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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 108.7
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.2 mg
  • Sodium: 229.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Submitted by: CASEYNJASON
 Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Introduction

I altered my favorite chocolate muffins to be practically fat free and low calorie. Moist and chocolatey! Only 109 cals and 2.5 g of fat for a large muffin, or per slice (12 a loaf) I altered my favorite chocolate muffins to be practically fat free and low calorie. Moist and chocolatey! Only 109 cals and 2.5 g of fat for a large muffin, or per slice (12 a loaf)
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 c shredded zucchini
    1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
    1/2 c cocoa
    3/4 c sugar
    1 1/4 tsp b. soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 c fat free yogurt
    4 egg whites
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/3 c mini chocolate chips

Directions


In separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
Combine yogurt, egg whites, and vanilla; add to zucchini.
Gently mix dry and wet ingredients together until moistened.
Use 1/4 c to pour into 12 muffin cups.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over tops.
Cook at 350 degrees for 15-20 min.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CASEYNJASON.






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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I thought these were really good. I don't know if it's because there is no oil, but when using cupcake papers the muffin stuck to the papers and I lost a lot of the muffin trying to separate them. I guess that just means you eat less :) I made both muffins and a loaf, so I liked the loaf better - 7/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made zucchini bread with it, and you can't even tell its made with whole wheat flour. Not spongey like some low calorie breads, and very chocolately! - 7/24/10

    Reply from CASEYNJASON (1/26/11)
    I am so glad you like it! I am making a batch today, as I am working on losing my baby weight for the 5th time! (last baby for sure!)


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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed these and made them according to recipe (excepting 2 eggs for the 4 egg white) They are moist and chocolate-y. They could be a tad sweeter for my taste. THanks for the recipe! - 8/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! And my kids are eating zucchini! I did make a few adjustments, I used vanilla Greek yogurt and cut the sugar to 1/2c. of raw sugar. I also added some ground flax and a bit of water. They turned out great...they are big and filling at 136 calories. Thanks!! - 8/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used Greek Yogurt, plain and added a sprinkle of chopped walnuts to the top. I made mine a little smaller and got 18 muffins. As for the sticking to the wrapper, I used foil muffin liners. - 7/31/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are tasty enough that my kids asked for more. My only complaint is that the recipe calls for sugar, but the calories are calculated using Splenda. Using sugar adds nearly 50 calories per muffin. - 5/30/12

    Reply from CASEYNJASON (6/15/12)
    Oops, you are right! I sometimes use splenda and sometimes I use sugar, so I just miscalculated there. I am going more natural with my food lately, so I am trying it out with raw sugar today.


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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These were pretty good but - I only put 1/2 cup of sugar (+ 2 tbs)....and it really did need that extra sweetness. Fortunately I put milk chocolate chips on top so that did help. They are a nice texture. Next time, I'm adding coconut milk and topping them with coconut and chips. Should help. - 8/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I modified this when I made it today and loved the results! (Not enough egg whites, so used some whole eggs and I also used regular chocolate chips.) - 1/29/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I added 3/4 cup of sunflower seeds which is 1 tablespoon per muffin. It does add fat, but it is healthy fat. I also mixed the choco chips into the muffin batter. I brought them to work and got rave reviews. I peeled & seeded the zucchini before fine shredding them. - 9/13/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was so impressed by all the comments, so I was a tiny bit disappointed when they came out tasting quite salty. I followed the recipe to the letter. Other than that they were quite delicious. Next time I will leave out the salt. - 8/31/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Instead of wheat I used oatmeal ground into flour consistency. They came out super moist. I do think Thry need a little more sweetness so I will add honey or agave next time. I also used greek yogurt. Delish! - 7/13/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these today and they are delicious! Super moist and chocolatey. Texture is a little funky due to the zucchini, but that doesn't bother me at all. I used Greek yogurt and 2 eggs - will try making with Splenda next time to save some calories. YUM! - 9/11/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made these. They're pretty good, especially considering that they're made only with whole wheat flour. I mixed 1/2 cup regular-sized chocolate chips into the batter, and I'm glad that I did. They would be quite bland without the chocolate chips. - 8/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is my new favorite chocolate dessert...you don't feel deprived of any chocolate, and the muffins are HUGE! I am glad I doubled the recipe when I made these...they won't last long! I did use sugar instead of splenda as someone else pointed out, and might have put a few more morsels in..... :) - 1/3/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The nutritional information is very misleading. The recipe calls for sugar, but the nutritional information is calculated using zero calorie splenda. I made it with sugar, and no chocolate chips, and it's roughly the same calories. But the muffins aren't great. - 8/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This made 18 cupcake size muffins. The smaller size muffins were done in 10 minutes in my oven. I used honey instead of sugar. Delicious! - 8/3/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made these today and sorry to say did not like them :( I found they did not have much flavor to them. The chocolate flavor was not very strong despite all the cocoa powder. If I try these again I will incorporate the chips in the batter and see if that helps some. Nice try though. - 7/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made muffin tops and they turned out awesome. You can now buy muffin top backing pans. - 7/20/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I didn't have plain fat-free yogurt so I used Yoplait white chocolate-strawberry, the only thing I had on hand. So good! Will make again using Okios Chocolate Greek Yogurt and maybe try other flavors,too. Thanks for a great recipe. - 7/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Eating one of these warm out of the oven as I type this. Fabulous! Very moist and chocolaty. I do taste the whole wheat, but it'snot overpowering! I added walnuts because a muffin without nuts just isn't right somehow. - 9/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thses muffins are excellent. I will definitely make them again. - 8/21/10

