Double Down Chocolate Power Muffins

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on September 13, 2011

What’s better than double chocolate, melt-in-your-mouth muffins?

Healthy, grain-free, dairy-free, double chocolate, melt-in-your-mouth muffins with 110 calories, under 7 grams of fat, over 2 grams of protein, and (get this) 8 grams of sugar!

Try saying that 3 times.

Hard, isn’t it.

You know what’s not hard?

Eating 3 of these in one sitting.

Not like I did that or anything…

Hey, they’re packed with health… and I had to make sure they were blog quality!

When Christi from Love from the Oven asked me to help her come up with a healthy chocolate chip muffin recipe that was kid-friendly and packed with zucchini, I took her up on the challenge. 3 tries later, and a freezer full of retakes Kevin’s snack for the next 3 weeks, I finally felt confident that my muffins were ready for the masses.

Head on over to Love from the Oven to check out the recipe!

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over

I LOVE using zucchini in baked goods! Sneaky veggies ;)

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Lisa ♥ Healthful Sense

Just checked out the recipe!! Looks like a perfect treat and fun to make with the kids!!

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Holly @ The Runny Egg

Those muffins are adorable — and I love your photos with them — makes me want to go buy some school supplies.

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks, Holly! Those supplies are SO old. I couldn’t believe I still had them!

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Kris | iheartwellness.com

Holy Cow!!!! You’re a genius!! I love all your sweets….swoon.

xxoo

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Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan

Cute! I’m curious how these could be grain free…ill have to go check out the link

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Shannon

These look great! Cant wait to make them! :)

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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather

Chocolate and zucchini – yes! What a fun shoot too. All the kid supplies are too cute!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

She’s in my Reader and I just saw that post come up.

I’m off to her site…

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

I NEVER crave chocolate, but for some reason lately, I have been. I’m definitely making these! Thank you for sharing!

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Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

dessert for breakfast… what could be better. Every so often you get that sweet tooth in the morning and these look perfect for times like these.
Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

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Peggy

Oh yum! Definitely didn’t realize they had zucchini in them – but all the better =)

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leslie

Would it be ok for me to eat them all? I mean they are totally healthy!

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JT

Made these…they.are.ridiculously-good!!!!! OH EM GEE!!! These are the best muffins I have ever made, thanks for the recipe, it is archived :) :)

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Anja @ AnjasFood4Thought

I am salivating. Nothing better than chocolate muffins. Too bad, that coconut flour is not available in Dubai (yet). With what can I substitute it? Any ideas? Something GF-free if possible?

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Amy-Nutrition by Nature

I just read about these on your guest post for love from the oven. I am so excited to give these a try!! Thanks and hoping they worl on my picky eaters!

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Susan

Hi….I am really wanting to try these but I want to double check the ingredients. Only 1/4 cup flour for 12 muffins?

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Yes, only 1/4 cup! Coconut flour is weird that way. Enjoy :)

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LyneLM

OMG, these muffins are absolutely insane! What a treat! I just prepared a batch, I have let them cooled down a bit and I shared one with my son (well, it’s just before lunch, so…)… let me tell you, I will have to ensure control over these jewels. Thank you so much!

P.S. Leanne: I also thought 1/4 cup of flour was not much, but the muffins turned out just fine. In your reply to Susan, you indicated the measurement as 1/2 cup; is it 1/4 cup of 1/2 cup?

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

I’m so happy you like them! It should be 1/4 cup, sorry about the confusion.

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Tamie cox

Is there a good substitute for coconut flour? allergic to coconut

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Tamie – best to opt for one of my muffin recipes that doesn’t have coconut flour as it’s very hard to substitute.

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Rebeca

What can I replace the zucchini with? shredded apple? carrot?

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Rebeca – I’m sure you could use shredded apple, that may be nice!

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Ezie

where’s the recpie and chocolate is not entierly healthy :)

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Ezie – you have to click the link to get to the recipe. I used raw cacao powder for this recipe, so it is very healthy!

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