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Quick Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Sweet and moist chocolate bread that will quickly become your favorite way to use up the zucchini! Super easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate zucchini bread, zucchini bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 849 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar white
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini moisture squeezed out (see note)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9" x 5" loaf pan. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar). Add zucchini and stir to coat. Add chocolate chips and stir again.
  4. In another mixing bowls, whisk together the wet ingredients (buttermilk, oil and egg). Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir it all together with a wooden spoon or a spatula. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes OR until a toothpick inserted in few places in the bread comes out clean.
  6. Cool the bread in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan onto a cooling rack or a cutting board. Cool completely before slicing.

Recipe Notes

It is very important to squeeze as much moisture from the shredded zucchini as possible. Use a stack of two paper towels or cheese cloth.

To make homemade buttermilk: whisk 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and enough half and half to make 1 cup of liquid. Let sit for 3 to 4 minutes. It should thicken and curdle.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 849 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 521mg23%
Potassium 933mg27%
Carbohydrates 123g41%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 71g79%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 203mg20%
Iron 7.5mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.