Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread – Two Peas & Their Pod


Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread-This ultra-moist zucchini bread is dotted with chocolate chips, making it the perfect loaf of zucchini bread! You will love the chocolate addition!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

You guys LOVE my chocolate chip banana bread so I thought it was time I came up with a chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe for you to enjoy. Ok, I was being a little selfish because I really wanted to eat chocolate chip zucchini bread, but I knew you would love it too, so it’s a win-win for everyone! I have to say I hit a home run with this recipe. This chocolate chip zucchini bread is perfection!

The chocolate chips in this zucchini bread are just enough to entice even the pickiest of eaters without being chocolate overload! The way they melt throughout the loaf while baking makes for a really delicious quick bread that I think you’ll be making over and over again. I think you’ll love how easy this one is to make…and you’ll love it even more once you take your first warm bite!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread in pan

Tips for Baking with Zucchini

  • No need to peel the zucchini! So many of the nutrients found in zucchini are actually right there in the peel and it tastes great.
  • Use a box grater to shred it down to baking size. I just use the regular size slots, not the miniature ones, when grating zucchini for baking.
  • You don’t need to squeeze out the liquid! I prefer leaving it in to bring extra moisture and flavor to my baked goods. If you are using a HUGE zucchini and it is extra watery, you can squeeze out a little liquid, but don’t wring it out completely or your bread will be dry.
Easy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

How to Make Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

There are a few things you can do to make sure you get the BEST zucchini bread possible! Here are all my tried-and-true tips for making your best loaf yet:

  • Use a 9×5 loaf pan. I don’t recommend a dark pan because it makes your bread brown quickly. I always suggest metal over glass. Grease your pan with cookin spray before you begin mixing so it’s all ready to bake!
  • Whisk dry ingredients together first: flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt.
  • Grate the zucchini using a box grater. For this recipe you need 1 cup of grated zucchini, about 2 zucchini. If your garden produces a massive zucchini, you won’t need the entire zucchini:)
  • Using brown sugar instead of granulated brings SO MUCH flavor to this zucchini bread!
  • Melt and cool your butter. This is a quick step that gives your zucchini bread a delicious, buttery, cake-like flavor.
  • Room temperature eggs! You can set eggs from the fridge into a bowl of hot water while you prepare other ingredients and they’ll be ready just in time.
  • Never skip vanilla extract! If you can, use pure vanilla extract or even vanilla bean paste.
  • Mix the liquids together, then add the dry ingredients, mixing until they’re just BARELY combined. Over mixing will cause your zucchini bread to sink in the middle, and nobody liked a sunken loaf! Mixing by hand is a great way to make sure you don’t over mix. Just fold everything together with a spoon or spatula!
  • Fold in the chocolate chips last. I always use semi-sweet, but milk, dark, or even white chocolate chips would be delicious!
  • Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Melted chocolate on the toothpick is normal, just make sure there’s no gooey zucchini bread batter! If the top is browned but the center isn’t done, draping a piece of aluminum foil over the top will keep it from getting too dark while the inside finishes baking.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges with a butter knife and remove from the pan to finish cooling on a wire rack. Slice, serve, and fall in love with your new favorite zucchini bread recipe!

Have Some Fun With Add-Ins!

While semi-sweet chocolate chips are a crowd favorite for adding into zucchini bread, don’t be afraid to mix it up and try some other additions!

  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Chocolate chunks…of any variety
  • Chopped pecans
  • Chopped walnuts

How to Store Zucchini Bread

Once cooled, you’ll want to wrap your loaf in plastic wrap and store it on the counter for up to four days! It will last longer in the refrigerator, but refrigerating the bread can also dry it out. I prefer to store it at room temperature and let’s be honest, a loaf never lasts four days. We usually devour the entire loaf in one or two days:)

You can also freeze your zucchini bread! Freeze the cooled zucchini bread in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag with all the air removed for up to three months. Wrapping in plastic wrap then foil also works well for freezing. Pro tip-freeze slices of zucchini bread! This allows you to grab one slice at a time, let it come to room temperature, and enjoy. You could also warm it in the toaster oven–yum!

More Zucchini Bread Recipes:

Best Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
  • 1 3/4
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons
    baking powder
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    nutmeg
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    ground ginger
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    kosher salt
  • 3/4
    cup
    packed brown sugar
  • 2
    large eggs,
    at room temperature
  • 1/2
    cup
    unsalted butter,
    melted and slightly cooled
  • 2
    cups
    shredded zucchini
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4
    cups
    chocolate chips,
    divided
  • 1
    tablespoon
    turbinado sugar,
    for sprinkling on bread

Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Amount Per Serving

Calories 301
Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13g
20%

Saturated Fat 8g
40%

Cholesterol 50mg
17%

Sodium 241mg
10%

Potassium 201mg
6%

Total Carbohydrates 42g
14%

Dietary Fiber 2g
8%

Sugars 26g

Protein 4g
8%

Vitamin A
7.9%

Vitamin C
8.7%

Calcium
7.3%

Iron
8.4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Keywords

easy, zucchini bread

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