Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Super-moist, tender and delicious is this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. My kids really love this and they don’t care that there are veggies in it. It’s that good!  

Zucchini Bread

We have been given some huge zucchinis by some friends from church and I didn’t know what to do with them!

Zucchini Bread

Then I remembered that one of the ladies in our previous church brought some chocolate zucchini bread and I got to taste it there and couldn’t believe it had vegetables in it! 

It was so moist and really tasty and with no hint at all that there’s zucchini in it, just plain good chocolate yummy-ness in each bite. I was hooked!

Zucchini Bread

However, I never really tried to make one until this week, when we had extra zucchinis. I already had a great recipe for blueberry zucchini bread so I thought I’ll just tweak it a little and add some cocoa powder and of course for extra flavor choco chips (or chunks, if you prefer that)!

I was amazed at how yummy and moist it came out. The chocolate flavor is subtle yet distinct and each mouthful makes you want to have another bite or two or more!!! 

As you can see you can make it plain (no chocolate topping) and it still works and is still good. BUT, definitely add those extra chocolate chips on top if you want some extra chocolaty tastes! Worth it!

Zucchini Bread

I am glad that when we have zucchinis aplenty I can make this or the blueberry version if I have some fresh berries at hand. And yes, my husband who always loved zucchini bread anyway, truly enjoyed it and had a few slices….(I won’t tell how many!).

Please enjoy with your favorite coffee or tea and yes, since there are some vegetables in it – you can safely indulge, right? 🙂

Zucchini Bread

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For full recipe and instructions, please see the recipe card below.

  • all purpose Flour
  • unsweetened Cocoa or Cacao powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • large Eggs
  •  Zucchini
  • Sugar (white)
  • Vegetable or any neutral flavored oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips or chunks (rolled/coated in 2 Tablespoons Flour), plus extra to add on top


As simple as mixing the dry and wet ingredients together until combined.  Then we add some chocolate chips to double the chocolate deliciousness. Bake in a preheated oven and the result is one delicious chocolate bread (loaded with vegetables!)


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Zucchini Bread


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Super-moist, tender and delicious is this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. My kids really love this and they don't care that there are veggies in it. It's that good!  
4.37 from 58 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • cups all-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened Cocoa or Cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking Powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • cups zucchini, shredded/grated
  • 1 cup sugar (white)
  • ½ cup vegetable or any neutral-flavored oil*
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks (rolled/coated in 2 Tablespoons Flour) plus extra to add on top


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease (or butter) a loaf pan.
    Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add the zucchini, sugar, oil, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
    Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips (including the extra flour with it). Transfer to the prepared loaf pan. Top with extra chocolate chips (optional but makes this bread even yummier!)
    Bake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Keyword chocolate chip zucchini bread, double chocolate zucchini bread, easy zucchini bread, healthy chocolate zucchini bread
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Last updated on April 13th, 2024 at 09:00 pm



  1. September 2, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Can you please suggest an egg substitute ?

  2. May 5, 2015 / 4:30 am

    This bread look too perfect! Just pinned it…

  3. May 5, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Stunning pictures, Abigail as always! I love the combination of zucchini and chocolate here. Chocolate at its best! 🙂

  4. May 5, 2015 / 12:31 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I love the moisture the zucchini will bring to the bread. Chocolate and zucchini are wonderful partners.

  5. May 5, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Abby, This looks so rich and sinfully chocolate-laden. Just my style. Plus, if I felt I needed to justify it, the zucchini would let me count it as a vegetable rather than dessert don't you think:)?

  6. May 6, 2015 / 4:36 am

    Chocolate and Zucchini is a splendid combination. I have never tried to bring them together, so, this will be a wonderful experiment.

  7. June 18, 2015 / 2:56 am

    Dear Abigail, what a wonderfully moist and delicious bread. This sounds so good…dare I say it would be perfect with coffee in the morning! xo, Catherine

  8. June 26, 2015 / 9:38 am

    I had my best slice of chocolate zucchini bread in New York and never tried to bake some since. Your recipe is so tempting, I really need to give it a try!

  9. October 31, 2015 / 11:13 am

    I love zucchini bread and yours sounds so lovely, moist with a lot of chocolate!!

  10. Lil
    September 11, 2016 / 12:26 am

    I made this yesterday, halving the sugar and using brown sugar instead, and it was absolutely delicious! The baking time is perfect, and the bread is so moist and yummy. My partner was hesitant after learning there was zucchini in it, but said he couldn't taste it at all.. then went for a second piece!

