Chocolate Pudding Zucchini Muffins

These really should be called cupcakes.  Without the whole wheat flour and zucchini, I’m not sure that they have any redeeming qualities… except that they taste awesome.  That counts for something, right?!

All I know is that my 3 year old son asked sweetly “Mom, when you can fix these again?” after his first bite, and my 6 year old drama queen was all “Oh my gosh!  These have zucchini in them?!  No way!”  The almost-2 year old has eaten 57 since I made them 3 days ago…


Chocolate Pudding Zucchini Muffins

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 c. cooking oil
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 large package chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 c. grated zucchini
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp.  baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 cups flour (I use whole wheat pastry flour.)
  • 1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
  1. Beat eggs, oil, sugar, pudding mix, vanilla and zucchini together.
  2. Blend dry ingredients and add to zucchini mixture; mix well.
  3. Scoop into greased muffin tins.
  4. Bake 17-20 minutes at 350°.

** Makes 2 1/2 dozen muffins.  I made 2 dozen regular plus 1 dozen mini muffins.

** You could also grease two loaf pans and bake 1 hour at 350° for Chocolate Pudding Zucchini Bread.

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  1. Sounds delicious! We will give a try.

  2. Yum — these sound great. Maybe I’ll have to try them out sometime, especially with lots of zucchini in the garden (and a ton at the Farmers Market, if I really needed more).

  3. How fabulous do those look?!

  4. Oh my. We love zucchini bread. We’ve never had it with chocolate pudding, though. This might be a very bad thing. We have a lot of zucchini this summer. Oh my.


  5. These look great! I will have lots of zucchini out of my garden and will need the recipes!!

  6. I think zucchini is more than enough to redeem any dish. The chocolate pudding must make this muffin incredibly moist. Using veggies & fruits are one of the things I try to do with all of my baked goods…just adds a little healthy kick without taking away from the taste.

  7. Oh girl, these sound SO good!!

  8. If I get any free zucchini I know what I am going to do with it! Plus my friend just gave us 10 boxes of extra pudding and we aren’t big on eating pudding alone-yum!

  9. wow, sound yummy!

  10. I have several zucchinis that I got at Aldis last go round. I’m definitely going to have to try this one.

  11. Those sound awesome! I have tons of fresh zucchini I need to use…thanks for the idea!

  12. Wow, those look delicious! I have two HUGE zucchinis I need to figure out something to do with tomorrow. 🙂

  13. These really look delicious. Choclate for flavor and zucchini to keep them moist. Love it!

  14. Linked to this on my weekly roundup here.

    Oh, there was a bit of something in the Faith & Family Live this month that made me think of you – I’ll shoot you an e-mail.

  15. Thanks so much for linking up to Momtrends’ Friday Feasts. Hope to see you again next week!

  16. Carole Lepore says:

    I want to make these for my grandson who will not eat veggies but loves chocolate. They don’t have large boxes here so could I use 2 small. Also about how many from the recipe will I get.
    Thanks in advance.

  17. These are FANTASTIC! I made mine on the large side, to serve as breakfast-on-the-go. Definitely a great way to use some of the zucchini that is threatening to take over my garden/house. Thanks for sharing this!

  18. Desiree says:

    Hi! I jumped over from Organizing Junkie. Thanks for the recipe! I’m wondering, do you by any chance have the nutritional information on these muffins?

  19. I wanted to let you know that I picked this recipe for my Gem of the Week for my “Share my Recipe Sunday”!!!
    I also linked to your other zucchini page that has all those links for more recipes. I hope that was ok.

  20. i just tried these muffins…They are AWESOME.

  21. I made these today and the kids gobbled them up! Thanks for a great recipe!

  22. These look heavenly and I will definitely be trying them! Our zucchini plant is growing like crazy this year and I just picked my first 2 zucchini this morning. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  23. I just used this recipe…I did sub a box of cook & serve vanilla pudding because I didn’t have chocolate, but they turned out great! Thanks.

  24. These are really good! I definitely will be making this recipe again. Maybe I’ll try the pp’s idea of vanilla pudding next time.

  25. Made these tonight. Realized I didn’t have chocolate pudding so used vanilla instead and dropped the cinnamon out. They were amazing. So glad to have found the recipe over on Food Buzz!

  26. Carrie C. says:

    I added some chocolate chips to make these more desserty, since I’m using them for a birthday party. Absolutely delicious! I never would have thought of this. Thanks!

  27. Sounds delish! Do you mean 1 tsp. “baking” soda? TIA!

  28. Can you freeze these?


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