Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is a delicious quick bread that’s perfect for a healthy breakfast or a snack. This recipe is easy to make and it’s loaded with chocolate chips and shredded zucchini. The combination makes a flavor of bread that can be used for breakfast or a snack and will have everyone asking for more. This easy recipe is going to give you perfect chocolate chip zucchini bread!
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is the perfect way to use up all that zucchini in your garden during the summer months and when you find a great deal on zucchini at the grocery store! Like traditional zucchini bread this bread is so moist and delicious, you won’t even know there are vegetables in it.
But trust me, they’re there, and they make this bread absolutely irresistible. You’ll love the combination of chocolate chips and zucchini in this bread – it’s like a party in your mouth. Plus, it’s a great way to get some extra vegetables into your diet. Who knew eating healthier could taste so good?
Quick breads are one of the things I make along with muffins to keep on hand at all times for breakfasts, snacks, and lunches. My kids love them, they freeze easy (both as a loaf or in slices) and they are so flavorful and filling. There are so many quick breads that we make and our most recent love is this Chocolate Chip Zucchini bread. It is the best chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe ever and the kids have been making lots of bread over the last few weeks with this new recipe we have added to our bread recipes we love list.
When making this homemade zucchini bread recipe the hardest thing is having to wait for it to cool before you can cut a slice and enjoy it.
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What does Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread taste like?
You might think that chocolate chip zucchini bread would taste like vegetables, but you won’t even know that the zucchini is there. The zucchini doesn’t add a lot of flavor to the bread but it adds a lot of moisture, making it the best tasting moist-est bread ever. There are many ways to add zucchini to breads, like Zucchini Carrot Muffins and Walnut Zucchini Bread. This bread is going to taste like chocolate chips and cinnamon in every bite.
Tips for Making Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread
Bake long enough. I know having to wait for the bread to be done stinks because you want to enjoy it as soon as possible, but it will take 50-55 minutes at 350 depending on your oven to fully cook zucchini bread. It is important that the knife or toothpick comes out clean when you are checking to see if banana bread is fully cooked.
Line the baking pan or grease the pan. Line the pan with parchment paper to make it easy to pull out of the pan. When you are greasing the baking pan be sure you grease it well. I like to use non stick cooking spray as I am able to easily get in the corners of the baking pan.
Mix ingredients in order. It is important to mix the ingredients in the order that the recipe calls for. Baking this easy quick bread recipe is not hard but following the step by step directions for baking zucchini bread is going to give you the results you want.
Do NOT Over mix. Once the batter is mixed, fold in the blueberries and then pour the blueberry muffin bread mixture into the bread pan. Over mixing will cause the bread to be tough and bake unevenly.
How to Serve Zucchini Bread
Depending on my mood, sometimes I add just a little bit of butter on top of the bread, but most of the time I just cut a slice and enjoy it alone. It really doesn’t need anything extra to make it taste amazing, it is amazing as it is.
How to Store Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
This bread is best if it is stored in an airtight container with waxed paper between the slices. If you live in a humid area, it’s not a good idea to keep this bread on your counter. Instead, you should store it in the fridge or freezer and let the slices sit out at room temperature for about 15 minutes before enjoying them. The problem with storing the bread in the refrigerator is that it tends to dry out sooner.
How long will Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread keep?
This bread will last about 1 week when stored correctly in an airtight container with waxed paper between the slices. It can be frozen to help it last longer.
Can You Freeze Zucchini Bread?
Yes, you can freeze zucchini bread and the great thing is that zucchini bread freezes well and it is easy to do.
There are a few different ways to go about freezing the bread. You can freeze the whole loaf or freeze it in slices.
- Free a whole loaf of quick bread. To freeze the whole loaf allow the bread to cool completely. Once cooled wrap the loaf in tin foil, then place in a freezer bag and squeeze the air out before putting it into the freezer. It will keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.
- Freeze quick bread in individual slices. If you prefer to freeze it in slices, allow the bread to cool completely. Slice the bread into slices and wrap each slice in tin foil. Then put the wrapped slices into a freezer bag and squeeze the air out before putting them into the freezer. It will keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.
When you’re ready to enjoy some of the frozen zucchini bread leave it out on your counter for about 15 minutes and you’ll have delicious zucchini bread that tastes as fresh as if you just baked it.
Can Zucchini Bread Be Made into Muffins?
You can easily turn this chocolate chip zucchini bread into muffins. I have the recipe already converted for you so that you know how to spread the muffins out and how long to bake them. Grab the chocolate chip zucchini muffin recipe. If you want muffins with even more chocolate, you can also try my favorite Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe.
Should I Peel the Zucchini?
The best thing about making this recipe is that it is easy. You do not need to peel the zucchini. While no one loves pieces of peel in their recipes because it can make it tough and make the zucchini more noticeable, when you grate the zucchini, you won’t even know that the peel is there so you can save yourself time.
Do I need to add the walnuts?
The walnuts in this chocolate chip zucchini bread are totally optional. If you love different types of zucchini bread be sure to check out our walnut zucchini bread and traditional zucchini bread recipes.
What are the best chocolate chips for Zucchini Bread?
Personally I like using dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips. My oldest daughter prefers making it with milk chocolate chips. You can use full sized chocolate chips or Mini Chocolate Chips.If you are wanting to have lots of chocolate chips in the recipe and do not want to use walnuts at all then double the number of chocolate chips that you use.
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Ingredients
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups raw grated zucchini (1 medium zucchini)
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips. You can also use mini chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Using a cheese grater, grate the zucchini.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
Once combined, add the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon) to the wet ingredients and mix well.
Add the grated fresh zucchini and give it a little mix.
Next add in walnuts & chocolate chips, saving some for the top of the bread before baking, and give it a good mix.
Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray & fill 3/4 full, top with the remaining chocolate chips and walnuts.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
Once baked, let the entire loaf cool in the pan for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack for an additional 10-15 minutes to cool before cutting the bread into slices.
Easy Zucchini Recipes
- Zucchini Pizza Bites
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Zucchini Boats
- Zucchini Alfredo Lasagna
- Shrimp Alfredo With Zoodles
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- In medium bowl, mix together eggs, oil, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
- Once combined, add in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- Fold in shredded zucchini.
- Fold in walnuts & chocolate chips, save some for the top before baking.
- spray loaf pan with olive oil cooking spray & fill 3/4 full, bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Once baked, let cool in the pan for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to the cooling rack for an additional 10-15 minutes.