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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

You've absolutely got to try my Chocolate Zucchini Bread. There is no flavor of zucchini...zip, zilch, nada. All you'll taste is fluffy chocolatey goodness.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 369kcal


  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • ¼ c butter, melted (but not hot)
  • ¼ c applesauce
  • 1-½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ c light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ c granulated sugar
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • ½ c cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 c zucchini, peeled and finely shredded (2 cups packed)
  • 1 c chocolate chips, divided
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Vegetable shortening (for greasing pan)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Using a KitchenAid stand mixer with a flat beater attachment, mix together egg, butter, applesauce, vanilla extract, and both sugars.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • With the mixer turning, add dry ingredients to wet.
  • Once batter is mixed, add zucchini and mix again.
  • Finally, fold in ½ c chocolate chips.
  • Grease a loaf pan with vegetable shortening and pour batter into pan. 
  • Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool on the counter for 10 minutes. Once slightly cooled, release from the pan and top with chocolate chips while still hot. They’ll melt just a little bit this way.
  • Finally, when the zucchini bread is completely cooled, sprinkle with flaky sea salt. 
  • Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg