Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with Coconut Vanilla Icing

  • Author: Amber Romaniuk
  • Yield: 16 1x



For the Muffins:

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (Bobs 1-21 Flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 4 free range eggs
  • 1.5 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1.5 medium zucchinis shredded
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (to grease the muffin tin)

For the Icing:

  • 2 cups coconut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • ½ cup cold unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • ½ cup coconut icing sugar
  • 1 tsp activated charcoal powder (black icing)
  • 1 tsp blue majik + 1 tsp pitaya powder (for the purple icing)
  • 1 tsp Dunaliella Salina powder (for orange icing)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cacao powder, salt, vanilla powder, coconut sugar and mix well.
  4. Add eggs, pumpkin and olive oil and whisk well.
  5. Add the, zucchini and chocolate chips and mix well.
  6. Distribute mixture to muffin tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. In a large bowl with a mixer OR a high speed blender add coconut butter, vanilla and milk of choice and blend well until smooth and creamy.
  8. Add coconut icing sugar and mix well. Adjust to your taste.
  9. Divide the icing into four separate bowls one for each color of icing.
  10. Combine 1 tsp of powder of choice (depending on color desired) and mix well into the icing.
  11. Ice the top of your cupcakes with the colors of fall!
  12. Makes about 16 regular size muffins or 48 mini muffins.
  13. *Note if you use a mini muffin tin baking time is 30 minutes instead of 45.
  14. Enjoy!


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