chocolate zucchini bread


I’m sneaking this delicious zucchini bread recipe in just before my kids start school. This zucchini bread recipe really is delicious. A friend of mine at work grows zucchini and her garden was bursting at the seams. She brought me a huge zucchini that was just begging for me to bake it. Those huge zucchini’s are perfect for this zucchini bread. I usually have enough zucchini to make this recipe twice, which leaves me with a lot of zucchini bread. Luckily, it’s perfect for freezing so we can enjoy this bread for months! It’s also a perfect home-baked snack to put in my kiddos school lunches. Here’s the recipe (which came from my friend who gave me the zucchini):


1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup soft margarine
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour milk (I just add a splash of vinegar to my milk)
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 1/2 cups flour
4 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt


1. Preheat oven to 325F

2. In a large bowl (or the bowl of my gorgeous new kitchenaid mixer!!!), mix all of the above ingredients.


3. Pour into greased loaf pans. This recipe will make either 2 regular sized loaves, or 12 mini loaves.

4. Bake until done. My regular-sized loaves generally take 65 minutes, and my mini loaves bake in 30 minutes.


Now I always get a large zucchini, so I’m able to make this recipe two or three times. That gives me a lot of zucchini bread to freeze. I store them in freezer bags marked with the date and they freeze well for up to 6 months.



These loaves are really moist and delicious, and they’re just perfect for slicing and making cute shapes for the kiddos! It’s also a perfect snack for the kids lunch boxes.



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11 thoughts on “chocolate zucchini bread

  1. little macaroon.

    More cross than ever that we haven’t had enough sunshine for the courgettes to get going this summer! I’m going to keep this recipe for another year though, when hopefully we’ll be back to our ridiculous 8lbs a day courgette “problem”!

  2. skuggs

    Nice recipe. I’ll be trying this this afternoon because I have a zucchini as big as my arm needing something done to it. I usually make courgette muffins but this will be a nice change.

    NO KitchenAid jealously here at all…not.

  3. HeatherB

    This is the best zucchini loaf that I have ever made! Delicious! And my children love it too!
    I am going to try and make it again but gluten free. I hope it turns out.


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