Mom’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread – An Easy Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips

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Mom’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is quick and easy to put together and is a perfect way to use the zucchinis that just seem to appear in the garden overnight. Do you prefer zucchini bread without chocolate chips? Just leave them out.

Mom’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

This chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe is our mom’s go-to, fail-proof version. She has been using this zucchini recipe with chocolate chips (and we have been eating the final product) for years.

Our original recipe for this zucchini bread did not call for chocolate chips, but our family has a huge sweet tooth. We actually have a chocolate tooth, and now we won’t eat this bread without the chocolate chips.

The smell of this bread baking, especially the cinnamon aroma, is delightful, and takes us right back to our childhood. Mom would make dozens of loaves of this chocolate chip zucchini bread every summer. It’s good anytime but a piece of this homemade quick zucchini bread fresh out of the oven (well, you should let it cool for a bit) is heavenly.

Easy Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips

This zucchini bread recipe is so easy that kids can even make it with very little assistance.

Case in point, my 11-year-old daughter made this easy chocolate chip zucchini bread for her Foods projection in 4-H. All I did was supervise, and it turned out amazing.

Simple. Tasty. Easy. Delicious.

Other Zucchini Quick Bread Recipes

While our mom’s version of zucchini bread is our all-time favorite, we do have some other versions that are quite tasty.

Mom's Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is quick and easy to put together and is a perfect way to use the zucchinis that just seem to appear in the garden overnight.

Ingredient List for Easy Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips

Eggs

Vegetable Oil

Sugar

Zucchini, shredded

Vanilla Extract

Flour

Baking Soda

Salt

Ground Cinnamon

Baking Powder

Chocolate Chips (optional)

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP ZUCCHINI BREAD

For the full 2 loaf zucchini bread recipe, scroll to the bottom of this post.

  1. Add eggs, oil, sugar, zucchini, and vanilla to a mixer bowl; mix until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing after each addition until just incorporated.
  4. In a small bowl, mix chocolate chips with 1 T. flour.
  5. Stir chocolate chips into batter by hand.
  6. Pour into 2 loaf pans that have been sprayed generously with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips if desired.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes About Classic Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips:

  • Some classic zucchini bread recipes ask you to drain the zucchini or remove excess moisture. You do not need to do this for our version.  Just grate and add.
  • The easiest way to grate a zucchini is with a food processor and a grater plate; however, you can absolutely use an old fashioned hand grater if that’s all you have. Check out our Amazon Store for some of our favorite kitchen gadgets.
  • This recipe makes 2 loaves of zucchini bread.
  • Do not over-mix once the flour has been added. You don’t want a tough bread.
  • The chocolate chips are truly optional. Leave them out it you want a regular zucchini bread recipe.
  • Coat the chocolate chips with flour to ensure they don’t fall to the bottom of the classic zucchini bread.
  • To ensure the loaves come out of the pan easy, be sure to spray generously with nonstick cooking spray or go old fashioned and grease and flour.
  • Our chocolate chip zucchini bread also freezes great. Wrap it in plastic wrap and then a layer of foil. We have pulled loaves that are over a year old from the freezer, and they still taste great!
  • Want a version of zucchini bread that features applesauce and honey instead of sugar? Try our Moist Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.
  • Looking for additional ways to use up all that zucchini? Try our Zucchini Pie, Cheesy Zucchini Casserole, Zucchini Quiche, Spicy Roasted Zucchini, Butterscotch Zucchini Cake, and Chocolate Glazed Zucchini Bread.

Recipes to Use Up Garden Zucchini

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Have a bounty of zucchini? Use it up with a huge batch of Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies.  These soft, moist cookies are a hit with kids, and they won't even realize they are eating their veggies!

Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini

Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini

Stir Fried Italian Zucchini

With six simple ingredients and a large skillet, you can make Stir Fried Italian Zucchini, the perfect side dish for almost any dinner.

Zucchini Tomato Bacon Bake 

Zucchini Tomato Bacon Bake is the a new spin on zucchini casserole.  Chunks of zucchini are baked in a homemade marinara sauce and topped with crispy bacon.

