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These healthy chocolate muffins are a decadent breakfast option that happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Full of rich chocolate flavor and perfectly moist, these muffins are the perfect quick breakfast for busy mornings. #chocolatemuffins #dairyfree #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #sugarfree #breakfast #brunch

Healthy Chocolate Muffins

These healthy chocolate muffins are gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free. Using honey as a sweetener and utilizing applesauce and zucchini for moisture, you would never guess that these decadent chocolate muffins hold so much goodness.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • cups Oat Flour
  • cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • cup Honey
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 cup Shredded Zucchini
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • ¾ cup Vegan Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350˚ and line a muffin tin with liners.
  • Whisk the oat flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together in a small bowl.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine the olive oil, honey, vanilla, almond milk, and applesauce. Add the oat flour mixture to the liquid ingredients.
  • Mix in the zucchini and ½ cup of the chocolate chips. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top of the muffins.
  • Bake the muffins for 20-23 minutes or a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean and the muffins will spring back upon a light tap to the top.
  • The muffins will keep at room temperature for 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.


This recipe is adapted from Ambitious Kitchen's Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Keyword Allergy Friendly, Applesauce, Dairy Free, Gluten-free, Healthy, Muffins, Refined Sugar Free, Zucchini