This EASY Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe is a family-friendly breakfast, snack, or dessert that incorporates a secret serving of veggies and brings the chocolatey flavor!
There is nothing better than moving into a new house, going to an Easter service, or meeting up with a friend whose garden is working overtime, and being handed a small loaf wrapped in plastic wrap. If you’re anything like me, that moment always has you hoping that you’re holding a loaf of zucchini bread!
Zucchini bread is an entire love language where I’m from, and the only thing that makes it better is some delicious chocolate that melts in your mouth. It is moist, delicious, sweet, and kid-friendly!
I made this double chocolate zucchini bread recipe for the first time to create a tasty, yet somewhat healthy snack for my kids while they were painting in the kitchen on a day off of school. Since I had a few extra zucchinis in my refrigerator due to a sale at my grocery store, I made some zucchini bread. And of course, being the chocolate fanatic I am, I made a chocolate version.
I had this ready for the oven in about 10 minutes, and once baked, the kids had a slice and loved it. My daughter asked for it for her dessert later that day after dinner, and my two boys said it reminded them of cake! Little did they know, I had put two shredded zucchinis in the bread!
THIS EASY DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP ZUCCHINI BREAD RECIPE IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY BREAKFAST, SNACK, OR DESSERT THAT INCORPORATES A SECRET SERVING OF VEGGIES AND BRINGS THE CHOCOLATEY FLAVOR!
If you have some extra garden zucchini around, this recipe will make it easy for you to bring the vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium from zucchinis into your kids’ diet without having to persuade them to eat green things. My kids enjoy this “chocolate cake,” and I love knowing all the health benefits that come from it! If you want to let them in on the secret, you can teach them how eating healthy can be delicious at the same time!
These tiny loaves also make amazing gifts if you have a new neighbor, a teacher, or a family member you’d like to give a sweet spring greeting to. They also make awesome party favors if you would like to send a little something home with the parents of the kids who come to a birthday party you’re hosting. If your garden produces lots of zucchini during zucchini season, this wonderful recipe is the perfect way to use it up, as long as you have some free chocolate chips and some free chocolate chips!
If you’ve never had it, it’s important to know that you can’t taste the grated zucchini in this easy zucchini bread recipe. The original flavor tastes similar to banana bread, but this fudgy double chocolate zucchini bread is bursting with chocolate flavor, perfect for all my fellow chocolate lovers! It’s the best zucchini bread I’ve ever had– my kids would eat an entire loaf each!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED for this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread:
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I have also used coconut oil and it works great)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups shredded fresh zucchini (about 2 medium zucchinis) *dry them out with a paper towel first to avoid excess moisture in bread
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus a few more for topping)
HOW TO Prepare:
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a large loaf pan, OR 4 mini loaf pans.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, honey, oil, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Add in the salt, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and flour.
Stir until all is combined.
Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
Pour batter into greased loaf pan, about 2/3 full.
Sprinkle a few additional chocolate chips on top of batter before baking.
Place in oven and bake for about 40-50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean once inserted in center of bread.
Remove from oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes before removing from pans. Enjoy!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can you freeze zucchini bread?
You can absolutely freeze this quick bread recipe. You can wrap the mini loaves in tin foil or saran wrap and freeze them to thaw later on. So feel free to make a large batch at once in advance and freeze a bunch to bring out a chocolate loaf for your family meals or for gifts whenever you want!
How do you shred zucchini for zucchini bread?
You can choose between a cheese grater or a food processor for this zucchini recipe. I personally like using my food processor because I was aiming for an easy quick bread, but a box grater works great too!
Do you peel zucchini for zucchini bread?
This is a matter of personal preference. The skin of a zucchini can add color to your loaf cake, as well as extra nutrients and flavor. But if you don’t want any green bits in your bread or you don’t want your kids to notice the taste, peeling it is just fine!
If you love zucchini, check these other great recipes out too:
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil I have also used coconut oil and it works great
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups shredded fresh zucchini about 2 medium zucchinis *dry them out with a paper towel first to avoid excess moisture in bread
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus a few more for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a large loaf pan, OR 4 mini loaf pans.
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, honey, oil, brown sugar, and vanilla.
- Add in the salt, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and flour.
- Stir until all is combined.
- Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into greased loaf pan, about 2/3 full.
- Sprinkle a few additional chocolate chips on top of batter before baking.
- Place in oven and bake for about 40-50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean once inserted in center of bread.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes before removing from pans. Enjoy!