Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The Kitchen is the heart of every home, it evokes memories of your family history.

As this blog evolves, it may become apparent that I have a slight sweet tooth. Give me all the carbs and sweet stuff. I just can’t resist.

Growing up, my grandma would make Chocolate Zucchini Bread for us grandkids when we went to her house. One with nuts – one without. It was always a family favorite. This recipe is credited to her with only a few changes.

My Chocolate Zucchini Bread satisfies the craving for a brownie or pound cake. Filled with Zucchini, you can use some of your garden or market produce in a delicious way!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This recipes takes roughly two hours from start to finish.

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1/2 cup melted Butter
1 3/4 cup Brown Sugar (or white)
2 cups Unbleached AP Flour
1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
4 large Eggs, beaten
2 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
3 cups grated Zucchini
1 cup chopped Semisweet Chocolate
3/4 cup chopped Walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour loaf pan.
  3. Grate entire Zucchini, with skin on, and set aside on a dry towel.
  4. In a large bowl, gently whisk together all dry ingredients: Sugar, Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Salt, Soda.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix butter, eggs, vanilla extract, zucchini.
  6. Add wet mixture to dry mixture, incorporating well, but be careful not to over mix.
  7. Slowly fold in chocolate and walnuts.
  8. Pour into loaf pan and bake 1 hour and 20 minutes, or when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. Let the bread cool on a wire rack for at least 20-30 minutes before removing from pan. It is hard to wait that long, but an absolute must.
  10. Serve warm with butter for breakfast or dessert. Yum!

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