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  • Tried other recipes for the same thing but this one is the winner!! Moist, chocolately, freezes well without losing flavour, AND makes a decent sized muffin ( more than a mouthful ). Definitely a keeper :) - 9/24/14

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  • Thanks for the great base recipe - it allows for a lot of versatility to allow for personal tastes. While good as is (too sweet for me), I doubled the batch with wheat germ, oat bran, and steel-cut oats, dropped the sweetener to 1c total, and added almonds, a bit of coffee, and more spices. - 8/26/14

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  • I loved these , I saw the comment about the muffins sticking to the muffin cups so I sprayed them with cooking spray with flour . Came out clean ! - 8/21/14

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  • I made these today and they turned out delicious~! I used egg beaters instead of egg whites and mixed the chocolate chips in with the batter. - 8/17/14

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  • Delicious. I used 2 eggs instead of 4 egg whites. This recipe is a keeper. - 8/13/14

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  • I used whole wheat pastry flour, so they were nice and light muffins. You could try some Smart Balance soft margarine in them, so they won't stick to muffin pan, or spray the pan or papers well with oil spray. Our dietitian likes us to use some Smart Balance soft margarine in baking, measured. - 7/22/14

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  • I made this as muffin tops with plain fat free Greek yogurt and stevia. Very good, chocolately, and very moist! - 4/21/14

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Has anyone tried this recipe with stevia instead of sugar? - 9/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    will make am awesome dessert! - 9/14/13

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  • These are delicious. I used light and fit greek vanilla yogurt and only a half cup of sugar. Came out fantastic. Guilt free muffin!! yey - 8/31/13

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  • I made muffins with the recipe and soooo delicious!! This will be my go-to recipe for a special treat! I didn't change a thing....they are perfect!! - 8/27/13

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  • These are delicious! Thanks. - 8/5/13

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  • Loved this recipe. I followed it almost exactly but used 6oz. plain greek yogurt and added some chopped walnuts. Delicious. It took just under an hour to bake. I'll definitely make again. - 8/1/13

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  • Yes, they are well delicious! Moist! I did have to add an extra half a cup of yogurt to make the dough more mixable. Next time, I would put extra choc. chips and walnuts. - 2/4/13

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  • Super yummy recipe!!!! Wasn't 'bland' tasting to me at all! - 10/23/12

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  • Delicious! - 10/9/12

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  • Thanks for this wonderful and delish recipe. It usually makes about 18 large muffins (so fewer calories per muffin) for me. So I've shared them with friends who love them as much as I do. Four of them have asked me for the recipe. - 9/28/12

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  • Omg!!! Delish! Made it as a bread not muffins and so incredible and moist. I couldn't wait for it to cool and had to dive right in as soon as it was cool enough to remove from the pan. My only modification was that I only used a few (15-20) chocolate chips for appearance, rather a full 1/3 c. - 9/18/12

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these today for the first time. I followed the directions to the letter except I subbed splenda for the sugar. They were really hard to mix and gluey. And maybe I didnt shred my zucchini fine enough. But they were surprisingly tasty despite how they looked. Would def do in a pinch! - 9/11/12

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  • I didn't have enough yogurt so I put half fat free milk and I used Splenda. I also used swirl chocolate chips and incorporated them into the batter. I also doubled the recipie so I could take it to my son't school for class snack. They came out yummy. - 9/5/12

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  • Very yummy! Not sure why, but this recipe made 18 full size muffins for me. Maybe because I used cupcake liners? That's okay by me--I don't mind adjusting that calorie count down by a third. :) - 7/14/12

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  • These are very good. The zucchini adds a refreshing flavor to the muffins and keeps them moist for days. I will definitely make these again. - 10/23/11

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  • These muffins are AWESOME!! I was looking for an alternative to zucchini bread - my recipe is good, but loaded with fat and calories. These muffins are delicious and guilt-free! I've made 5 batches in the last few weeks, and everyone that tries them raves about how good they are. - 9/14/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is great. I substituted Splenda for the sugar and added some unsweetened applesauce. I broke up one of the muffins and toppped with fresh strawberries and fat free cool whip for a nice summer dessert! - 8/18/11

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  • wow! what an awesome recipe!!! the only thing i did different was i used all splenda instead of sugar and it was still soooo tasty! thanks so much for sharing!!! - 8/15/11

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  • Moist, yummy, and you can't tell they have zucchini in them. - 8/14/11

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  • Very good! Made mini muffins and just right for a chocolate fix! - 8/9/11

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  • I have made this three times so far this zucchini season! Wonderful! - 7/16/11

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    will try - 7/1/11

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  • Love this recipe - thank you! I make it without the chocolate chips because I never have them on hand (they'd be eaten). Love how there is more fiber and protein than fat. - 6/30/11

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  • These were super yummy! I made them into mini muffins. The recipe made 45, so that made each mini less than 30 calories! Thank you for sharing! - 2/4/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just perfect for a chocoholic - 11/25/10

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