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One Bowl Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Written by COA Nutrition Team On June 10, 2022

These healthy chocolate chip zucchini muffins are an easy, one-bowl recipe. Made with applesauce, yogurt and whole wheat flour, your family will love them!


  • 1 medium zucchini shredded
  • Pan spray
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a muffin pan by greasing the cups with nonstick cooking spray or lining each cup with paper liners.
  2. Rinse your zucchini well and pat dry. Shred the zucchini using a food processor or hand grater. Dry the shredded zucchini well with either a clean kitchen towel or several paper towels.
  3. Combine the unsweetened applesauce, brown sugar, egg, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Using a silicone spatula, spoon or whisk, stir until combined well.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to the bowl. Stir until just combined.
  5. Add the zucchini and stir to mix with your silicone spatula, spoon or whisk.
  6. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup 2/3 of the way full. Top each muffin with three chocolate chips… or a sprinkle!
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the muffin.
  8. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Remove muffins to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

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