Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I am a big fan of recipes for simple, frugal, homemade food (even more so when it allows me to use some of the half-ton of zucchini I seem to have on my counter at the end of every summer!) This Double Chocolate Zucchini bread is one of those beloved recipes – frugal, homey, comforting and so chocolatey with a little garden-fresh bonus tucked inside. I like to make several batches and stash a few in my freezer for ready-made desserts and breakfasts.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread is double chocolate from the addition of cocoa powder and chocolate chips. It’s a little sweet, but not too sweet – it’s just right. It can be made in a loaf pan and sliced into bread or baked in a muffin tin for a great portable snack. I like to slather a slice with a little peanut butter for some extra protein and healthy fat. Have this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread as a snack, an easy breakfast, or even a simple dessert. 

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Muffins

If you try this recipe, please let me know in the comments how it turned out for you. I hope you enjoy!

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread


  • 3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa (plus extra for dusting pan)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup neutral-flavored oil, like sunflower (or substitute 1 cup melted butter)
  • 2 cups unpeeled, grated zucchini


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease 2 loaf pan(s) or muffin tin. Dust lightly with cocoa.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cocoa. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, oil (or melted butter), and vanilla. Stir in grated zucchini.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and mix with a spoon until a thick batter forms.
  6. Spoon batter into pans - press lightly to make sure batter fills the corners of the pan.
  7. Bake loaves for 50 to 60 minutes, or muffins for 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean.

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  • Miz Helen
    August 20, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    A slice of your Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread sure would be nice right now, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    • Melissa
      August 20, 2018 at 11:25 pm

      Thank-you for having me at Full Plate Thursday!

  • Linda
    August 21, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Looks delicious, I am going to make it !!
    Thank you for the recipe!

    • Melissa
      August 21, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      You’re welcome. Hope you like it!


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