Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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This Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is the zucchini bread recipe you’ve been waiting for! It’s moist, healthy, and downright deliciously addicting.

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread 

Does your mind ever go all over the place?

I finally had time to think, to sit down, be silent and focus …. but my mind is going a million miles a minute. There’s so much stuff I want to do. I want to improve my blog, I need to fix a few glitches, to make it look pretty (cuz we all know a girl needs things to be “pretty”), to improve the way you search for recipes, to improve my business and grow my network with brands … the list goes on and on.

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Then my mind starts going to my family life. How I can continually work on teaching Cason character lessons about things like respect, having a kind heart, being confident, being PATIENT, and being thankful.

I want to have people over for dinner, but we haven’t done that since we moved.

I want to finish designing the new house we are going to build!

I want a date night with my hubbie … oh and see the new Jason Bourne movie!

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My list is getting bigger as I keep writing. Sheesh!

Does anyone else have a list like this? One that just keeps growing and growing?

The problem is life happens and I don’t get to mark those things off my list .. and if you know me … marking things off “my list” is important to me. I will even write something down on my “to do list” that I have already done, just so that I can mark it off! haha.. I know pretty pathetic! But it makes me feel accomplished!

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I don’t think there is anything wrong with making lists or even having a running list of larger items that you want to someday accomplish. The problem is when the list starts to define you and you measure your “accomplishments” or “success” by how much of that list you’ve finished.

So … here’s to throwing the list out the window!

Err…. not throwing it out the window cuz I can’t do that … I like my list … but NOT letting it define us! Can I get an amen!

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In celebration of our new found freedom let’s celebrate … with Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. Shall we?

Just so you know and you don’t get mad at me later. This bread is seriously addicting and is crazy moist. There are no if’s and’s or but’s about it… most likely you will have 2 pieces at a time. It’s that good! Or maybe you won’t and I just have self-control issues. Either way you’re gonna love this bread.

It’s loaded with zucchini (woohoo), made with whole wheat flour, honey (instead of sugar), has a nice warmth to it from the cinnamon and nutmeg, a crunch from the walnuts, with dark chocolate in every bite! You can’t get better than that!

Ughh… come to momma!

Bon Appetit sweet friends, hope this recipe gets you through the rest of the week!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread - it's the Zucchini Bread Recipe you've been waiting for! This bread is moist, healthy from a few simple swaps, and down right deliciously addicting! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 pieces 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is the zucchini bread recipe you’ve been waiting for! It’s moist, healthy, and downright deliciously addicting.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup grated zucchini (about 1 1/2 zucchinis)
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 8×4 loaf pan by greasing the bottom and sides (you can grease with coconut oil, butter, or PAM cooking spray) Lightly dust with flour and shake out excess flour.
  3. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Whisk together.
  4. In a large bowl, add honey, unsweetened applesauce, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until smooth.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until everything is combined.
  6. Squeeze grated zucchini to remove any excess liquid.
  7. Fold in the zucchini, chocolate chip, and walnuts.
  8. Add the batter to prepared loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Serve.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 258
  • Sugar: 19 g
  • Sodium: 166 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 17 mg

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56 Responses
  1. Mindy

    This recipe is so good! I actually make muffins instead. It makes about 12 muffins. I bake at 350 for 22-25 mins. Perfect for kids lunches- they love them! 👍🏻

  2. Sue

    This is pretty good, but too sweet. I’m wondering if it would bake as nicely with half the choc chips, half the honey, and more zucchini to replace the moisture from the honey?
    Thanks.

  3. Kira

    Thought this recipe was super yummy, from what I could taste. I followed the directions exactly and cooked it for 40min to be safe but it wasn’t done in the middle. I cooked it for an additional 10min and it still wasn’t done so I cooked it for 10 more and it still wasn’t done in the middle! I see some other folks had this issue too, am I doing something wrong? I used a 8×4 loaf pan but should I use a different one? Did I possibly stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients too much?

    1. Krista

      No. I have actually modified the recipe since then. The zucchini when baked was making the bread super moist and leaving it uncooked in the middle, if you squeeze some of the liquid out before adding the grated zucchini to the batter it comes out perfect!

  4. Bea

    This looks so good! But I have a couple of questions, why use both baking powder and soda, and can I sub it for all-purpose flour and still get the same results?

  5. Lindsey

    I have made this several times now! It is a big hit with the whole family and I feel like I’m sneaking some healthy foods into dessert. 😉 Love your recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Natalya

    Do you squeeze out excess juice from your zucchini once it is grated or do just put it in just as it is once you grate it. Please let me know.

      1. Anna

        Sorry I see there are several comments but I am a little confused about what pan to use. Is it a 8×4 or 9×5 loaf pan? An 8×8 would be a square pan but that doesn’t make sense because the photos show that it is a loaf. ?? Looks great but if you could please clarify that would be awesome! 🙂

  7. K E

    Love the photography. It definitely drew me in. Made a double recipe so we could eat one now and freeze one for later. My kids loved it, but for all of the ingredients it required (who keeps coconut oil in their pantry? and why would you want to?) I expected more. The baking temperature was either too hot or the cook time was too long as they come out very dark and crunchy on the outside under the conditions described. The recipe also calls for an 8×8 loaf pan. But all the pictures are clearly not from an 8×8 pan. What kind of loaf pan is square?

    1. Krista

      Hey KE, sorry about that. The 8×8 was a typo I changed it to 8×4 which is what is should be and what the photos show. 🙂 Glad you’re kids liked the recipe.

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