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Slice of double chocolate zucchini bread.

Ultimate Chocolate Zucchini Bread

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This double chocolate quick bread not only uses up that extra garden zucchini, it's made with half the sugar other recipes call for and without canola oil for a healthier loaf.  It only takes 10 minutes and one bowl to mix up, from scratch, a loaf of this moist bread.   You can even make muffins instead!


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  • 1/2 cup Melted Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 cups grated Zucchini
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa powder.
  4. Stir in the baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour.
  5. Grate the zucchini.
  6. Fold in the shredded zucchini and chocolate chips.
  7. Spread the batter into the loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. A toothpick should come out with moist crumbs on it.
  9. Let cool 20 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
  10. Cool completely, slice and enjoy!


  • Please note this is a very thick batter. That's how it's supposed to be. Don't add more liquid.
  • Cocoa - Most brands are fine however, I DO NOT recommend using Hershey's brand cocoa because to me it has a bitter, throw up taste. That's because some companies such as Hershey's puts its milk through a process called controlled lipolysis. This breaks down the fatty acids in the milk and produces butyric acid - the chemical that gives vomit its very distinctive smell and acrid taste. So ya...that's a pass for me.
  • Chocolate Chips - Both milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips work fine. Even mini chocolate chips are fine. It really comes down to whether you want more of a dark chocolate taste to your zucchini bread or not.
  • Dark Chocolate Variation - Use special dark chocolate chips and dark chocolate or black cocoa powder in place of regular chocolate chips and cocoa powder.

Keywords: death by chocolate zucchini bread, double chocolate zucchini bread, chocolate zucchini loaf