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Chocolate Zucchini Bread Loaf

Summer is about to end here on the east coast so I took a few zucchinis and transformed them to Chocolate Zucchini Bread Loaf. For those who want to hold on to the warmth and the lazy days, a good way to do it is to enjoy and preserve summer vegetables. In my case, I used the immense amount of zucchini I had to bake a couple of chocolate loaves. The addition of grated zucchini to the chocolate bread enhanced the luscious chocolaty aroma and gave the loaf a moist, rich texture. This was inspired by a recipe from my good friend Liren Baker of Kitchen Confidante. When sliced, this loaf serves 4 to 6 for desserts, snacks or sides.
Course: Brunch, Dessert, Merienda, Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian, Filipino
Keyword: Chocolate Zucchini Bread Loaf
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 777kcal


  • Loaf pan, 9-inch length


  • 2 cups grated zucchini from about two medium-sized zucchinis
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare a loaf pan, about 9-inches by lining it with parchment paper and greasing it. Put this aside.
  • Using a medium-sized bowl, combine the grated zucchini, brown and granulated sugars, eggs, oil and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Separately, whisk the dry ingredients together : the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Add the zucchini mixture to the dry ingredients. Blend well either by hand or using a stand mixer.
  • Stir by hand the chocolate chips into the batter. Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes at 350 F. Test for doneness by piercing the tip of a sharp, thin knife in the center. If knife comes clean, chocolate loaf is done. Allow the chocolate loaf to cool on the counter for a few minutes. Then invert on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To serve, slice the chocolate loaf and serve warm or at room temperature.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 777kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 5.9mg