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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Updated: Nov 26, 2022

Zucchini bread is the perfect way to use up summer’s most abundant bounty. Zucchini adds a ton of moisture without adding any flavor making it the perfect way to sneak vegetables into sweet treats. This ultra-moist and tender cake-like bread has freshly grated zucchini folded into a flavor-packed and perfectly spiced quick bread batter studded with chocolate chips. Great for breakfast, dessert, or a mid-day snack, this deliciously soft bread also incorporates sour cream for added flavor and a hint of tanginess.

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Makes 2 loaves


Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil

  • ½ cup full-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt (optional, but adds moisture and flavor, and gives the bread a soft and tender crumb)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup light brown sugar

  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2¼ cups grated zucchini (unpeeled)

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two 9x5-inch loaf pans with parchment paper leaving an overhang on the sides. Spray the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, sour cream, sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

  4. Gradually fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Do not overmix. (The batter will be very thick.) Fold in the grated zucchini and chocolate chips until incorporated.

  5. Evenly divide the batter between the two prepared pans. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the breads from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes in the pan. Then use the parchment paper overhangs to lift the breads out of the pans and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing and serving.

Have an abundance of garden fresh zucchini and looking for a sweet way to use it up?! This versatile vegetable can be shredded and incorporated into many classic baked goods for added moisture, texture, and nutrition. Check out these other sweet zucchini treats:

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