How to Make Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

This is a very delicious, very chocolate-tasting and moist loaf. Serve with milk or, if you’re feeling like a really special treat, ice cream. The creaminess is excellent with the super chocolate taste. You may want to double the recipe and freeze a loaf for later.

HINT: The loaf can be a little bit dry upon removal from the oven. For optimal moistness, allow the loaf to stand for a few hours.

Makes: 1 loaf


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (all-purpose flour works too, but whole wheat will likely go undetected by picky eaters of this chocolate concoction)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (about 3 medium)
  • 2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Other Supplies:

  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Wisk
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Grater (for zucchini)
  • Loaf pan

Get Ready:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine Dry Ingredients:

Add the following to a mixing bowl: flour, cocoa powder, salt, cinnamon, baking and baking soda.

Mix until well combined.

Combine Wet Ingredients and Sugar

In another mixing bowl add the wet ingredients (eggs and vanilla) and the brown sugar. Wisk until well combined.

Then add shredded zucchini to the wet ingredients and stir until fully combined.

Combine Dry & Wet Ingredients

Add the wet zucchini mixture with the dry mix.

Stir very well until combined – it can take a couple of minutes.

Add Chocolate Chips

Add mini chocolate chips and stir well.

Get Ready for Baking

Add the mixture into a well-greased loaf pan.

Bake in 350 F oven for 50-60 minutes. It is ready when you stick a toothpick in it and it comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving…and the longer you let it sit, the moister it gets. The waiting may be torturous, but well worth it!

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  1. Oh my word, this sounds amazing! My husband and I have decided to start baking more, so this seems like a perfect recipe to have. My mother makes something similar to this and our kids absolutely love it. It sure beats the desserts from restaurants! I’m going to try this tonight and see how it turns out. Thanks!

  2. I made this DELICIOUS bread for everyone in my nursing program. Everyone loved it! SO good! And I like to tell myself that it’s healthy! ha!