  11. Marilyn Hovde
    September 9, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    I use unsweetened applesauce for oil.

  12. November 21, 2021 / 5:38 pm

    5 stars
    Made this yesterday. Served it today after dinner. Everyone loved it. Double chocolate and very moist. Will be making this again. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • abigail
      December 3, 2021 / 8:40 am

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for kindly letting us know.

  13. Tavo
    January 19, 2022 / 11:40 am

    5 stars
    I loved this cake, never thought you could make a cake with zucchini! Yummy!; thank you for this fantastic recipe! I can’t wait to make it again!!

  14. Dannii
    January 19, 2022 / 11:46 am

    5 stars
    You had me at double chocolate. This bread looks amazing.

  15. Kristen
    January 19, 2022 / 12:37 pm

    5 stars
    Turned our great! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. 🙂

  16. Maria San Juan
    January 19, 2022 / 12:46 pm

    5 stars
    This looks so yummy! Would love to make this for my family! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Stacey
    January 19, 2022 / 12:58 pm

    5 stars
    Hidden veggies are always the best kind for the kiddos. Chocolatey goodness for the win! Definitely perfect with a big cup of steaming hot coffee!

  18. Linda
    May 28, 2023 / 3:53 pm

    Superb recipe.

    • abigail
      May 30, 2023 / 9:51 pm

      Glad you enjoyed this! Thank you!

  19. Lynne Stait
    May 29, 2023 / 10:19 am

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazing, twice I’ve made it now, first time in a conventional electric oven, and Ive just made it in the air fryer – perfect both times.

    • abigail
      May 30, 2023 / 9:50 pm

      Wow! Glad it worked in the air fryer, too! Thank you for trying and letting us know.

  20. Linda
    August 21, 2023 / 12:26 pm

    Can this be made into muffins….. either regular size or Jumbo size. If so, how long do they bake and at what temperature? Thank you.

    • abigail
      August 21, 2023 / 6:20 pm

      You can use this as guide. It’s blueberry flavored but same procedure can be used as this has zucchini, too – blueberry zucchini muffins.

  21. Linda Lochner
    August 24, 2023 / 8:43 am

    Can recipe be doubled for 2 loaves ???

    • abigail
      August 25, 2023 / 4:27 pm

      This makes a big loaf so you can split that into smaller ones. If haven’t doubled this recipe so if you can make some minor adjustments perhaps it will work.

  22. Helen Braun
    August 27, 2023 / 8:55 am

    5 stars
    Made this, it is delicious. Passed recipe on to friends. They love it too!

    • abigail
      August 28, 2023 / 3:38 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad to know this! Thanks for letting us know.

  23. Heather
    September 6, 2023 / 6:22 am

    What size of loaf pan was used for this recipe?

    • abigail
      September 6, 2023 / 4:17 pm

      9×5. Some of the photos show a longer pan which I bought from Ikea and you can use that, too if you have it. It would be a slightly shorter baking time than the wider 9×5.

  24. Lori
    September 13, 2023 / 12:10 pm

    omggg I just made this. I doubled the recipe and made 1 loaf and 48 mini muffins! the muffins baked for 18 minutes and I just ate one! My mouth is in heaven! The loaf is still baking! Thank you for an EXCELLENT recipe! Today is National Chocolate Day and this is perfect to share with friends and family!

    • abigail
      September 13, 2023 / 2:11 pm

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed this! Just made this recently twice in a row and everyone loved it. This is such a delicious recipe indeed!

  25. Laura Payne
    November 25, 2023 / 10:53 pm

    I made this for Thanksgiving – smelled wonderful, looked fabulous, and tasted delicious! I will definitely make this again!

    • abigail
      November 29, 2023 / 2:55 pm

      So happy to know this! Thank you so much for letting us know.

  26. Carolyn
    December 19, 2023 / 3:44 pm

    5 stars
    Made this without subbing anything. Tripled the recipe and made into 9 mini loaves. It was supposed to be mixed with 3 other kinds as gifts but the family ate it so fast I have another triple batch in the oven to give away!
    This is the new family fave!

    • abigail
      December 21, 2023 / 8:09 am

      Yay! So happy to know this! What a great edible gift for sure. Thanks!

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