Spiced Chocolate-Zucchini Bread


Not your typical zucchini bread! The zucchini gives this quick bread great moisture, but really it's an excellent way for chocolate lovers to get their daily vegetable intake! It's a great alternative to brownies.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 loaf


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups peeled and grated zucchini

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch ground allspice

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag chocolate chips

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


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

  2. Blend sugar and oil together in a mixing bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla; add grated zucchini. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, baking powder, and allspice. Hand mix in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, about 50 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use pecans instead of walnuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

550 Calories
32g Fat
65g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 550
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 249mg 5%

* 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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