Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread Muffins w/ Walnuts

Baking season has officially begun for me this year. Really, it’s baking season almost year round, but during the summer it gets a bit too hot to turn the oven on all the time. With my trips to the local farmers market in full swing and a ton of zucchini in my fridge, it was only time that I made some zucchini bread. However, this time there’s a twist! Dark chocolate zucchini bread muffins with walnuts! This recipe is also refined sugar free + gluten free, which means, you’re pretty much eating a salad.

Now if you don’t want to, the walnuts are optional, but if I don’t add walnuts I inevitably hear my mom telling me that whatever I made would’ve tasted better with nuts.. so I add nuts when I can. You can also opt for normal bread, rather than muffins just by changing the pan and upping the bake time for roughly 10-15 more mins.

The photography was a lot of fun to do as well + lucky for you, there are some new photos in the digital library for FREE! I honestly loved using the blue velvet backdrop and thought it worked perfectly for a spooky vibe. Don’t forget to Pin your favorite + the recipe so you can make these delicious dark chocolate zucchini bread muffins with walnuts.

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread Muffins With Walnuts Recipe


2 1/2 cups almond flour

2 tbsp dark cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs

2/3 maple syrup

1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

2 cups shredded zucchini 

1/4 cups crushed dark chocolate

1/4 cup crushed walnuts *optional

How to make:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Mix together wet ingredients in bowl: maple syrup, vanilla, eggs

3. Slowly add dry ingredients: salt, almond flour,  baking soda, shredded zucchini 

4. Mix all together, folding the dry ingredients in

5. Add the dark chocolate chips (or crushed pieces) + walnuts

6. For muffins: use olive oil spray to coat the muffin pan and add 1/4 cup of baking mix into each cup

7. Place in oven for 18-20mins. (depending on oven, I’d set timer for 15min and go from there). Check to see if they are ready by using a toothpick or fork and gently poking a hole inside. If it’s clean, they you’re good!

8. Take out of oven and place on cooling rack

9. Enjoy!

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