This Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe Is Only for Real Chocolate Lovers


This simple chocolate zucchini bread recipe is rich and chocolaty with pools of molten chocolate chips on top. The subtle sweetness makes it perfect for breakfast or snack served with vanilla Greek-style yogurt and raspberries.

a recipe photo of the Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Photo: Photogrpaher: Morgan Hunt Glaze, Prop Stylist: Shell Royster, Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • cup whole-milk plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt

  • cup canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 cups loosely packed grated zucchini

  • cup bittersweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch overhang on the long sides of the pan.

  2. Whisk eggs, brown sugar, yogurt, oil, vanilla and salt together in a large bowl until smooth. Sift in all-purpose flour, pastry flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. Gently stir to combine until just a few dry streaks remain; fold in zucchini until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the surface of the batter.

  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Lift out of the pan using the parchment overhang; remove parchment and cool completely on a wire rack, about 1 hour, before serving.

To make ahead

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


9-by-5-inch loaf pan; parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Added Sugars 11g 22%
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Vitamin A 84IU 2%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin D 7IU 2%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 32mcg 8%
Vitamin K 5mcg 4%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 156mg 3%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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