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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate lovers will thank you when you take a traditional zucchini bread and turn it into this amazingly moist chocolate zucchini bread.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Bread, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 411 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups shredded zucchini packed
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Add all dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl (except chocolate chips) and stir well.
  • Take the eggs, butter, oil, and vanilla and beat on medium in a large mixing bowl until combined (about 1 minute).
  • Add the shredded zucchini and mix again using beaters for just 10 seconds.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined (don’t overmix).
  • Add the chocolate chips (reserving some to sprinkle on top of the loaf) and stir into the dough.
  • Add to a lightly greased 8x4 loaf pan.
  • Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top of the loaf and bake in the oven for 50 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes in the baking tin.
  • Remove from the loaf pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Cool completely before cutting into the loaf.


For the glaze: 1 ¾ cup powdered sugar 3 tablespoons orange juice 2 teaspoons orange zest Combine ingredients. Let bread cool, then glaze.


Calories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 6gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 242mgPotassium: 350mgFiber: 4gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 3mg