Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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This easy Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe is moist, chocolaty, and will remind you of your favorite chocolate cake. You will never know it is made with a vegetable! 

Chocolate Zucchini Bread that tastes like chocolate cake! This is the BEST zucchini bread recipe!

Tis the season for lots and lots of ZUCCHINI! This is my favorite time of year because I LOVE zucchini, it is one of my favorite vegetables. I love zoodles, eating zucchini in salads, grilling it, and baking with zucchini. You can find my favorite zucchini recipes here.

I recently made the most epic Chocolate Zucchini Bread and it’s definitely going on the favorite list. It is the BEST! It will remind you of my Chocolate Banana Bread…if you’ve made it, you know it is AMAZING. This version is made with zucchini and it is just as good!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread-this easy quick bread is a summer favorite!

I don’t know who invented baking with zucchini, but they deserve a medal. If I could meet them, I would give them a giant hug. Zucchini in baked goods is genius! Baking with zucchini is probably my favorite way to enjoy zucchini because you all know I have a major sweet tooth. BUT you don’t have to feel guilty about eating a sweet treat when zucchini is involved because you are eating a vegetable!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Recipe

I love sneaking zucchini into all of my baked goods, especially during the summer months when it is exploding in the garden and on everyone’s front porch:)

This Chocolate Zucchini Bread is guaranteed to be your new favorite zucchini recipe. You will be begging your neighbors for more zucchini so you can make multiple loaves of this bread. It is crazy good!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is great for breakfast or dessert!

So what makes this Chocolate Zucchini Bread so good?

  • It is made with cocoa powder AND chocolate chips. Double the chocolate, double the fun! There are chocolate chips in the bread and on top!
  • The bread is super moist. I use eggs, melted butter, oil, and zucchini. All of the ingredients come together to create a flavorful and moist bread.
  • The zucchini bread is easy to make. You don’t need a mixer and can have it in the oven in no time.
  • Your house will smell amazing while it is baking.
  • This easy chocolate zucchini bread will remind you of your favorite chocolate cake. Don’t be afraid to eat a slice with ice cream. You can thank me later for that tip:)

You are going to fall in love with this Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread! Even if you think you don’t like zucchini, make this bread. It will change your mind. Zucchini has never tasted so good!

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This easy chocolate zucchini bread will remind you of your favorite chocolate cake!
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  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the eggs, melted butter, oil, vanilla extract, and brown sugar. Stir until smooth. You might have a few small brown sugar clumps and that is fine.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, don’t overmix. Stir in the shredded zucchini until just combined. Stir in ¾ cup of the chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips over the top of the bread. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out mostly clean, you might have some melted chocolate chips on the toothpick and that is fine. You just don’t want a lot of gooey batter.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the bread and carefully remove from the pan. Let the bread cool on the wire cooling rack until slightly warm. Cut into slices and serve.
  • Note-if you use coconut oil, make sure it is melted and slightly cooled. The bread will keep on the counter, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 4 days. This bread also freezes well. To freeze, cool the bread completely and wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost before slicing.


Calories: 305kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 207mg, Potassium: 247mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Vitamin C: 2.8mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 2.5mg
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  1. It was a hit with everyone I shared it with. I ended up posting it online for everyone else to make and others did and thanked me for sharing recipe.

  2. This is so yummy. I used no oil, instead I used 1 smashed banana. I also used just half a cup of brown sugar. It came out great. It will b in rotation for sure.

  3. 5 stars
    Wow. I normally dont leave comments but this chocolate loaf is DELICIOUS.
    So moist and perfect level of sweetness.

    I made it 3 times now!! Gonna make it the fourth time!!

  4. 5 stars
    So yummy!! It tastes like a brownie! All four of my kids loved it, and they don’t even like zucchini. Definitely going to make this again!

  5. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to make. Has anyone baked this in the little 4×6″ pans? Would like to make several small ones to share w/friends, but not sure how long to bake. Thanks for any thoughts.

  6. I only have one problem with this recipe, there is no baking powder in the above recipe so I just made 3 loaves of flat bread. What a bummer union

  7. 5 stars
    Holy cow, this is amazing! My kids love it, my coworkers love it, I love it! It is like a dessert and would be absolutely amazing with a scoop of ice cream. Definitely making this again.

  8. 5 stars
    If I could give it a 10 it certain is the best choc brownie style bread . 3 boys who loved it . And I used my Peter Pan squash

  9. 4 stars
    Turned out awesome! My daughter and husband love it! Would love a version with a bit less sugar, but it is oh so good and moist.

  10. I love this recipe and it turned out so moist. I made two small loaves yesterday and today I decided to make two more as I had one more zucchini left.❤️ I recommend grating the zucchini fine as it I’ve found that it made the zucchini disappear while baking. I will be making this whenever I have zucchini or want some chocolate cake.

  11. 5 stars
    Super easy. Super good. I use unsweetened applesauce in place of oil and a bit less sugar. Still divine! I’m on the third batch. It keeps disappearing and I want some for the freezer. This one is a keeper.

  12. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I forgot how much zucchini shrinks when it’s been frozen. I’m making mini loaves and thought I had enough to make 24 mini loaves. Nope! So, I’m thinking of using banana or strawberries instead. Your thoughts?

  13. 5 stars
    Maria… I made this today … followed recipe as written… IT IS THE BEST!! I baked in those small loaf pans aluminum .. bought in the grocery about 8 inches not the tiny ones.. doubled the recipe and baked for 35 min. made 3 loaves.!! So moist and so chocolate yumminess!!❤️
    Thank you and I know people are gonna be asking for this recipe!!

  14. 5 stars
    I have been making this bread every week for months as a daily snack!
    I replaced regular flour with almond flour ( I am gluten free) and it is a smash hit! I then add salt flakes with the chocolate chips on top for extra wow! So DELICIOUS!

  15. 5 stars
    Delicious! Simple recipe that makes a moist, chocolaty bread-not too sweet. I used special dark cocoa powder and love it. Served it at a party as a dessert and got lots of compliments on how good it is. Will definitely make this again.

  16. 5 stars
    This was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever made. I’m not even a huge chocolate fan and I’ve eaten almost half the loaf in a day! The rest of my family would choose chocolate over oxygen so I’d recommend making a double batch if you want any for the next day. It’s more moist than any cake I’ve ever had and the flavor balance was perfect. I often like to change things up in a recipe but I decided to follow this one to a tee and there’s not a thing I would change. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes! Thank you!!

    1. If the zucchini you are using is super watery, you can squeeze out a little liquid, but don’t squeeze it dry. You want the moisture to keep the bread moist.

  17. 5 stars
    This is my favorite recipe for get togethers or to give to a friend. Sometimes I use flax eggs (1 Tablespoon flax per 3 Tablespoons water). It comes out super moist! You can easily make this recipe vegan if you substitute the butter and use vegan chocolate chips.

  18. I made up a lot of these loaves the end of last summer and froze them. I’ve eaten a few over winter and they are the warm dessert I need on cold days! It’s just as moist and good as it was fresh. I can’t wait to make more this summer!

  19. Left it in for 45 min and it slightlt burned but thats on me. Other than that it tastes just like how i remember from my childhood! ♡♡♡

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