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Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

This decadent Chocolate Zucchini Bread is rich, moist and over the top chocolatey!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick bread, zucchini, chocolate
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed shredded zucchini, squeezed gently in paper towels to remove some of the moisture
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan generously with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, sugars, egg, vanilla extract and zucchini. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula until just combined.

  3. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Top with chocolate chips, if using. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Remove from oven to wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 69IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.