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Chocolate Zucchini Loaf Recipe

Adriene Lujbli stirs grated zucchini into this no-fuss loaf. "I fix it whenever my family wants something chocolaty," notes the Gilboa, New York baker. "Try it in your bread machine if it has a quick bread setting," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup grated unpeeled zucchini
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  • 2. Spoon into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 180 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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SusieOFoodie User ID: 1380907 246634
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2016

"We have been enjoying this recipe for years, thought I'd better review it! I don't change a thing and it is so delicious. So good warm with a bit of butter...mmmm! If it's dry you might be over cooking it, it has never been dry for me (check it after 40-50 minutes if in doubt)."

hisalone User ID: 2072328 231705
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"I too thought it was very dry. I will try adding some oil next time. If it doesn't turn out better this one will be deleted !"

helenconway User ID: 8368673 229718
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"All of us loved this. Will make this again!"

MRM44 User ID: 3442363 57269
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"Love this! I used dark cocoa and milk chocolate chips and added extra zucchini. Wonderful . . ."

rubnzrcn2 User ID: 4390449 57924
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"I am not sure what happen. I made it as directed and it was dry and cake like. Nothing like the reveiws... wasted time and ingredients. Not sure if I should try again."

smschulte1 User ID: 5557470 205973
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"Everyone loved it! My stepson was surprised it was zucchini!"

Abonco User ID: 4934169 146307
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"I received a very LARGE zucchini from a friend and was looking for a recipe that my kids would enjoy. Found this one...who doesn't like chocolate. My son actually asked me to make another loaf. I did substitute whole wheat flour but it still turned out great!"

TKCloughfam User ID: 3077254 57923
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"Amazing!! Moist, chocolaty and can't stop eating it. I made two loaves and I am embarrassed that there was only two pieces left after everyone who went through my house had a piece or two ( :"

grace1985 User ID: 4515962 133070
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"My kids love this. I call it brownie bread and they have no idea zucchini is in it."

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