Streusel Topped Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Extra moist with a crackly top and packed full of zucchini, these streusel topped chocolate zucchini muffins are the most delicious way to eat your veggies! 

Streusel Topped Chocolate Zucchini Muffins: extra moist with a crackly topping and packed full of zucchini, these muffins are the most delicious way to eat your veggies! Freezer friendly and perfect to share! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

It’s the end of summer.  Your zucchini is piling up.  It just keeps coming in your CSA box, or growing to epic sizes in your garden.  You’re sick of eating for dinner.  What on earth are you supposed to do with all that excess zucchini?

Streusel topped chocolate zucchini muffins, that’s what.  Pretty much the best way to eat your veggies, amirite?  I mean, just LOOK at that huge pile of zucchini in there. ↓↓↓  Chocolate schmocolate.  This is basically a health food! 😉

Streusel Topped Chocolate Zucchini Muffins: extra moist with a crackly topping and packed full of zucchini, these muffins are the most delicious way to eat your veggies! Freezer friendly and perfect to share! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

(My husband and 2 year old both totally agree that this is the best way to eat zucchini.  I made a grilled salmon salad with grilled zucchini and squash for dinner last night — neither were particular fond of the zucchini.  But both will happily eat one of these chocolate zucchini muffins.  Go figure.)

Streusel Topped Chocolate Zucchini Muffins: extra moist with a crackly topping and packed full of zucchini, these muffins are the most delicious way to eat your veggies! Freezer friendly and perfect to share! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

If you’re NOT tired of zucchini for dinner, allow me to suggest the following delicious options: this beautiful spiral vegetable tart, the most popular recipe on Bunsen Burner Bakery.  Or maybe a tomato and zucchini galette? How about this easy, spicy, one skillet Mexican zucchini?

No? Not into more zucchini for dinner?  Then read on for extra moist, extra chocolately muffins… with a big heaping pile of zucchini.

Streusel Topped Chocolate Zucchini Muffins: extra moist with a crackly topping and packed full of zucchini, these muffins are the most delicious way to eat your veggies! Freezer friendly and perfect to share! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

This recipe is actually a slight update on my chocolate zucchini bread recipe from 3 years ago.  I bring a lot of what I bake into work with me, and muffins are so much easier than bread.  (No cutting! No wrapping a loaf in foil!  Toss in a bag and walk out the door!).

Streusel Topped Chocolate Zucchini Muffins: extra moist with a crackly topping and packed full of zucchini, these muffins are the most delicious way to eat your veggies! Freezer friendly and perfect to share! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

There are a million zucchini bread and muffin recipes out there?  What makes this the one you want to try?  Well first off, it’s basically a double chocolate zucchini muffin: chocolate muffin + chocolate chips.  And then it’s covered in a cinnamony, sugary, crispy, crunchy streusel.

Do you like streusel?  Of course you do.  (Unless you don’t like cinnamon or sugar, in which case.. you probably don’t want chocolate zucchini muffins anyway.)

It’s also a one bowl, whisk by hand type muffin.  Easy peasy.  10 minutes, from getting ingredients out to in the oven.  And who doesn’t like fast, easy, and minimal dishes?

Streusel Topped Chocolate Zucchini Muffins: extra moist with a crackly topping and packed full of zucchini, these muffins are the most delicious way to eat your veggies! Freezer friendly and perfect to share! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

The zucchini keeps these muffins extra moist, and the crackly streusel topping is the perfect contrast.  It’s just so good!  And even better, these freeze well.  So use your giant zucchini stash to make a double batch and toss some in the freezer for later.

Or bring them into work and share with your coworkers.  I assure you from personal experience, your coworkers will be very happy.

Streusel Topped Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Extra moist with a crackly top and packed full of zucchini, these streusel topped chocolate zucchini muffins are the most delicious way to eat your veggies!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup plus 1.5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 1.5 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 packed cups grated zucchini, dried well
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 °F.  Grease a 12-well muffin tin or line with muffin liners.
  2. Using a whisk, stir together 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, oil, and eggs until well combined.  Add the yogurt and vanilla, stirring until combined.
  3. Add the flour, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips and zucchini.
  4. Divide the batter equally among the 12 wells of the muffin tin.  Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar topping over the batter.
  5. Bake at 425 ° for 5 minutes.  Keep the muffins in the oven and reduce the temperature to 350 °F.  Bake for an additional 14-16 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

To freeze muffins, place fully cooled muffins in a plastic freezer bag and store for up to 3 months.  To thaw, remove muffins from freezer and store at room temperature.

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Streusel Topped Chocolate Zucchini Muffins: extra moist with a crackly topping and packed full of zucchini, these muffins are the most delicious way to eat your veggies! Freezer friendly and perfect to share! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}