A sweet treat with hidden veggies! This fluffy, chocolatey dessert bread gets a healthy dose of veggies by adding zucchini (kids won’t even know!). After grating the zucchini, place in a strainer over a bowl to catch excess moisture while you work on preparing the recipe.

Recipe and photography by Estela of Weekly Bite.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Servings 8 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Servings 8 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
A sweet treat with hidden veggies! This fluffy, chocolatey dessert bread gets a healthy dose of veggies by adding zucchini (kids won’t even know!). After grating the zucchini, place in a strainer over a bowl to catch excess moisture while you work on preparing the recipe. Recipe and photography by Estela of Weekly Bite.

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Potassium plays a crucial role in triggering every single heartbeat. With more potassium than a banana, zucchini can sufficiently provide the heart with this essential mineral.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Potassium plays a crucial role in triggering every single heartbeat. With more potassium than a banana, zucchini can sufficiently provide the heart with this essential mineral.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 small zucchini, grated
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray and set aside.
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. In separate bowl, beat sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Fold in zucchini. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Place pan on middle oven rack and bake 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before removing from pan.
Nutritional Value
  • Calories 201
  • Fat 11g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrates 24g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sodium 61mg
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sugar 12g
  • Calcium 12mg
  • Iron 1mg
Tags , , , , ,
Servings 8 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Servings 8 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
A sweet treat with hidden veggies! This fluffy, chocolatey dessert bread gets a healthy dose of veggies by adding zucchini (kids won’t even know!). After grating the zucchini, place in a strainer over a bowl to catch excess moisture while you work on preparing the recipe. Recipe and photography by Estela of Weekly Bite.

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Potassium plays a crucial role in triggering every single heartbeat. With more potassium than a banana, zucchini can sufficiently provide the heart with this essential mineral.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Potassium plays a crucial role in triggering every single heartbeat. With more potassium than a banana, zucchini can sufficiently provide the heart with this essential mineral.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 small zucchini, grated
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray and set aside.
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. In separate bowl, beat sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Fold in zucchini. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Place pan on middle oven rack and bake 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before removing from pan.
Nutritional Value
  • Calories 201
  • Fat 11g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrates 24g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sodium 61mg
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sugar 12g
  • Calcium 12mg
  • Iron 1mg

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