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Healthy Chocolate Mini Muffins (with fruit and veggies!)

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 30 mini muffins 1x
  • Category: muffins
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


A yummy bite-sized chocolate snack with some sneaky healthy ingredients! These easy vegan gluten-free muffins are filled with fruit, veggies, and protein, but all you’ll taste is chocolate!


  • 1/2 ripe avocado (~75g)
  • 1 ripe banana (~100g)
  • 1/2 (~120g) medium zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 1 handful (~25g) spinach 
  • 3/4 cup (180g) almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (85g) Organic SunButter
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal + 6 tbsp warm water)*
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (124g) gluten-free flour**
  • 1/4 cup (30g) protein powder (or more flour)
  • 1/2 cup (80g) coconut sugar
  • 2/3 cup (55g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (90g) mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°, and grease a 24-count mini muffin pan.
  2. Prepare the flax eggs and set aside to gel.
  3. Bend the avocado, banana, zucchini, spinach, milk, SunButter, flax eggs, and vanilla.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, protein powder, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry, and mix to form a thick batter.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop the batter into the muffin pan, filling each cavity almost to the top. Shake or tap the pan to even/smooth. Add a few more chocolate chips on top if desired.
  8. Bake for 16-18 minutes at 350°. 
  9. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes, then gently remove and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat the baking process with any remaining batter.
  10. Keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week, or freeze for longer storage.


*You can also use real eggs if not vegan, tested with great results.

**Or regular all purpose flour if not gluten-free.

Keywords: gluten free, snack, healthy, kids, zucchini, banana, avocado, baking, dairy free, chocolate chip