Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread #TwelveLoaves

Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread | Bakewell Junction - Decadent and chocolicious!

Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread | Bakewell Junction

Summer is whizzing by for me.  I feel like I’m going to wake up tomorrow and it will be Winter again.  Luckily I had the time to share this super chocolatey and moist recipe.  Since I used mini chocolate chips, they almost disappear during baking and just add to the decadence of the recipe.  The hubby loves it and even made a chocolate sandwich with a slice of it.

Do you have zucchini in your garden?  Do you need recipes to use up your zucchinis?  This recipe is for you.


Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread | Bakewell Junction - Decadent and chocolicious!

Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread

Yield:  1 loaf                 Cook Time:  55 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded raw zucchini (about 1/2 pound or 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli mini chocolate chips)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1:  Grate zucchini and set aside.  I used a large box grater.  Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.  Mix in the chocolate chips and set aside.

Step 2:  Beat the eggs with a hand mixer in another large bowl.  Beat in the oil, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until completely combined.  Mix in the zucchini.  Fold the flour mixture in to the zucchini mixture until just combined.  Transfer the batter to a greased or parchment lined 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with a spoon.  I usually like to use parchment paper but this time I used cooking spray and it worked perfectly.

Step 3:  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 – 55 minutes.  Test with a toothpick; toothpick will be mostly clean when done.  My toothpick wasn’t completely clean after 53 minutes but the bread was done; I think the melted mini chocolate chips caused that.  Let cool 5 to 10 minutes in the pan.  Remove from pan and cool completely on a rack.  Slice and serve.


Recipe adapted from Lesley Stowe.

Tips:  Store in an airtight container.

Don’t let summer go by without baking bread!  Check out these wonderful recipes for the season:

#TwelveLoaves July:  Summer Fun.  The month of June was filled with lovely cherries!  We have chosen Summer Fun as our theme for July.  Let’s share flat breads, rolls, buns, grilled breads – whatever sweet or savory version you’d like and whatever you feel reflects summer flavors!  Whatever you bake, (yeasted, quick bread, crackers, muffins, braids, flatbreads, etc) have fun and let’s have a delicious month of bread for summer fun!  Let’s get baking!

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  • Please link your post to the linky tool at the bottom of my blog.  It must be bread baked to the Twelve Loaves theme.
  • Have your Twelve Loaves bread that you baked this July, 2014, and posted on your blog by July 31, 2014.

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34 thoughts on “Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread #TwelveLoaves

  1. This sounds yum!! I love zucchini bread because it is so moist. I especially love the addition of cinnamon chips. I bet it is divine!!

  2. What a great zucchini bread, Annamaria! I love the addition of the chocolate chips. So glad you could back along with Twelve Loaves this month!

  3. This looks so good! it’s been much too long since I made Chocolate Zucchini Bread/Cake and I don’t know if I still have my recipe. I’m saving yours to try.

  4. This looks so delicious. I’ve always been a fan of zucchini bread and I love the addition of chocolate. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  5. The pictures make me want to lick my screen. I’m not even kidding. How delish! I’m pinning this to my Food board….but perhaps I should add it to my Dessert board too!

    Thanks for linking up at this week’s Weekend Wind-Down party!

    Nicole =)

  6. I am sure this zucchini bread is super moist. I have never had Chocolate Zucchini bread, but I am sure it would be amazing. I really love chocolate. Thanks for linking up to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.
    Diane Roark

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  8. Chocolate zucchini bread – why have I never thought of that? The non-choco version is quite a hit around here – so much that I know I’ll just have to give this one a try. Thank you for letting me find you through the Thank Goodness It’s Thursday link party – I hope to see you there next week!

  9. That looks delicious! Think our equivalent is the courgette – I had never considered using it in a cake before!!xx

  10. I will definitely have to try this. I make regular zucchini bread which we love, but chocolate makes it better! Thanks for linking up to last week’s Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned this post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

  11. Your Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread looks awesome! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, I always look forward to your visits!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  12. Quick bread with chocolate sounds great! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

  13. Your bread is so dark and chocolatey! But it’s good for me, right? Because of the zucchini.
    I love adding cinnamon to chocolate cakes, cookies, etc. Really good! Thank you for sharing, Annamaria.

    I also can’t believe how quickly the summer is going. School starts here in less than a month.

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