Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The chocolate zucchini bread is incredibly rich, chocolatey and moist. You don’t taste the zucchini at all. It’s also easy to whip up and does not require a mixer.
overhead photo of slices of chocolate zucchini bread on a baking rack
It’s zucchini season which means we have been making a lot of zucchini recipes.

And this chocolate zucchini bread is a new favorite. It’s so rich and decadent. You don’t taste the zucchini, but the zucchini does keep the bread very moist and gives it a very tender crumb.
a close-up photo of sliced chocolate zucchini bread
It only takes a few minutes to mix the batter and then the quick bread is ready to go into the oven.

It took a lot of willpower to not eat this entire loaf in one sitting…
top-down photo of a loaf of chocolate zucchini bread

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  • You do not need to squeeze or drain the water from the zucchini. You will need it to keep the bread moist.
  • I recommend using a hand grater to shred the zucchini. The finer the shreds, the less noticeable the zucchini will be in the bread.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 slices
This easy quick bread requires no mixer. It is super chocolatey and moist and you can’t taste the zucchini at all.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa not dutch processed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups packed shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 8 inch x 4 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, brown sugar and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  3. In a separate small bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet batter. Mix until evenly combined. Stir in zucchini. Stir in ¾ cup chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Top with remaining chocolate chips.
  6. Bake approximately 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (it’s okay if there is melted chocolate chips, but you don’t want any wet batter.) Allow cake to cool before cutting and serving.

Notes:

You do not need to squeeze or drain the water from the zucchini. You will need it to keep the bread moist.

I recommend using a hand grater to shred the zucchini. The finer the shreds, the less noticeable the zucchini will be in the bread.

Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread. Super chocolatey, moist and tender. No mixer required!

4 comments on “Chocolate Zucchini Bread”

  1. I can’t wait to make this. I have a crop of zucchini from my garden that will be ready in a week or so. This looks so decadent!

  2. I was wondering what 11/2 cups meant, just noticed there was a space between 1 1 ^^

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