Super Moist Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

This Chocolate Zucchini Bread is super moist and delicious; it’s so chocolatey and has all the goodness of zucchini in the bread.

I love this chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe,

  • It uses ingredients you already most likely have in your pantry.
  • It’s so easy to make in a one bowl method.
  • No special equipments like stand mixer is needed to make this delicious zucchini bread.
  • The recipe can be modified in a variety of ways.. for example if you want to swap some nuts instead of chocolate chips, you can add chopped pecans or walnuts instead.
chocolate zucchini bread

INGREDIENTS needed to make Chocolate Zucchini Bread

  1. 250 g or 1 and 1/2 cups grated Zucchini
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 6 tbsp (85 g) of very soft butter or melted butter or any flavorless oil
  4. 150 g or 3/4 cup sugar
  5. 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  6. 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract or vanilla powder
  7. 260 g or 2 cups plain flour or all purpose flour
  8. 1/8 tsp salt
  9. 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  10. 3/4 cup (150g) semi sweet or milk chocolate chips

How to make this Chocolate Zucchini Bread

1.Preheat the oven to 325 F or 165 C.

2.Prepare the baking pan by greasing the pan(9×5 inch) with some butter and keep it aside.

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3.Combine All the Wet Ingredients

Into a bowl, add in the softened butter and sugar and whisk them together.

Add 2 eggs and combine together.

Now add the grated zucchini into this.

If you see the batter getting curdled,don’t worry.It is because of the high proportion of wet ingredients.

It will get resolved when we add dry ingredients into this.

4.Combine all the dry ingredients

Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla powder and salt into the flour and mix them all together.

Sift and add this into the wet batter.

When it is almost combined ,add the chocolate chips into this.

At this point, after adding the flour, we need to take care not to over mix the batter as it can cause the gluten to develop, which can lead to tough and rubbery chocolate zucchini bread.

5.Transfer the batter on to the prepared baking pan.

Sprinkle the top with some chocolate chips.

5.Bake the Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Bake chocolate chip zucchini bread @ 325 F or 165 C preheated oven for about 65-70 minutes.

If your pan size is different the baking time may vary slightly.If the pan is wider or bigger ,then the baking duration will be (about 10 minutes) lesser.

chocolate zucchini loaf

How do you tell when zucchini bread is done?

Check the doneness by poking a skewer inserted into the center of the chocolate chip zucchini bread.It it comes out clean, our zucchini bread is done.You may find some melted chocolate in the skewer which is not to be get confused with the doneness of zucchini bread.

How long do you let zucchini bread cool?

After baking the zucchini chocolate bread, let the bread sit in the pan 10 minutes.

Then, remove the zucchini bread from the pan and let it finish cooling completely on a metal rack before you slice it.

How do you store chocolate zucchini loaf after baking?

To maximize the shelf life of zucchini loaf, cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag to prevent drying out. Properly stored, freshly baked zucchini bread will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature.

Do you shred zucchini with the skin on?

I like to use zucchini with skin on.It will blend well into the bread, so peeling the skin of zucchini while baking zucchini bread is unnecessary.

Line the baking pan with parchment paper.

You can also use bananas in place of zucchini to make wonderfully Moist Chocolate chip Banana Bread

chocolate chip banana bread

Watch the video to see how easy it is to make chocolate chip banana bread

chocolate zucchini loaf

Best Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

This Chocolate Zucchini Bread is super moist and delicious; it’s so chocolatey and has all the goodness of zucchini in the bread.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 1 Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 260 g plain flour or all purpose flour 2 cups (loosely packed)
  • 85 g Soft butter or melted butter or any flavorless oil 6 tbsp
  • 150 g Sugar  or 3/4 cup
  • 2 Eggs
  • 250 g Grated Zucchini or 1 and 1/2 cups
  • 14 g Cocoa powder 2 tbsp
  • 5 ml vanilla extract or vanilla powder 1 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Baking powder
  • 150 g Semi sweet or milk chocolate chips 3/4 cup

Instructions
 

Preheat the oven to 325 F or 165 C.

    Combine All the Wet Ingredients

      Prepare the baking pan by greasing the pan(9×5 inch) with some butter and keep it aside.

      • Into a bowl, add in the softened butter and sugar and whisk them together.
        Add 2 eggs and combine together.
        Now add the grated zucchini into this.
        If you see the batter getting curdled,don’t worry.It is because of the high proportion of wet ingredients.
        It will get resolved when we add dry ingredients into this.

      Combine all the dry ingredients

      • Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla powder and salt into the flour and mix them all together.
        Sift and add this into the wet batter.
        When it is almost combined ,add the chocolate chips into this.
        At this point, after adding the flour, we need to take care not to over mix the batter as it can cause the gluten to develop, which can lead to tough and rubbery chocolate zucchini bread.

      Transfer the batter on to the prepared baking pan.

      • Sprinkle the top with some chocolate chips.

      Bake the Chocolate Zucchini Bread

      • Bake chocolate chip zucchini bread @ 325 F or 165 C preheated oven for about 65-70 minutes.
      • After baking the zucchini chocolate bread, let the bread sit in the pan 10 minutes. 
        Then, remove the zucchini bread from the pan and let it finish cooling completely on a metal rack before you slice it.

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