Chocolate Zucchini protein Muffins

The easiest paleo gluten free high protein muffins 

Hey You! 

Some things are just too good to share. Especially when that something involves chocolate peanut butter deliciousness!

These muffins made their debut in Week 3 of the Zest Nutrition Bootcamp and we couldn't resist sharing them with all of you!

Not only do these muffins hit that chocolate-spot, they're also super easy to make and a perfect travel snack for p.m. pick-me-up. They're naturally gluten free, filled with whole, nourishing ingredients and even offer a serving of veggies! Last but definitely not least, they're also a perfect balance of protein and complex carb, making them fantastic fuel before or after your workouts. 

I dare you to eat just one ;)

With Love & Zest,


The easiest, protein packed muffins, paleo and gluten free 

Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins 


  • 1 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips + extra for toppings
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 10 muffin liners. (You’re only making 10 muffins, so leave two liners out.)
  2. In a large bowl add zucchini, banana, peanut butter, honey, eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  3. Next, stir together the dry ingredients, then add to the wet ingredients. The last step is to stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Divide batter evenly between 10 muffin cups. Top with extra dark chocolate chips. Bake for 22-27 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 
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