Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is a favorite in my house!

A new season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey has started.
I live in New Jersey and wasn’t asked to be part of the cast…which is, I know, I know, really unbelievable.
I think it might be because I am not Italian.
Or maybe because I don’t live in a ginormous house with lots of marble.
…or maybe because I have nice friends…
you know, not the kind of friends that pull out my “weave” or call me a “prostitution whore”.
MAYBE it’s because I have never use the word “matriarch” to describe myself or because I’ve never called my husband “juicy”.
Or it could be because I drive a minivan, not a Range Rover.
Possibly it’s because I don’t attend events that require me to “walk the runway” in feathered accessories
…or because I don’t have a lot of bedazzled clothing.
Maybe I wasn’t considered because I am not tan all year long, or have super long french manicured nails?
Should I start practicing the table flip?  or ask my husband to get a questionable job in “real estate development”…you think?
Any way you slice it I don’t think I am in the running for newest cast member.
Speaking of slicing…do you guys have a good kitchen knife?
Wait…maybe that’s why Bravo hasn’t called yet…because I can be trusted with a knife!
Yes, that’s totally why…because ya know, those Housewives are crazy y’all!
Anyways, you guys have GOT to try this knife
It’s the 7″ Santoku Knife from Ergo Chef.
The people over Ergo Chef have, in my opinion, developed the perfect go-to kitchen knife.
Their line of knives have the most ideal shape, angle and design for slicing, dicing and chopping.
The ergonomic handle fits perfect in your hand…it just FEELS good to hold.
I think every kitchen needs a good knife..and I wouldn’t say this unless I meant it..the Santoku knife has become a staple in my kitchen.
It’s like all sciencey and stuff.
Now onto the Zucchini bread…
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread, actually

You’ll need some grated zucchini…

Mix up your batter and don’t forget the chocolate chips!

Bake and drizzle some glaze.  Glaze is good.


Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes 2 loaves



  • 2 cups grated zucchini (approx 1 large zucchini or 2 small)
  • 3 eggs (lightly whisked)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp.cinnamon
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For glaze:

  • 3 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup (plus more if needed) powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°
  2. Spray 2 8×4 loaf pans with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl stir until combined zucchini, eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Mix (about 50 strokes) until incorporated.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Divide the batter equally between the two pans and bake 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool and remove from pans.

For glaze:

  1. Combine all ingredients and using a handheld mixer beat together until smooth adding more milk or powdered sugar until the consistency you desire is achieved.
  2. When the loaves have cooled drizzle the glaze on top.

126 Responses

  1. Jennifurla

    This looks fantastic. I need new knives because my current set is about 9 years old and from Target…it is in a world of hurt these days.

  2. Colleen

    Oh, pick me! I have basically one kitchen knife. I make it do for everything. And let me tell you, it's just not cutting it! (yes, pun was definitely intended.)

  3. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    I love the look of that zuccini bread! I need a new knife to give to my sister who doesn't have any good knives in her collection!

  4. Karen

    I also have just one good knife to use in the kitchen. I'd love to expand that! And I love chocolate chips in banana bread, so I'm sure this recipe would be just as good.

  5. Lori

    My husband and I (who will be married for 9 years in July) are still using the same hand-me-down knives I got from my grandma when I started grad school 12 YEARS AGO!!! We definitely need new knives (it's on our Christmas lists this year πŸ™‚ )

  6. FromTheHeartsOf

    OMG I love the Real Housewives, especially Jersey, boy what does that say about me. Oh well, I love Zucchini Bread even more, and chocolate even more than that lol. Do I redeem myself? πŸ™‚

  7. Lori

    That Zucchini bread looks delicious! I shared the giveaway on fb, I'd love some new kitchen knives!

  8. Patti

    Darn…now I wish I would have bought zucchini the other day instead of summer squash. πŸ™ That looks really good right now.

  9. Food Glorious Food!

    Great looking looking bread! Love the knife but will never be mine.. I never have the luck πŸ™‚

  10. Alexis

    I shared on facebook!!

    I LOVE the Real Housewives shows (except Atlanta). They are like watching a train wreck and I find that my mouth starts to hang open at the atrocious things that come out of their mouths.

    I (@alexisadidier) follow you on twitter!!

