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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread with Walnuts

Learn how to make the best chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe you’ve ever had! Loaded with walnuts. Perfect for late summer, making the transition to fall baking.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Zucchini season is still upon us, and you’re probably wondering what to do with the extra zucchini that’s taking over your garden. My neighbors are trying to give away their extra zucchini in boxes out in front of their driveways! It’s a bit of a serious situation.

But don’t worry.

I have a delicious recipe for chocolate chip zucchini bread with walnuts that is going to make your day. And the days of anyone you choose to make loaves for. This recipe is a favorite, even to make for fall. It’s the perfect consistency, tastes great warm or cold, and gives me all the chocolate feels.

I’m so excited to share this awesome recipe with you! I hope you like it as well.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Recipe

Before we get into the recipe, I’d love to share some frequently asked questions about this bread. If you don’t need the info, just scroll to the bottom to get the skinny. Otherwise, I hope these are helpful!

Do you squeeze water out of zucchini for bread?

No, you don’t need to squeeze the water out of the zucchini. If you do, that’s fine. And if you find the bread is not done at 50 minutes because the zucchini was particularly wet, just bake it a bit longer.

Do you grate zucchini with skin on for zucchini bread?

Yep! There’s lots of fiber in the skin. Definitely don’t leave the skin out. Grate it right up with the rest of the zucchini!

Can I taste the zucchini in the recipe?

Nope. At least, I can’t. If your taste buds are very sensitive there could be a possibility – but you’ve got a lot of chocolate chips and some brown sugar in there that are the primary taste of this bread. It’s so delicious! This bread recipe is the perfect way to get kids using to the thought of eating zucchini.


Are you ready for the recipe? You’re going to love this amazing bread!

Chocolate chip zucchini bread with walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1 C Shredded zucchini (please measure a generous cup)
  • 1 1/2 C Flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs (whisked)
  • 1/4 C Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 C Applesauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 C Walnut pieces
  • 1/2 – 3/4 C Chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a loaf pan or line with parchment paper.

Use a grater to grate the zucchini – approximately 1 heaping cup. I’m a big fan of this grater because it makes quick work of the zucchini.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt.

Bowl with flour brown sugar and baking soda

In another bowl, mix together zucchini, eggs, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Be sure it’s mixed well.

Bowl with eggs oil applesauce and vanilla

Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing just until everything is well combined. Don’t keep stirring. You want to get the batter to the point where it is just mixed and no more.

Bowl with zucchini bread batter zucchini and walnuts

Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts, again, just until mixed and no longer. It helps to use a spatula or spoon for this.

Pour the bread batter into the baking loaf and bake for approximately 50 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe

Enjoy this chocolate chip zucchini bread with either cream cheese or butter or both. It’s perfect when it’s warm! But it also tastes great room temp as well.

Recipe for zucchini bread with chocolate chips

Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!

Yield: 1 loaf

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread with chocolate chips and walnuts

Learn how to make the most delicious zucchini bread with chocolate chips and walnuts! Everyone will love this, even those who don't enjoy veggies.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 C Shredded zucchini
  • 1 1/2 C Flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs (whisked)
  • 1/4 C Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 C Applesauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 C Walnut pieces
  • 3/4 C Chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. Use a grater to grate the zucchini - approximately 1 heaping cup.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt.
  4. In another bowl, mix together zucchini, eggs, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Be sure it’s mixed well.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing just until everything is well combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  7. Pour into the baking loaf and bake for approximately 50 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 6g

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