Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

I love summertime. For one we get to play outside later in the evening and secondly my mother-in-law is always sure to bring over some yummy (but very large) zucchini.

Figuring out ways to use up the zucchini is always fun and shredding it to put in baked goods and savory meals is usually the way to go. Especially since my son has a fascination with our food processor.

When searching for a recipe to use up some of our zucchini I stumbled upon a delicious looking muffin recipe. Chocolate and zucchini? Why it’s a match made in heaven!

This bread tastes exactly like a chocolate cake. My son would have had no clue that there was zucchini in it had he not been the one to help mix the ingredients together.

And the mini chocolate chips just add a bit of deliciousness and push this bread over the edge. Next time I might consider adding a few walnuts to the mix. Mmmm….

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups unpacked brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup regular egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, allspice and cinnamon; set aside.

In a medium bowl whisk together the sugar and applesauce. Beat in egg substitute until just combined. Stir in vanilla, buttermilk, zucchini and chocolate chips. Gently stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.

Divide batter equally among the two loaf pans. Bake until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and muffin tops are springy to the touch, 45 to 55 minutes; rotating halfway through baking time. Cool loafs in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 20 | 4 WW+ Points

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread - zucchini in food processor

Side Note: One LARGE freshly picked zucchini from my mother-in-law’s garden yielded this much shredded zucchini!


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  1. Sounds delicious! My kids probably wouldn’t even notice the zucchini in it.

  2. Oh yum! We really like Zucchini bread so this would be an even bigger treat.

  3. I’ve never tried zucchini bread but this one looks so delicious!

  4. Ok I seriously MUST try this recipe! Normally, I make banana zucchini bread and put in a few mini chocolate chips but I just love the idea to add in the cocoa as well!

  5. Love this! Making a great Zucchini bread is the only way we can sneak zucchini into our diets as only the husband likes it. But we ALL love zucchini bread. isn’t that crazy?

  6. Yum Yum and Yum! LOVE Zucchini bread, never tried a double chocolate, sounds like I will be making it soon!

  7. Mm, I love zucchini bread oh so much! I’d love if you came and shared this on my Foodie Friday party

  8. I am available if you ever need a taste tester… 🙂

  9. I am available if you ever need a taste tester… 🙂

  10. Gosh this looks good and is such a great way to sneak in some extra veggies!

  11. It looks divine, I am a chocoholic 🙂

  12. This looks so good. I can’t wait for our zucchini to start producing so I can bake with it.

  13. I want to make this now. Looks great, and I love that there are veggies in it.

  14. I LOVE zucchini bread!! This looks so delicious!!

  15. You had me at double chocolate. 🙂

  16. I am so drooling right now. I have never tried zuccinni bread, but have got to get the ingredients and make this.

  17. Mmmm. Double chocolate. Sounds delicious.


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