This chocolate chip zucchini bread is moist and flavourful, naturally sweetened and packed with grated zucchini and melt in your mouth chocolatey goodness.
Before making this recipe, I have to admit I had never made zucchini bread before. I tried it here and there but I was pretty loyal to my banana bread. Why would I want zucchini in my bread?! Which I know sounds a bit odd coming from me, the queen veggies and green smoothies, but after my third attempt at this recipe I was pretty hooked! Baking this bread will make your kitchen smell heavenly with hints of cinnamon and chocolate swirling around.
I know most zucchini bread recipes have a ton of white sugar, oil, and processed white flour. But those ingredients just do not exist in my kitchen. This recipe is super easy to make, contains no refined sugars and is made with wholesome ingredients. How baking should be! The hardest part is squeezing all the water out of the shredded zucchini. You’ve really got to put some muscle into it! What I love about this recipe is that it’s not too sweet. It’s sweetened with banana, a hint of honey and of course a little semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can skip the chocolate chips all together or replace with chopped walnuts if you’d like.
This bread is a great way to use up zucchini and you don’t even have to peel it. The trick with using zucchini in your baked goods is squeezing out the moisture as much as you can. Otherwise you will end up with a very wet and soggy bread. The funny thing about using zucchini in baked goods is that you don’t even taste the zucchini. It adds a subtle sweetness and incredible moistness to the bread, making you forget that it’s even in there.
Enjoy this bread at room temperature with your favourite tea or coffee for breakfast, mid-afternoon snack, or even dessert. You can even add a dollop of nut butter for added protein and healthy fats- yum!
For more delicious baked goods check out my One Bowl Hemp Banana Bread , Apple Chai Spiced Cake, and 1 Bowl Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins.
I would love to know what desserts or baked goods you would like to see me do next. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on zucchini bread, are you yay or nay?
If you make this recipe, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations!
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can I replace the 1/2 cup almond flour with spelt flour (it is expensive and hard to find in my country ). thank you a lot.
I made this for the first time tonight and it was amazing! This is actually the first recipe I have ever made of yours and I just loved how it turned out. It was sweet but not too sweet and had a great texture. I’m for sure going to make this again and try some of your other recipes. Thank you for creating this!
I was wondering if I can replace spelt flour for oat flour or coconut flour, in the chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe? And what difference would it make?
Hi Krystel! I haven’t recipe tested it, but you should be ok to replace the spelt flour with oat flour. Coconut flour won’t work very well because it absorbs a lot of liquid. 3 tbsp of oat flour replaces 1 cup of spelt flour. It might make the bread a little more dense. Again, I haven’t recipe tested this but its worth a try! Let me know how it turns out if you make it!