Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins

Aug 5, 2021

These dairy and gluten free zucchini muffins are so fluffy, delicious, and easy to throw together in a short amount of time. They are a great way to use up fresh zucchini from the garden and the perfect healthier treat for kids.

These muffins have a whole cup of zucchini hidden in them which makes them the perfect treat for kids (and adults too!). You will love the sweet taste of the chocolate chips and cinnamon in the batter, all while feeling less guilty about eating this vegetable filled treat.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins - Gluten and Dairy Free

These muffins are the perfect recipe to make ahead and freeze. Simply pull them out when you are ready to eat, pop in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and enjoy. They are a great make-ahead breakfast or the perfect easy school lunch idea for kids.

For another gluten and dairy free breakfast or packed lunch idea be sure to also check out these gluten and dairy free blueberry waffles (which also are stuffed full of fresh fruit)!

Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins

Tips for Success

* These muffins can be made either dairy-free or with dairy. Simply use regular milk and chocolate chips for a dairy version or almond milk (or any other dairy-free milk) and dairy free chocolate chips.

*You can choose to make ahead and freeze in a freezer safe plastic bag. Then pull out one at a time and defrost to eat right away. These also taste amazing fresh out of the oven when they are warm.

*For a fancier muffin use muffin liners of different colors. You are also able to spray the pan with cooking spray and omit the muffin liners.

*Be sure to squeeze the excess liquid out of the zucchini before folding into the batter. If you skip this step your muffins will turn out much too wet and will not seem cooked through. 

Dairy and Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins

Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins

by | Aug 5, 2021 | Recipes | 8 comments

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

25 minutes


12 muffins


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or other dairy-free milk of choice)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend (we used King Arthur brand)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside. 
    3. Beat the egg, almond milk, lemon juice, vanilla extract and vegetable oil together by hand and set aside.
    4. In a seperate bowl stir together the gluten free flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
    5. Slowy add to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. 
    6. Wrap shredded zucchini in a cheese cloth and squeeze out the excess liquid. Slowly fold the zucchini into the batter.
    7. Fold in the dairy free chocolate chips. 
    8. Fill muffin tins about 1/2 – 3/4 of the way full .
    9. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. 


    Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins


    Hi, I'm Rachael. I am a kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom of two sweet girls.
    1. Phuong

      Thank you for this recipe, I have so much zucchini to use right now!

      • Rachael

        Yes! We have a whole garden full as well! Great way to use it up!

    2. Ashok

      Oh this is excellent. Bookmarked–I have a few gluten free chefs in my life who will love this recipe.

      • Rachael

        Thanks so much. I hope they enjoy it as much as we did!

      • Lori Walker

        Very helpful post….I’ll definitely try this. Thanks for the recipe. The muffins looks so delicious and healthy.

        • Rachael

          Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy them!

    3. Leena

      These muffins look delicious!! And I love how you implemented Zucchini and you can’t even tell, brilliant. Definitely going to try out this recipe

      • Rachael

        Yes, perfect for hiding those veggies! Thanks so much!


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