Mom's Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is quick and easy to put together and is a perfect way to use the zucchinis that just seem to appear in the garden overnight.
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4.50 from 4 votes

Mom's Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Mom's Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is quick to put together and is a perfect way to use the zucchinis that just seem to appear in the garden overnight. Like zucchini bread without chocolate chips, just leave them out.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 2 loaf zucchini bread, chocolate chip zucchini bread, classic zucchini bread, zucchini bread with chocolate chips
Servings: 20
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon flour

Instructions

  • Add eggs, oil, sugar, grated zucchini to a large mixing bowl and blend until mixed well.
    Shred the zucchini and then measure it. No need to squeeze excess moisture out of it.
  • Add vanilla and combine.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and baking powder.
    Sift together dry ingredients for this zucchini bread.
  • Add flour mixture slowly to wet ingredients, blending after each addition until just incorporated.
    Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Coat chocolate chips with the 1 T. flour.
    Coat chocolate chips with tablespoon of flour before mixing into batter.
  • Stir chocolate chips into batter by hand.
    Stir chocolate chips into batter by hand.
  • Pour into 2 loaf pans that have been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • If desired, sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
    Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of loaf before putting into oven.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for one hour until toothpick comes clean when inserted in the middle of the loaf.
    Mom's Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is quick and easy to put together and is a perfect way to use the zucchinis that just seem to appear in the garden overnight.

Notes

  • Some classic zucchini bread recipes ask you to drain the zucchini or remove excess moisture. You do not need to do this for our version.  Just grate and add.
  • The easiest way to grate a zucchini is with a food processor and a grater plate; however, you can absolutely use an old fashioned hand grater if that's all you have.
  • This is a 2 loaf zucchini bread recipe.
  • Do not over-mix once the flour has been added. You don't want a tough bread.
  • The chocolate chips are truly optional. Leave them out it you want a regular zucchini bread recipe. 
  • Coat the chocolate chips with flour to ensure they don't fall to the bottom of the classic zucchini bread. 
  • To ensure the loaves come out of the pan easy, be sure to spray generously with nonstick cooking spray or go old fashioned and grease and flour. 
  • Our chocolate chip zucchini bread also freezes great. Wrap it in plastic wrap and then a layer of foil. We have pulled loaves that are over a year old from the freezer, and they still taste great!
  • Want a version of zucchini bread that features applesauce and honey instead of sugar? Try our Moist Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.
  • Looking for additional ways to use up all that zucchini? Try our Zucchini Pie, Cheesy Zucchini Casserole, Zucchini Quiche, Spicy Roasted Zucchini, Butterscotch Zucchini Cake, and Chocolate Glazed Zucchini Bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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20 Comments

  1. I loved the initial idea of putting things in blender but was concerned of over mixing. I have a vita mix and would suggest using a mixing bowl instead. Great recipe, thx!

    1. Andrea – The 1 Tablespoon of flour at the end of the ingredients is to coat the chocolate chips. There’s 3 cups of flour earlier in the ingredients list for the bread itself!

  2. What would the cooking time be for muffins instead? My family eats this bread so quickly that I figured muffins would be an easier way to portion.

    1. We haven’t done the conversion for this specific recipe…but a general rule of thumb is raise oven temp 25-50 degrees F and cut baking time in half when making muffins. So oven temp between 375-400 F and cooking time between 25-30 minutes (check a few minutes sooner on first batch). It should make a couple dozen regular size muffins. Good luck!

  3. What brand of chocolate chips do you prefer? I’m not a baker but I love zucchini bread so I’m going for your recipe! I want to make sure I get this right and I know they all have their own flavor, thanks so much!

    1. We use different brands of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Can’t go wrong with Nestle but we also use the Aldi brand quite often!

  4. Loved the bread and easy to make, unfortunately my chocolate chips even though coated with flour went to the bottom of the bread and stuck to the bottom of the pan. Not sure what went wrong.

  5. This is my all time go to zucchini chocolate chip bread! I make 6-8 loaves every summer & freeze them for winter! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious & user friendly recipe ♥️

  6. I added walnuts too, and simply added the nuts and chocolate chips to the flour bowl to coat before adding to the wet ingredients. In the oven now. I’m sure it’ll turn out. I’ve made all kinds of zucchini breads. Thanks for the double loaf recipe!

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