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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Best Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe! This easy quick bread is a summer favorite!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This easy chocolate zucchini bread will remind you of your favorite chocolate cake!
4.89 from 210 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa or unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup canola, vegetable oil, or melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup  packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups packed shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup  semisweet chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, don’t overmix. Stir in the shredded zucchini until just combined. Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    1. I haven’t tried almond flour, it might change the texture and flavor. I have tried all-purpose gluten-free flour and it works well.

  1. 5 stars
    Just made two loaves today
    What an amazing recipe!!
    Loaf is so moist!
    I followed the recipe exactly as shown
    Thank you!

  2. For those asking about nutrition facts here is what I found online! 🙂

    12 Servings
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 278.4
    Total Fat 15.0 g
    Saturated Fat 6.6 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 4.2 g
    Cholesterol 41.4 mg
    Sodium 221.3 mg
    Potassium 204.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    Sugars 25.9 g
    Protein 4.3 g
    Vitamin A 10.6 %
    Vitamin B-12 1.4 %
    Vitamin B-6 2.1 %
    Vitamin C 2.3 %
    Vitamin D 1.7 %
    Vitamin E 5.4 %
    Calcium 2.7 %
    Copper 10.0 %
    Folate 2.6 %
    Iron 7.4 %
    Magnesium 7.1 %
    Manganese 11.9 %
    Niacin 3.7 %
    Pantothenic Acid 0.5 %
    Phosphorus 6.1 %
    Riboflavin 5.0 %
    Selenium 1.3 %
    Thiamin 4.4 %
    Zinc 2.7 %
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

  3. 5 stars
    Outstanding flavor… a must-have recipe for chocolate lovers.  Rich flavor, very moist. Have made this recipe over and over again.

  4. 5 stars
    This is my new go to cheat! This bread turned out amazing, super moist and super easy on my sensitive stomach. THANK YOUUUU❤️

  5. The wet & dry ingredients were very hard to mix together & get into an actual smooth batter?? & it came out to batter like & sticky from all the chocolate. Took forever to bake 

  6. So easy to make and so good. I froze some slices and they freeze beautifully. A few seconds in the microwave and it tastes like you just baked it. Thumbs up for a great recipe. By the way, I was short of regular chocolate chips and used the mini version on the top.

  7. 5 stars
    I have made a lot of zucchini bread, but this is the absolute best! It’s  basically healthier cake. I used about half of the chocolate chips called for and it was perfect for my family; can’t wait to make more. 

  8. 5 stars
    Amazing! Made it once, doubled the recipe and made 3 8×4 loaves. Perfect! Shared the recipe with coworkers and they love it too.  Just made it again, this time in muffins! Can’t wait!

  9. 5 stars
    This is my FAVORITE chocolate zucchini bread. Definitely make it using coconut oil—the flavor is unbeatable. My only other tweak is to use mini chocolate chips and mix them in to batter. They melt in and make the bread perfectly moist. Divine!  I think I need to go make another one right now…

  10. 5 stars
    Very delicious! I followed the recipe. I think I’m going to try my secret add in that I use for many chocolate recipies next time I make it…which will be today!

  11. 5 stars
    Delicious.  Perfectly moist and texture is great. I might cut back on the cocoa just a bit next time as the chocolate flavor was a little overpowering.  Thanks! 

  12. 4 stars
    Made this recipe to use up leftover zucchini from a gratin dish, and it is awesome! Did 2 cups shredded zucchini instead of 1 1/2 and it is still super chocolaty and flavorful

  13. Just made this and it’s to die for. I’m wondering if I use the batter for muffins how long should I bake for? I’m new to baking and don’t want to ruin a batch!

  14. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and so quick & easy to make. Worth doubling the recipe so as to share the wealth! I wrapped 3 halves in parchment paper and attached a recipe card with the recipe ( old school ) along with the twopeasandtheirpod website (new school) to give to friends. 

  15. 5 stars
    This is phenomenal!  So moist and full of chocolate flavor. A real keeper. If you love chocolate, this is the bread for you

  16. 4 stars
    YUMMY!!! I made this and it was really delicious. It was also very easy to prepare. I would suggest that you really make sure the loaf pan is oiled well, especially on the bottom. My loaf tore 2/3 of the way down the loaf, leaving the other 1/3 in the pan. The great thing is that you can do a lot with this dessert!! Our plan is to melt Rolos over waffle shaped pretzels and then cut them up.  Top the zucchini bread with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and then sprinkle the chocolate Carmel pretzels on top. YUM!!!

  17. 5 stars
    This is amazing! The best zucchini bread i have ever tasted.
    Rich, chocolatey and moist…yum!
    I also made the zucchini, carrot, and apple bread.
    Didn’t taste that yet, froze two. I added golden raisins to that one…..smelled devine.
    Totally recommend this recipe.
    I will surely post on my FB page!

  18. 5 stars
    If you’re looking for the best chocolate zucchini bread recipe, this is it!  I thought I had tasted amazing chocolate zucchini bread before; but, after making these, the other recipes pail in comparison.  I made this into muffins, and they are extraordinary.   Very moist, and very chocolaty.  This has replaced my regular “go-to” chocolate muffin recipe.  After making it as written, and devouring them very quickly, I substituted in honey for sugar and whole wheat flour for regular flour.  That made me feel even less guilty eating 4 in one day.  The original is obviously the best, though . Thanks for the recipe!

  19. 5 stars
    I made this in the effort to get my 4 year old son to consume vegetables without actually knowing he’s consuming them.  He loved it and ate 2 pieces without hesitation.

  20. 5 stars
    I had searched for some time to find a recipe that could replace the one I had in the recipe box that was lost when we moved (5.5 years ago), and while this one wasn’t exactly the same, it sure is close!
    My kiddos remember & love it so much that my son asked for it for his bday treat at school! It was so cool to watch a group of elementary schoolers freak out when they learned the “secret ingredient”! Haha!
    *EXCEPT* I make these as brownies! My zukes were HUGE (5+ lbs) & a little one the drier side, so I doubled the recipe, baked in a 13×9″ pan, and dusted with powdered sugar after cutting them! If they were more wet, I would’ve just used an 8×8″ and done several batch since they’d be more gooey, but this was perfect!
    *I added 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon to the double batch & it was HEAVEN!*

  21. 5 stars
    OMG! Made this yesterday. Such a moist chocolate ‘cake’. Great light texture. I lined the bread pan with parchment paper so no need to grease the pan. Loaf just lifts out of pan, strip off parchmrnt and you have the perfect intact loaf for slicing. Amazing recipe!

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