Healthy Moist Vegan Zucchini Muffins w/ Chocolate Chips (GF, V): this healthy zucchini muffins recipe is buttery, moist & fluffy! The best gluten free vegan zucchini muffins—egg free, easy & packed with chocolate! Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free.
- 2 cups gluten free oat flour – if using homemade oat flour, make sure it’s very finely ground (not coarse)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 ½ flax eggs (4 ½ teaspoons ground flaxseed and ¼ cup + 1 ½ teaspoons water, whisked together, set for 15 mins)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups grated zucchini
- ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1 tablespoon vegan chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place muffin liners into a standard, 12-muffin pan. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Whisk until just incorporated, making sure no flour patches remain.
- Thoroughly fold in zucchini, until zucchini is very well incorporated (about 1 min). The batter will be very, very thick—do not add additional liquids to thin out the batter. Fold in chocolate chips and optional walnuts.
- Using a large scoop, scoop and drop batter evenly into the muffin pan. I use this ice cream scoop to create beautiful domed tops. If not using a scoop, use a rubber spatula or spoon to smooth batter into an even layer with a domed top. To make fewer, high-domed top muffins, fill cups all the way with a slight mound on top; to make a larger quantity of medium-domed top muffins, fill cups ¾ of the way. Optionally, top with chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Bake for 24-32 minutes, depending on how many muffins are made. Mine took 28 minutes for 8 total tall-domed top muffins. It will bake on the lower end for 12 muffins. Insert a toothpick to check for doneness—once it comes out clean with just a few moist bits, it’s done.
- Allow muffins to cool in the muffin pan, placed on a cooling rack for about 30 minutes. Then lift muffins out of the pan, transferring directly onto the cooling rack. Allow to finish cooling for 30-60 minutes. Enjoy!
Adapted from my incredible Moist Vegan Gluten Free Zucchini Bread Recipe (GF).
Healthy & Delicious Vegan Gluten Free Muffins!
- Storage notes: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator, or in a cool, dark environment. Best the first day, okay through Day 3. Can keep for up to 5 days.
- To Freeze: Freeze immediately after cooling completely. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. Allow to thaw for about 30 minutes at room temperature before enjoying. Or, heat in the microwave in 15-second increments until just warm.
- For substitutes: see Substitution Notes in post.
- Nutrition Information: is an estimate based on the best-selling, most common brands per ingredient. Also, it’s estimated based on 12 servings per recipe, made without optional ingredients. 🙂
Recommended Tools for Healthy Moist Vegan Zucchini Muffins
- Box Grater: Here’s the exact grater I use to make my zucchini muffins. It’s the best!
- Non-stick Parchment Liners: These liners are fantastic. They don’t stick to the muffins, so they’re easy to peel off. 👌
- Muffin Pan: One of the most reliable muffin pans I’ve ever used.
- Ice Cream Scoop: My secret weapon when it comes to scooping muffins. It helps me control the batter and get perfectly domed tops.
- Vegan Chocolate Chips: One of my favorite brands of vegan chocolate chips. I love the way they melt!
- Maple Syrup: A major pantry staple for all of my vegan baking.
- Category: Breakfast
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 232
- Sugar: 15g
- Sodium: 55mg
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 29g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg