Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread – tender and moist zucchini bread made with whole wheat flour and lots of chocolate chips!
Do you have a favorite produce or favorite thing to make with summer produce? I look forward to zucchini every year, because I love to make zucchini bread. There are lots of over things like Zucchini Fritters that are high up on the list too. Zucchini has to be one of my favorite produce of the summer and if I don’t grow it in my garden I always stock up at the farmers market.
I tend to sneak zucchini in a lot of different things just to get my family more veggies. I add shredded zucchini to turkey burgers sometimes, and they have no clue. Just makes them extra juicy. But my favorite thing to make is zucchini bread.
This is my go to zucchini bread recipe. I use white whole wheat flour so you get extra whole grains and a little less guilt when you eat it. Chocolate and zucchini go so well together, so you know this turns into chocolate chip zucchini bread! Adding in walnuts is another tasty addition.
Chocolate zucchini bread is another staple if you want to go full on chocolate flavor. But sometimes you want just a little chocolate in each bite. I know, who would have thought this self proclaimed chocoholic would say that. And if you really want to go crazy these Zucchini Muffins are a staple in our freezer once zucchini is in season. I have been making them for years and they are still our favorite.
How to Make Zucchini Bread
Shredded zucchini obviously the staple in any zucchini bread recipe. Whether you want to peel it or not is completely up to you. It works well either way. Sometimes I take the off, just so you can’t see the green in whatever you are making. In something like Zucchini Brownies you really don’t want to see green bits.
Be sure to follow the recipe whether you need to drain the zucchini or not. Sometimes the moisture from the zucchini is needed in the recipe, other times there is added milk or other liquid that is called for in the recipe. If draining it works best to place the shredded zucchini in a clean towel. Then just wring it out until it is completely drained.
The really nice thing about this zucchini bread recipe is the whole wheat flour. You can use all-purpose if that is what you have, it will work out perfectly! But to get a little whole grains in your family and not have them notice one bit, makes you feel a little bit better.
So be sure to pick up some extra zucchini this year, because this chocolate chip zucchini bread is going to be a huge hit! I I even freeze the loaf for later and it thaws perfectly.
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- 3 cups white whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbls vanilla extract
- 2 cups shredded zucchini (do not drain)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9x5 inch loaf pans with non-stick spray. Set aside
In a large bowl sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl mix together eggs, oil, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until well combined. Add to the flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
Stir in zucchini until well blended.
Fold in chocolate chips
Divide equally into the 2 loaf pans. Bake for 45-65 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack, before removing from the pan to cool completely.
Adapted from Allrecipes