Dark Chocolate Muffins with Coconut Milk and Zucchini


I have so much garden fresh zucchini this time of year that I needed to find more new recipe use it up.  I went off an old zucchini bread recipe,  added the coconut milk along with two kinds of dark chocolate to make these little babies.. They were Fabulous!!!  You could probably healthy these up even more, but I like them just the way they are.. Enjoy


1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup cacao powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon dark chocolate chips

1 cup-packed, shredded Zucchini (no need to peal)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

Optional-1 teaspoon culinary lavender flowers, finely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl: using a mixer-Cream together butter and sugar
  • With a rubber spatula, Fold in coconut milk, cacao powder, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and zucchini.
  • In a small mixing bowl: Sift together flour, baking powder and salt
  • Add Lavender (optional)  Then Slowly fold flour mixture to wet mixture with a rubber spatula till fully mixed.-Note: Batter to be quite thick.
  •  Using a rubber spatula, fill greased muffin tin  ¾ way to the top. Check at 20 mins.-pierce with a wooden toothpick.. if comes out clean you are good to go-leave muffins in tin for 10 mins , then remove muffins to wire rack to cool completely.
  •  OR to make a one pan brownie, spread batter out into a greased 8×8 baking sq. pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Note-these will be cake like, very soft and melt in your mouth Awesome!!

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About Carol
Everything about My Sage Gourmet is intended to nurture and support you to thrive in every sense of the word. From the Kitchen Coaching, and my artisan kitchen blends to Nutrition Consulting, and the Tone and Sculpt Yoga and weight loss programs, My Sage Gourmet is here to support you!

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