  11. Karen

    Did it! And this post is sooo meant to be for me. I just grated like 4 zucchini yesterday and hadn't decided what to do with them yet AND I have a random 6 ounces of cream cheese in the fridge that needs to be used. Double batch? I think so.

  12. Trish - Sweetology101

    Trish here…I follow and tweeted on twitter (that was a mouthful or handful I guess since I am typing). Shared on FB too. I love Teresa on the RHONJ…but all time fav is Tamara, no wait..Kim Z…no maybe I need a life. But seriously, from Bev Hills those ladies rock. We were in CA and ate at Villa Blanca and her hubby was there and was very very nice to all the "groupies"..of which I was one.

  13. Anonymous

    hi! i don't have a facebook account! really! can i still be entered into the knife giveaway? if so, lvl122 at hotmail dot com! thanks!

  14. Kristie Maynard

    This recipe looks fabulous. I love zucchini bread and the added chocolate and glaze on top……well what can I say, but YUM!!!
    I shared your link on my facebook page. Looking forward to hearing from you. Hee hee! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  15. kdy12570

    Always looking for a good zucchini bread recipe–can't wait to try it out–thanks! I shared on my facebook page–please enter me to win!!
    princesspeanutsmommy at gmail dot com

  16. TuffGuy

    I shared- (and now for more sharing) is it me or does the paring knife always dull first? I go through those twice as fast as any other knife…

  17. Jessi Timmermans

    I shared, and I love this blog, giggled all the way through it, and your bread recipie sounds tasty too! looking forward to reading more!

  18. All That's Left Are The Crumbs

    Great giveaway! Maybe if I won these knives I could convince my husband that the rest of our 15+ year-old knives need replacing. I shared on Facebook.

  19. elliesbites

    I shared on facebook! They're not asking me to join the cast either. Probably because I live in south Jersey. It's a whole different state.

  20. The Sneaky Mommy

    I shared this on facebook!
    Just planted my zucchini plants…hopefully in 40ish days we'll be giving this recipe a try! Looks delicious!

  21. SprinkleBakes

    I'm looking forward to lots of zucchini from the garden this year. I love zucchini bread, bookmarking your recipe.

    Great givaway! And yes, you are far too classy to be a RHONJ. πŸ™‚

  22. Joanne

    Well, if it makes you feel any better, the Real Housewives of NY didn't ask ME either. Maybe it's because I'm not a housewife. Maybe it's because I'm too literate. Unclear.

    Not sure that I can be trusted with a knife….but that one sounds awesome! I'm actually in the market for a new knife since the one I have is shameful. I shared the link!

  23. Theresa

    Oh this looks yummy! The kids love zucchini bread as long as it has the choc chips in it πŸ™‚

    I shared the link!

  24. KitchenTherapy

    Thats one serious looking knife there, never watched new jersey wives or whatever it is.
    Might give this recipe a go, might change the zucchini (courgette) for a banana though πŸ™‚

  25. backtoallen

    I keep putting off buying new knives, and mine are, well, pathetic. Would love to win this πŸ™‚ Shared on Facebook.

  26. Rebecca Ednie

    I finally got the darn sharing thing figured out. Yeah! Fabulous knives. I have arthritis so I'll take any help I can get. Rebeccacell at gmail dot com

  27. Lapiz de la Guerra

    Totally shared your link! I simply cannot believe they didn't choose you for the show. Their loss! ;o)

  28. Lapiz de la Guerra

    Dangit, I shared the link, but forgot to leave my email addy… kmdguerra at gmail dot com. Happy Memorial Day!

  29. Jenny

    I only just stumbled onto your fabulous blog and found your latest post about RSVPs HILARIOUS! One would have thought I WROTE it!

    My solution to those non/late RSVPers? I make SURE I put "Regrets Only Please!" on our invites.

    Since I've done that, I can't tell you how many people actually reply when they don't have to!

    People are weird sometimes.

  30. Monica H

    This looks fantastic! I absolutely love chocolate and zucchini bread. Add some cream cheese and I'm sure it's a knockout. I'm bookmarking this recipe for sure.

  31. I just received 2 zucchinis larger than my arms and need several recipes to use them up! I will be making chocolate chip zucchini bread and also your cream cheese version. Thanks for the ideas and love your site!

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