Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes a moist, delicious recipe perfect for serving for breakfast, brunch, a snack or even dessert! It’s one of our family favorite zucchini recipes!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes a moist, delicious recipe perfect for serving for breakfast, brunch, a snack or even dessert! //

One of my favorite ways to incorporate a little bit of green into our baked goods is with zucchini. I remember growing up, Mama would make her zucchini bread throughout the summer and I always thought it was absolutely delicious and never questioned why in the world she included zucchini into it! It was too good to worry about those little details.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

Now that I’m a good bit older, I still don’t question the logic. I just know that it makes for an ultra-moist bread recipe that can easily pass for cake and makes a great way to get more vegetables into my teenage son while using that most prolific green vegetable!


This chocolate zucchini bread definitely is moist and tender and depending on how finely you grate your zucchini, you could sneak it right past the most finicky of eaters – if you are into that sort of thing. Maybe you could wait until the second bite for the full disclosure. Ha!

My chocolate zucchini bread also uses melted coconut oil which does leave a slight coconut scent and flavor to the bread. You can substitute softened butter and cream it with the sugar if you prefer or could even use a lighter flavor oil such as grapeseed instead.

Here’s my chocolate zucchini bread recipe. I think your whole family will go nuts over it!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes a moist, delicious recipe perfect for serving for breakfast, brunch, a snack or even dessert!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated, unpeeled zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips optional


  • Preheat oven to 325º F. Prepare a loaf pan with butter or shortening and lightly flouring. Set aside. Cream together coconut oil and sugars until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, making sure well combined before adding the next. Add flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and espresso powder and slowly combine with egg mixture. Stir in grated zucchini, vanilla and chocolate chips, if using.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center, about 1 hour. Allow bread to cool in the pan for about five minutes before turning out onto a serving tray.
  • Store under a cake dome or in an airtight container. Freezes well.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1.7% | Vitamin C: 3.4% | Calcium: 3.3% | Iron: 7.3%
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Robyn xo

15 comments on “Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe”

  1. A healthier chocolate bread? My waist line thanks you!!

  2. Hi Robyn. Can’t wait to make this recipe! What is espresso powder?

  3. After reading about your recipe on chocolate zucchini bread, I would love to bake it sometime.

  4. I am DEFINITELY sharing with my mama, who always has a bumper crop of zucchini and loves chocolate – it’s the dream combination!! Thanks Robyn! xo

  5. This is delicious! I made it yesterday. My husband said that he wasn’t sharing this with his work friends because he liked it so much. It makes a nice “heavy” loaf. I love the hint of coconut from the oil. I think I better freeze half of it for later since at this moment it is beckoning me from across the room to have another slice. It is very rich in flavor, enjoy it with coffee or milk. This one is a keeper. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. This sounds sooooo delicious!! LOVE!

  7. Made this… sooo delicious! Thanks for sharing it!
    I am going to try and make it in muffin form, next.

  8. What can i use to substitute the coconut oil as I am allergic to that?

    • Hi Amanda,
      You could use butter as a replacement in this recipe. I hate to hear you are allergic to coconut oil, but I’ve heard that from a few others recently! I hope you enjoy it! xo

  9. Cake stuck to bottom. Anyone know why this happens.

  10. Is the coconut oil measured before or after it is melted?

  11. Robyn, luv all of your recipes. Should I squeeze the moisture out of the zucchini?

  12. Using zucchini seems interesting! However, I think that we almost cannot feel the zucchini’s flavour because the taste of chocolate is so strong, isn’t it?
    – Natalie Ellis

  13. This is an absolutely Outstanding recipe! I am a chocolate lover and this absolutely hits the spot 🙂

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