Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a moist chocolate zucchini bread recipe that’s full of chocolate chunks and nuts. Great breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Every summer, I wish that I had a garden overflowing with zucchini. I love zucchini in all sorts of recipes, and I look forward to making zucchini bread every year.
I also use zucchini to make muffins, frittatas, and zoodles. I wish that I had the space to grow a big patch of it!
Instead, I settle for loading up on zucchini when it’s on sale to make treats like this Chocolate Zucchini Bread.
This bread is a new family favorite. It’s moist and has a delicious chocolate crust.
It’s also full of chocolate chunks and chopped nuts for plenty of extra flavor.
Even though I grated the zucchini on the larger holes of the box grater, my kids didn’t notice any zucchini in the bread.
They were too busy gobbling this bread up!
How to make chocolate zucchini bread
This is a really easy chocolate zucchini bread recipe. You just whisk the wet ingredients together, add in the dry ingredients, and then add the zucchini, chocolate chunks, and nuts. Easy peasy!
Can I use a different type of chocolate?
Sure! Milk chocolate chunks will give you a sweeter bread and bittersweet chocolate chunks will give you a less sweet loaf.
Can I leave the nuts out?
Absolutely! If you don’t like nuts, you can either leave them out, or you can add in more chocolate chunks.
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup buttermilk low-fat ok
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup zucchini grated squeezed then measured
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, buttermilk, and granulated sugar until well-combined.
- Whisk in eggs and vanilla extract until incorporated.
- Add the zucchini, and whisk until combined.
- Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until just combined.
- Whisk in the chocolate chunks and chopped nuts.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
- Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire cooling rack.
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Comments & Reviews
Sandra Parker says
Love the bread! I used bread flour and it worked very well,
Thank you! I’m so glad! And thank you for commenting! =)
This is the zucchini bread recipe I’ve been searching for! The bread is perfect, can’t wait to make another loaf. I’m also trying your zucchini bread recipe. Thanks!
So glad that you found it! I hope you enjoy the zucchini bread, too! We love both recipes. =) Thanks for commenting!
This bread is awesome! My husband hid the bread from me and told me to make another loaf! Definately me favorite (and my husbands) by far. Thanks!
Thank you! I’m glad that you two liked it! That sounds like my house! I know that something is good when people start hiding it. =) Thank you for taking the time to come back to comment!
Amber Thayer says
Second time making this recipe this week! So good! I make it in an 8×8 square pan and everyone thinks it’s brownies! Soooo good!
Thank you so much! That’s a helpful note! I get questions about baking with different pans, and it’s always nice to hear what else works. Thanks for commenting! =)
This is a really lovely zucchini bread! It is moist and delicious. Thank you!
Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it! =)
Susan Bates-Ballentine says
Delicious! Family loved it. Moist and rich.
Thank you! I’m so glad that your family liked it! Thanks for taking the time to comment! =)
I just made this bread, and it is amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe!
Glad you liked it! Thanks for commenting! =)