Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

This healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread is so rich and moist that no one will ever know there’s zucchini in it. With walnut in every bite!
PREP TIME:20minutes 
COOK TIME:55minutes 
TOTAL TIME:1hour  15minutes 
YIELD: 16 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
CUISINE: American


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (preferably Dutch-process)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate (melted)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (1 3/4 ounces)
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (from 1 large (squeezed well with a dishcloth))
  • Baking spray


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Spray two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • Whisk eggs, sugar, applesauce, oil, vanilla and melted chocolate in another large bowl until blended.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  • Fold in zucchini and walnuts.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake the loaves 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes. Invert onto rack and cool completely.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 190.5kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSodium: 147mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 14.5g
– W…W Points: 8
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