Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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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

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!

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.

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 12 pieces
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert, Bread, Kid Friendly

Description

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Recipe Type : Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, Kid Friendly Author: Krista Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 50 mins Total time: 55 mins Serves: 12 pieces


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. Fold in the zucchini, chocolate chip, and walnuts.
  7. Add the batter to prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. 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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60 Responses
  1. oh man, I am the QUEEN of writing stuff on my list that I’ve already done and crossing it off. so satisfying! What is wrong with us!! haha. Your list sounds daunting and very similar to mine, and makes me want to take a nap. OR just netflix with a plate of this warm bread.<<that please.

    1. Haha.. it really is. I just need to feel like I did something! Ya know! 🙂

      I’m pretty sure we need to meet up, tear up our lists, make a bowl of soup, some warm bread and binge watch netflix. Deal?

  2. Oh, I hear you on the list thing. I, too, write things down just so I can cross them off! Well, you can certainly cross off “post perfect zucchini bread” because this looks so good.

  3. Very yummy recipe! Will definitely be one of my new go to bread/muffin recipes! I say muffin because I it made it into 36 mini-muffins, which I baked for 13 minutes to perfection. I love the hint of nutmeg in them too! Beautifully moist and delicious! Oh, I had a little too much zucchini grated so I used 2 cups instead of the amount called for, didn’t seem to matter.

  4. Torrey

    This bread is amazing! So chocolately which you wouldn’t expect with the only chocolate coming for the chips. I left out the walnuts cuz I’m not a big fan of nuts in my breads but still delicious regardless. My husband wasn’t a fan but he’s like a toddler when it comes to eating veggies. My nephew, an actual toddler, LOVED it! 🙂

    1. haha… oh my gosh. I’m totally sitting here cracking up at your toddler comments! LOVE it! So glad you and the actual toddler enjoyed it. 🙂 I know my little guy loves this bread too, but he’s like me… addicted to chocolate.. hehe 🙂

    1. applesauce is cooked and pureed apples, you could probably just omit the applesauce if you don’t want to use it. It will still be super moist from the zucchini.

  5. Carrie

    Wow! Made this today as muffins, made 11 good size. I didn’t have nutmeg so added extra cinnamon. I also added 1/4 cup of unsweetened roasted coconut. Absolutely amazing!

  6. Melissa

    Great recipe, I would just like to add a warning to people to actually use the 8 by 8 pan! I put it in the loaf pan. Maybe it was also my oven, but the top passed the tooth pick test but turns out the bottom layer was still raw! This is a dense bread and needs the surface area to cook. The part j got to taste before I had to throw it out was amazing, though 🙁

    1. Ohhh so glad you liked the flavor. Major bummer that the bread didn’t turn out. I’m actually gonna be making it again this weekend so I’ll make adjustments to the recipe if it needs a longer cook time. Thanks Melissa!

  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. 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.

      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! 🙂

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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