Better Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread


Traditional zucchini bread using some healthy alternatives but still moist and delicious. If loaves get too dark when cooking, cover the loaf pans with aluminum foil.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
2 loaves zucchini bread


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup ground flax seed

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup applesauce

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups grated zucchini, or more to taste

  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease two 8x4-inch loaf pans.

  2. Whisk flour, flax, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Beat white sugar, vegetable oil, applesauce, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract together in another bowl. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture until batter is well-mixed. Fold zucchini and chocolate chips into batter; pour batter into prepared loaf pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center of a loaf comes out clean, about 60 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing loaves from pans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
11g Fat
44g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 274mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 165mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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