Moist Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins with Streusel Topping

Are you tired of the same boring zucchini bread? Make something better with these chocolate chip zucchini muffins.They are a tender chocolate chip muffin with cinnamon struesel topping. Plus, they don’t taste like vegetables! That’s why they are on our list of best zucchini recipes.

chocolate chip zucchini muffins in a muffin tin with a one muffin on a plaid towel.

We love baking with zucchini! We have made Cheesy Cornbread Zucchini MuffinsWhole Wheat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread, and Instant Pot Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread in the past. And I am so excited to share these chocolate chip zucchini muffins with struessel topping with you today!

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins with Struesel Topping

I love a good muffin. I love a muffin even more if it has a topping (like our favorite blueberry muffins with vanilla glaze). These tasty chocolate chip zucchini muffins have a cinnamon struessel topping that takes them from an ordinary muffin to an extraordinary muffin. Good luck just eating one. My kids consumed the entire batch in under 12 hours. 

Two chocolate chip zucchini muffins stacked on top of each other with zucchini in the background.

How to store zucchini muffins

Store zucchini muffins in an air-tight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Four zucchini muffins with streusel topping on a round piece of wood over colorful kitchen towel.

Can you freeze zucchini muffins?

Yes. Freeze them in a single layer on a cookie sheet for 3 hours. Then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. Defrost at room temperature and eat within 3 months.

How to make chocolate zucchini muffins?

If you want to make these into chocolate zucchini muffins, simply substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for the chocolate chips. If you want double chocolate zucchini muffins, add the 1/2 cup cocoa powder and leave the chocolate chips.

A collage photo of chocolate chip zucchini muffins next to fresh zucchini.

What to add to zucchini muffins?

This recipe shares how to add chocolate chips to zucchini muffins. You could also try mixing in toffee chips, dried cranberries. If you are looking for a savory add-in, try mixing in 1 cup of bacon bits. Or try this savory zucchini bacon cheese muffins recipe from Homemade Food Junkie.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffin with muffin cup partially pulled down.
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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins with Streusel Topping

Are you tired of the same boring zucchini bread? Make something better with these chocolate chip zucchini muffins.They are a tender chocolate chip muffin with a cinnamon struesel topping. Plus, they don't taste like vegetables!

Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip zucchini muffin recipe, chocolate chip zucchini muffins, zucchini muffin recipe, zucchini muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 326 kcal
Author Aileen Clark


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter chilled and cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with muffin cups and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together egg, oil, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and pour in the wet mixture.
  5. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop muffin batter into prepared muffin tin, filling each spot 3/4 full.
  8. Prepare struesel topping by mixing together light brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Mix in cubed butter with a fork until pea-sized balls are formed.
  9. Spoon streusel over filled muffin tins.
  10. Bake for 22-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

Muffins can be stored at room temperature up to 3 days. They can be frozen up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins with Streusel Topping
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 242mg11%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chocoalte Chip Zucchini Muffins are a great way to use up extra zucchini!

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