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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins from the Love + Lemons Cookbook
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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins from the Love & Lemons Cookbook + A Giveaway!

These vegan double chocolate zucchini muffins are light, fluffy, and packed with cacao powder and chocolate chips. They make a perfect sweet snack or breakfast treat and come together in a pinch.
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Jeanini Donofrio | Love & Lemons Cookbook


  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) water
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup (250 mL) almond milk, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (500 mL) spelt flour or a mix of white and wheat
  • ½ cup (75 mL) cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon (2 mL) sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2 mL) cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 mL) nutmeg
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) coconut oil, melted
  • cup (150 mL) maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (125 mL) semisweet chocolate chips
  • cups (300 mL) finely shredded unpeeled zucchini


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine the ground flaxseed and water and set aside to thicken. Stir the lemon juice into the almond milk and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flaxseed mixture, almond milk/lemon juice mixture, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips and then the zucchini.
  • Evenly divide the batter into the muffin cups, filling each about three-quarters full, and bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and place on a wire rack to finish cooling.


Reprinted from The Love & Lemons Cookbook by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews