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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This Chocolate Zucchini Bread is moist, fluffy, and made with double the chocolate and flecks of fresh zucchini! Simple baking ingredients make this an easy quick bread for last-minute chocolate cravings!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 216kcal


  • 8 tablespoons butter melted
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick baking spray. For easy removal from the pan, line with parchment paper as well.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the melted butter and sugar and whisk until combined.
    8 tablespoons butter, ¾ cup white sugar
  • Then add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix well.
    ¼ cup milk, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon and stir to combine.
    1 ¼ cups all purpose flour, ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until they are just barely incorporated. Be careful not to over-mix or the bread will be too dense.
  • Next, add the shredded zucchini and chocolate chips and gently stir into the batter.
    1 cup shredded zucchini, ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, ,or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then remove it and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.


Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.
Use salted or unsalted butter. If using unsalted, add a pinch of salt.
Substitute brown sugar instead of white sugar.
Use milk or choice or non-dairy milk such as almond milk, oat milk or soy milk.
Make sure to measure the flour carefully using the spoon and level method.
Use dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate.
Add chopped walnuts or pecans if desired.
Add ½ cup of raisins if desired.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg