Fat Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

I addapted this recipe from a bread. I wanted muffins, not bread, so I switched somt stuff around for convenience.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine and beat egg whites, applesauce, sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir in Zucchini.
  4. Mix dry ingredients and add to wet mixture. Mix well.
  5. Line muffin tin with muffin/cup cake papers.
  6. Fill 2/3 the way up.
  7. Bake for 19 minutes.
Most Helpful

Wow. Just, wow. I don't generally resort to "low fat" baked goods because in my experience they turn out weird, but these were FABULOUS. As in, these will probably become my everyday-cupcake standby, fat free or not. You could tell they weren't normal cake--that there was some plant matter in there that you ordinarily wouldn't be finding--but the texture was straight up cakey and moist, not that funny, spongy, dry, stick-hopelessly-to-the-paper stuff a lot of low fat/low cal muffin/cupcake recipes give you.

My husband did think the zucchini flavor in there was funny, but that might have been because I only used the large side of the grater to shred them because I was in a hurry. I might try substituting pumpkin or carrots or banana for some or all of the zucchini to see if I can make them taste better for him, but I think they're great as is!

Changes I made were: reduced cinnamon by 1/2 a teaspoon and substituted half a cup of the white flour with whole wheat. In future attempt I might try a little nutmeg, too, possibly more cocoa and/or sugar, or chopped walnuts.

Ad Hoc Armadillo January 19, 2012

Thanks for the great recipe! I used Splenda in place of the sugar and 1/2 oat flour with 1/2 all purpose - turned out delicious, and wonderfully moist!

rdutton January 06, 2011

Thank u for this recipe!! I used 3/4 cup Eggbeaters for the whites, Splenda & added 1/3 cup mini choc chips. Hubby thought they were "not bad!" which was great since zucc bread isn't his favorite! I had a huge zucc given to me so I was excited to try this...glad it worked out!

LUVMY2BOYS October 04, 2009