Grandma's Chocolate Zucchini Bread


This super easy zucchini bread is so moist and chocolaty that it's easy to forget zucchini is in it! My husband even loves it and he's never been a fan of zucchini!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 loaves


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 cups grated unpeeled zucchini

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two loaf pans.

  2. Combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and baking powder in a medium bowl and mix together. Set aside.

  3. Cream sugar, butter, oil, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, until mixed. Mix the dry ingredients slowly into the sugar mixture on medium speed until incorporated. Gently add chocolate chips, zucchini, and walnuts with a spoon. Pour batter equally into the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into each loaf comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Don't overcook.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
17g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 138mg 3%

* 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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