Chocolate Zucchini Bread

January/February 1999, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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In this recipe remake, we replaced much of the oil with fruit-based fat replacement, reduced the amount of unsweetened chocolate but added cocoa powder and used half as many nuts but toasted them for maximum flavor. The result retained the original's tender crumb and rich, chocolaty flavor with only one-third the fat.

"Made it with the applesauce. Turned out grea!. I would try the NF Vanilla yogurt next time. Baked it as a bundt cake. 40-45 minutes. "
Chocolate Zucchini Bread

17 Reviews for Chocolate Zucchini Bread


I thought the bread was GREAT, so yummy. I gave 4 of 5 stars because the sugar amount surprised me. I wonder if I can cut the sugar a little...


I made this recipe yesterday. It was amazing!! It definitely does not taste like typical healthy or good for you foods. I did make a couple of changes. I used a bundt pan instead of two loaf pans. I also replaced the applesauce with non-fat vanilla yogurt because that's all I had on hand. It was VERY moist and chocolatey. My entire family loved it. Even my husband who turned his nose up at it when I told him it was zucchini bread!! He practically ate it all!!


I made this for the first time yesterday and it was GREAT! I used Hersheys Special Dark Cocoa. It tasted to good to be healthy :)


LOVED this recipe--we did change just a couple things, and it turned out amazing.

The changes:
replaced the cocoa with 1/2 c Nutella--melted
rather than 1 1/2 cups sugar, we only used 1 cup
rather than 3/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce, we used 1 cup---and completely cut out the Canola Oil
rather than the unsweetened chocolate I used 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

All of the flavors melded so well, will definitely make this recipe again--only changing a few things or atleast trying them:
Add Raisins
Lose the Walnuts


Where can you buy "Lighter Bake" these days? I used to use it all the time, but the last time I went in search of it, it was no where to be found. I asked the different grocery stores, and they all acted like I was speaking a foreign language! I'm from Minnesota, so any suggestions on who sells this would be appreciated!


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