Muffin Monday: Zucchini Chocolate Muffin with Sesame Seeds and Chocolate Chips

When An sent the email for this week's muffin recipe, I literally had to force myself to read through everything. As I have already mentioned last week, I am not fond of carrots.. and well, let me set things straight. I am not fond of a lot of vegetables. Shameful as it is, in my 25 years of existence, I have only learned to appreciate vegetables about 6 or so years ago.

So, just like last week's recipe, I decided to face this challenge head on... with a few modifications, of course. Heh.

I honestly can't remember the last time I ate a zucchini. I don't know how it tastes, really. But I knew for a fact (thanks, Google!) that it goes well with chocolate. Who can say no to chocolate goodness? Definitely not me. ;)


Look how festive it looks. I’m getting ready for Christmas, isn’t that obvious? ;)
Zucchini Chocolate Muffin with Sesame Seeds and Chocolate ChipsLoosely adapted from 1 Mix, 100 Muffins  
1 small zucchini, grated
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 egg
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 200C. Line muffin pan with baking cups.
In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Set aside. 

In another bowl, whisk together zucchini, sugar and wet ingredients. Carefully pour over dry ingredients. Whisk until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. 

Scoop batter into prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

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Recipe makes 4-6 muffins. 
I am glad to have made these muffins. Everything came together beautifully. The spices complemented the chocolate really well and the sesame seeds gave an unexpected crunch. 
I have to say that this goes to my list of holiday muffins. :)


  1. LOVE your adaptation! I wasn't a fan of these as savory muffins, but I bet chocolate would have made them a lot better. :)

  2. Zucchini and Chocolate are just perfect! Nice twist B!

  3. The Poet Herself: Nice to hear I'm not alone. Hee. Yes, the chocolates made them taste better, I think! :D

    Baker Street: Thanks, A! :)

  4. I too went the chocolate route with this week's recipe...the combination with zucchini was fantastic! Happy Muffin Monday :)

  5. YUM!!! Love that you made yours chocolate and added chocolate chips too! These look amazing.

  6. Oooooh, I LOVE your choice of spices! And totally agree with Google - zucchini and chocolate were just meant to be! Love your take on these!

  7. Kate: Thanks! :) chocolate makes everything better, I reckon. ;)

    Aimée: Thanks! Google knows everything, they say. :)

  8. Stay At Home Chef: Cheers to us! :)

    Happy Monday!

  9. Oh I love love your additions to the muffins! Chocolate and zucchini would be fantastic together:-) Take care, Terra

  10. Yeah, chocolate is a great way to make someone eat their veggies ;) Love your version, now have to make sweet version of zucchini muffins.

  11. oh these look so decadent...I must try the chocolate route too...I'm such a sucker for savory muffins though, that I took the cheese route:)

  12. Anonymous5/10/11 03:48

    Yum! Cocoa powder AND chocolate chips? I like how you think :)

  13. Terra/Caroline/Elena/ChefPandita: THANKS! :)

    Happy to be baking with you!