Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Muffins

 Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Muffins

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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: 19.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Muffins calories by ingredient


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 subsitute of your choice
    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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Very Good
    10 of 10 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!
    9 of 9 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
    8 of 8 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!
    8 of 9 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!
    7 of 7 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
    3 of 3 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
    3 of 3 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!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made the muffins...were rich, dense, super moist, chocolatey deliciousness. Everyone went nuts over them! I used honey instead of Splenda (SO bad for you!), I used the dark cocoa powder, & 1/2 c milk chocolate chips instead; 202cal, 3.3g fat, 3.17 chol, 42.2 carbs, 3 g fiber 4.4 g protein ea. - 5/15/16


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    Incredible!
    2 of 3 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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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 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
    2 of 3 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
    2 of 2 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
    2 of 2 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!
    2 of 3 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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    2 of 2 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!
    2 of 2 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!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thses muffins are excellent. I will definitely make them again. - 8/21/10


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    what did you use as a sugar substitute? - 1/4/18


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these, but used oat flour because I didn't have whole wheat on hand. LOVED them! - 4/28/16


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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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    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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    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
    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!
    YUM! - 6/17/21


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    Looks good - 4/28/21


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    I like the fact that I can choose my own sweetener! - 4/27/21


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    Bad
    Zucchini? NOT. - 4/27/21


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    Why does this recipe use only egg whites? The yolks provide many important nutrients that are not found in the whites. The yolks do provide some fat---and we need fat in our diets. The idea that egg yolks are not good for us is very out-dated.
    - 4/27/21


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    Very Good
    I have made these and we loved them - 4/27/21


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    Incredible!
    Looks delicious - can't wait to make this! - 4/27/21


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    trying for my road trip - 3/9/21


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    yuk - 3/1/21


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    Photo looks like brownies - 2/9/21


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    :) - 10/30/20


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    Incredible!
    Perfect for me!!! Didn’t use the chocolate chips because I’ve lost 70 pounds and at my goal. Used coconut sugar as my sugar sub. Delish!!!! - 9/12/20


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    Thanks - 6/18/20


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    I used 2 eggs instead of 4 egg whites, normal yogurt and brown sugar....and they were yummy. - 4/28/20


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    looks good - 4/28/20


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    O.K.
    My son did not like these... The taste is "not chocolatey enough" - 4/27/20


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    Oh so chocolatey with yummy goodness, - 4/27/20


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    This one's a keeper!! - 4/27/20


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    Very Good
    Ok - 4/27/20


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    I would leave out the chocolate chips and put in walnuts instead. - 4/27/20


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    I may need to make these - 4/27/20


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    Incredible!
    Made this a couple of times. We all need more veggies - 4/27/20


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    Incredible!
    love these . very good .
    - 4/27/20


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    Sounds good - 4/27/20


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    So delicious!!! - 4/5/20


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    Very Good
    Family loved these! - 2/15/20


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    Very good. Sometimes I will add pecans or walnuts to it. - 2/12/20


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    great texture and taste - 1/16/20


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    Incredible!
    This is a great dessert alternative when craving something chocolate - 11/20/19


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    Incredible!
    YUM - 10/17/19


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    Good recipe! - 8/7/19


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    yum - 7/17/19


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    Incredible!
    I just made these and they are fantastic! I used Monk Fruit Sugar Blend and added some ground espresso. They made 14 large muffins. Zapping them in microwave with a cup of coffee is pure heaven!! - 7/14/19


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    Incredible!
    I made it today with my kids. I used 4 sachets of stevia and I used whole eggs instead of egg whites which definitely will increase the calories. We are absolutely in love with this recipe. - 6/19/19


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    These look delicicous. I haven't tried making brownies with zuchinni before. - 5/27/19


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    Very Good
    Great! - 5/26/19


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    So yummy! - 4/30/19


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    Looks good. - 4/27/19


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    Yumm - 4/27/19


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    O.K.
    No matter what - 4/27/19


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    Incredible!
    WONDERFUL!!! - 4/27/19


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    think i'll try the loaf - 4/27/19


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    thanks - 4/27/19


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    I have parchment paper muffin liners. They are wonderful. Nothing sticks to them. These muffins were wonderful. Satisfied my craving for something sweet and chocolatey. - 4/27/19


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    Good
    I left out the chips
    But still good.
    - 4/27/19


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    Very Good
    - 2/20/19


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    Ugh, artificial sweeteners - 1/27/19


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    Great idea - 1/11/19


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    Incredible!
    very good when need to treat sweet tooth - 11/13/18


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    Very Good
    tasty - 11/13/18


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    Sounds yummy! - 10/29/18


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    Incredible!
    Yummy. I made 36 mini muffins (3 equal 1 large) which makes me feel like I'm eating more then I need LOL - 9/11/18


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    Yum, hard to beat these! - 9/4/18


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    Incredible!
    I loved the chocolate taste! Very good recipe! - 8/5/18


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    Yummmm - 7/31/18


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    Bad
    I followed recipes measurements and directions. I used honey as sugar alternative. The muffins were awful. Despite cooking them far longer than 20 min., they were mushy on the inside. Maybe my "2 zucchini" were larger than intended. Recipe made 24 muffins. - 7/29/18


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    nice - 7/26/18


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 6/12/18


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    Very Good
    I made the recipe before as ell. Like before I reduced the sugar and used regular sugar and I used eggs. Unlike before I used tossed in some protein powder with water and used applesauce instead of the yogurt for a more cake like texture. The recipe held up beautifully. Thanks again. - 6/10/18


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    Incredible!
    Very good and I even forgot the chocolate chips! I made muffins and got 14 of them. I have been using the silicone muffin pans and like them as things don't stick. I do spray them however with my misto spray. These turned out bigger then most recipes that I have tried. Thank you. - 5/18/18


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    A delicious way to to get in more veggies and fiber. Thanks - 5/8/18


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    I should try this. - 5/5/18


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    Incredible!
    Just YUM!!! I use a coconut/almond/tapioca starch blend for the flour. - 5/2/18


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    Great summer time recipe! - 5/1/18


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    Very Good
    YEP, ONLY ME BUT FREEZING SOME TO SEE HOW THEY DO. - 4/30/18


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    sounds good - 4/27/18


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    Yummy! - 4/27/18


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    Incredible!
    This is a great treat!! - 4/27/18


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    awesome - 4/27/18


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    Incredible!
    I love making this chocolate zucchini bread! Yummy - 4/27/18


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    I'm a little disappointed that a lot of recipes on this site call for sugar substitutes, which are basically chemicals. - 4/27/18


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    Incredible!
    yum. - 4/27/18


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    Good
    good. - 4/27/18


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    Very Good
    Very tasty! - 4/27/18


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    Yum - 4/27/18


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    Incredible!
    Great recipe. I cut the cinnamon as we dont like it with chocolate. - 4/27/18