Home » Blogs » Mini Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
By keiki

Mini Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Nothing beats the smell of a freshly baked batch of muffins! These mini chocolate zucchini muffins look like chocolate, smell like chocolate and taste like chocolate. So much so, you’d have no idea they also contain a whole zucchini. The addition of zucchini makes the mixture extra moist, and adds additional vitamins and potassium. This recipe also uses wholemeal self raising flour increasing their fibre content.

This recipe makes 24 mini muffins, which will keep for up to 3 days.  They are a great recipe to freeze individually for easy snacks or to pop into your lunchbox.

This mini chocolate zucchini muffin recipe is simple to follow and is a great one to get your children involved in cooking. You can introduce concepts such as measuring and weighing, and let your child take charge of the pouring and mixing!

Mini Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

A tasty snack developed by Keiki Early Learning in collaboration with Nutritious Kids:


  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 3/4 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 200ml milk (use your preferred milk choice)
  • 2 eggs (the eggs can be substituted for apple sauce)
  • 80g butter, softened
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 35g cocoa



  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Prepare a 24-hole mini-muffin tin with cases.
  3. Squeeze the excess water out of the zucchini.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar and cocoa.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the milk, eggs and butter.
  6. Stir the flour mix into the wet ingredients, then stir through the zucchini.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes until the muffins are springy to touch. Allow to cool before serving.

Keiki Early Learning

At Keiki Early Learning our experienced cooks offer delicious and nutritionally balanced 3-week rotating menus. We cater to all dietary, cultural and medical needs and all of our rooms follow dietary and food allergy requirements, so no child is left unhappy or at risk.

We also provide progressive mealtimes with a relaxed atmosphere where children have the opportunity to choose when they would like to eat their meals. Visit our Food and Nutrition page for more information.