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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Best Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread is moist, tender and very fudgy. You can't taste the zucchini, but they make the texture of this bread irresistible.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 326 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups packed shredded zucchini about 1 medium zucchini (do NOT press to remove excess water)
  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick baking spray (I like the one with flour) and set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sea salt, whisk to combine or if you have time, it is better to sift all the ingredients. Set aside.
  4. Add to a large bowl: brown sugar, melted butter, oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Using a whisk stir the ingredients until fully combined and the mixture is smooth and shiny.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and gently fold in with a spatula, careful not to overmix.
  6. Add the shredded zucchini and walnuts. Stir to combine.
  7. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  8. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top.
  9. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out mostly clean, with no raw batter onto it. Start checking on the bread at the 50 minute mark, and if still needs to bake more, check on it every 5 minutes.
  10. Once fully baked, remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes. For easy removal, run a knife around the edges of the bread and gently remove from the pan onto a wire cooling rack, let it stand until slightly warm.
  11. Cut into slices and serve. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Best Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 402mg11%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.