Yum! Chocolate Zucchini Bread! It's delicious, chocolatey, moist and full of flavor. It is quick and easy to make- the hardest part is waiting while it bakes! We love these as a snack or dessert!
This bread is great year round, but is especially popular in the late summer and early fall when zucchini is in season. For other zucchini recipes, check out our Roasted Zucchini, Zucchini Fritters, and Zucchini Pizza
- Healthier Chocolate Zucchini Bread - reduce butter to 6 Tablespoons, and sugars to ⅓ cup white sugar and ⅓ cup brown sugar. Increase grated zucchini to 1 ½ cups.
- Extra Zucchini - Add an extra ¾ cup of zucchini for 2 cups total added zucchini. Just make sure to squeeze the water out of 1 cup of the zucchini.
- Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread - Add ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks at the end.
- Dark Chocolate - add an extra 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder, and reduce the flour by 2 Tablespoons to make ⅞ cup flour.
- Chocolate Zucchini Cake - Double the recipe and bake in a 9X9 pan then cover with your favorite chocolate frosting or even better- we recommend chocolate ganache. (find our favorite ganache recipe on our copycat Cosmic Brownies)
I start these similarly to how I start cookies. Preheat the oven then combine the softened butter and sugar in a bowl and beat on high until creamed together. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on high for 1 more minute, until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, add all dry ingredients and whisk lightly to combine. Finely grate the zucchini and add to wet ingredients and stir until just barely combined. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Be careful not to over mix! Put in a greased loaf pan and bake at 350* F for 40 minutes.
Tips & Tricks
If you like more of the zucchini texture, feel free to grate the zucchini with a medium sized grater. We prefer the subtle texture of finely grated zucchini. When you add the zucchini to the wet ingredients it can look a little gross. It's okay, just keep going. These freeze beautifully and are absolutely fabulous thawed frozen! I never peel my zucchini, but if you want to, you certainly can!