Chocolate & Zucchini Twist Muffins

Chocolate & Zucchini Twist Muffins

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Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Fusion

Zucchini is the surprise element in these chocolate muffins


  • Unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder 2 tbsps
  • Semisweet chocolate chips 170 gms
  • Zucchini, coarsely grated 1 cup
  • All purpose flour 1½ cups
  • Cinnamon powder ½ tsp
  • Baking soda ½ tsp
  • Baking powder ¼ tsp
  • Salt ¼ tsp
  • Sugar ¾ cup + 2 tbsps
  • Vegetable oil ½ cup
  • Large egg 1
  • Pure vanilla extract ½ tsp


  • Preheat the oven to 180º C. Line muffin moulds with paper cups.
  • Take flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Take sugar, oil, egg and vanilla extract in another mixing bowl and beat with an electric beater for 2-3 minutes or till thick and creamy.
  • Add the flour mixture and beat at low speed till just incorporated. Add zucchini and chocolate chips and mix gently.
  • Put the batter into the lined muffin cups, keep them in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or till their tops spring back when lightly pressed.
  • Take the muffin tray out of the oven and cool slightly, arrange them on a serving platter and serve warm.