Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Two loaves of chocolate chip zucchini bread on a cooling rack

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…
Chopping Zucchini for bread
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.
Check out all the thought that went into the design of their knives.
It’s like all sciencey and stuff.
Now onto the Zucchini bread…
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread, actually
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

You’ll need some grated zucchini…

Chopped Zucchini
Mix up your batter and don’t forget the chocolate chips!
Prepping Batter with Chocolate Chips

Bake and drizzle some glaze.  Glaze is good.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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 350°
  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.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Aug 11, 2011 2:15 pm

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!

Jun 6, 2011 1:53 am

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Jun 5, 2011 1:31 am

I could really use these knives!

Jun 4, 2011 4:27 pm

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Jun 4, 2011 1:45 pm

I shared on facebook! :o)

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Jun 4, 2011 12:47 pm

I shared your link on FB. And I'm shocked that you are not RHWONJ style! 🙂

Jun 4, 2011 11:46 am

Love your site, just shared post on FB. Thanks!

Jun 4, 2011 5:14 am

great giveaway- great blog!

Jun 4, 2011 12:48 am

I would love to win the knives! The bread looks good!!!

Monica H
Jun 3, 2011 6:33 am

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.

Jun 3, 2011 12:08 am

I could really use these knives!

Cookies Cakes and Confections
Jun 2, 2011 2:56 am

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Mia Morrison
Jun 1, 2011 4:50 pm

If I win, I'll use them to chop the ingredients, then bake and send something delish as as thank you!

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Mia Morrison

Jun 1, 2011 10:49 am

love the recipe, love your blog and shared the love on Facebook

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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