Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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This Chocolate Zucchini Bread is wonderfully moist and loaded with chocolate flavor. I can’t think of a better way to use garden fresh zucchini.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread in a loaf pan.

 

A combination of cocoa powder and chocolate chips gives this bread a deep, rich chocolate flavor. It also has 2 cups of shredded zucchini so at least you know there’s some nutrition in the bread.

This recipe makes 2 8×4-inch loaves. You can easily freeze one for later use. This quick bread is great for breakfast, snack, or dessert.

The batter is super easy to make. You just need 2 bowls and a whisk. Tastes great warm from the oven and will stay fresh-tasting for about 4 days. It can be stored at room temperature. I like to add a little cinnamon for extra flavor, but leave it out if you don’t like cinnamon.

Zucchini Bread in loaf pan surrounded by fresh zucchini.

 

CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD RECIPE TIPS:

  • You can either grate your zucchini on a box grater or use a food processor. Zucchini is one of the easiest foods to grate.
  • The pecans can be left out or substituted with walnuts.
  • Use either milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips.
  • I briefly blot the grated zucchini with paper towels but I do not squeeze the water out of the zucchini. It helps keep the bread moist.
  • Be sure to measure your flour correctly. Don’t let it get packed down in the measuring cup. Fluff the flour up some in the bag and then use a spoon to scoop it into the measuring cup.
  • Can be frozen for up to 2 months.
  • If you don’t have 2 8×4-inch loaf pans, use 1 8×4-inch or 1 9×5-inch loaf pan and fill muffin cups with the remaining batter. Muffins should bake in about 18 to 22 minutes.

 

Chocolate Zucchini Bread with slice cut.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread in a loaf pan.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick bread, summer, zucchini
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 452kcal
This Chocolate Zucchini Bread is wonderfully moist and loaded with chocolate flavor. I can't think of a better way to use garden fresh zucchini.
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Line 2 8x4-inch loaf pans with parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla, zucchini, and pecans.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until evenly combined. Stir in half the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter between the two loaf pans. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until firm. Let cool before slicing.

Notes

Can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal

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