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Chocolate Zucchini Bread (incl. Vegan Recipe)

chocolate zucchini bread
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Zucchini bread is lovely, but add chocolate and you've got an even more exciting version. Follow this simple recipe to make chocolate zucchini bread at home.

Banana bread is a classic, but have you ever thought to try making zucchini bread? If you’re not ready to fully take the plunge, you can try zucchini banana bread. You’ll fall for the zucchini loaf and then you can begin trying different variations including vegan blueberry zucchini bread or experimenting with chocolate. Read on to learn how to make chocolate zucchini bread at home.

How to Make Chocolate Zucchini Bread at Home

Add in some fair trade cocoa powder to create a delicious chocolate zucchini bread.
Add in some fair trade cocoa powder to create a delicious chocolate zucchini bread.
(Foto: CC0 Public Domain / Unsplash / Jasmine Waheed )

Elevate any zucchini bread recipe by adding chocolate in the form of cocoa powder and chocolate chips.  


  • Loaf pan
  • Large bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spatula 



  1. Grease and flour the loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. In a second bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla together until well combined.
  4. Stir in dry/flour mixture until just combined, then fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into a loaf pan, and add optional chocolate chips on top of the bread.
  6. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes at 350F. 
  7. Remove and let cool. Serve immediately or store up to 4 days at room temperature, up to 7 days in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months in the freezer. 

If you are looking for a more exact version of a vegan recipe for chocolate zucchini bread, swap out ½ cup spelt flour for ½ cup cocoa powder in our vegan blueberry zucchini bread recipe and omit the blueberries. 

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