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5 from 4 votes

Healthy Chocolate Muffins (with butternut squash)

These healthy chocolate muffins are naturally sweetened, have added butternut squash for an extra healthy punch of goodness, are gluten free, dairy-free and are so fluffy and delicious! Plus, they super easy to make and kid-approved!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free muffins, healthy chocolate muffins, hidden veggies, veggie-loaded muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 181kcal


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup  no-sugar added sunflower seed butter if nut-free isn't important, you can sub natural smooth peanut butter or almond butter
  • 3/4 cup butternut squash puree
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips* or to taste and optional


  • Preheat your oven to 350F and line a 12-hole muffin tin.
  • Combine all ingredients (expect chocolate chips, if using) in a large bowl. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Add chocolate chips (if using) and stir to mix them in.
  • Using a spoon or small measuring cup, portion out the batter between the 12 lined muffin tin holes.  Top with more chocolate chips, if desired
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean
  • Let cool for 20 minutes and enjoyLet cool for 20 minutes and enjoy
  • Let cool complete before storing in an air-tight container in your fridge or freezer


*chocolate chips often contain dairy, so if dairy-free is important to you, be sure to pick a dairy-free brand


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1032IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg