us for the summer and I am on a mission to make him fall in love with veggies. I think I just found the best weapon to do just that. I love this muffin recipe.
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    1. I hope he will like them! Trust me, you don't even notice the zucchini in it :)
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  2. I really like using courgette (zucchini) in baking - it makes cakes so moist, like carrot cake. Yum!

    1. It does, doesn't it!! ....And it totally makes it healthy too ;)


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