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Chocolate-Cinnamon Zucchini Bread Recipe
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Chocolate-Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

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Original recipe makes 2 9x5-inch loaves Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  2. Mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Whisk brown sugar, eggs, applesauce, and vanilla extract in a second large mixing bowl. Stir zucchini into the liquid ingredients and beat in flour mixture until batter is just combined; do not overbeat. Gently mix in cinnamon baking chips. Divide batter evenly between prepared loaf pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a loaf comes out clean, 55 minutes to 1 hour. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing loaves to finish cooling on wire racks.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • This freezes well, so you can have it later in the year. Just wrap in plastic wrap (whole or sliced), then place in freezer plastic bag before freezing. Instead of 2 large loaves, you can bake 5 small foil loaf pans for giving as gifts.

Reviews More Reviews

Sep 01, 2012

I cut this recipe back to 10 servings. I did change the egg amount--it was asking for an egg and a half, what I did was omit the half and up the applesauce to an additional quarter cup. Everything else I kept exactly the same. I did make muffins out of this recipe. I got 12 biggish muffins out of this, not ten. They baked up nicely and are very moist and on point for sweetness. For my husband and I, I don't know that we liked the cocoa powder in this recipe (the kids inhaled it, between the both of them they ate FIVE muffins) but really that's not a deal breaker. I think it would be just as good without, just add an additional 2 tablespoons of flour and omit the cocoa powder next time. But, that's really a personal preferance, not reflective of the recipe. The zucchini bread with the cinnamon chips is a winning combination. VERY good. NOTE: I used Hershey's cinnamon baking chips in this recipe.

Jul 15, 2014

Love that this bread is a little more healthier than the usual zucchini bread with oil. I had chunky applesauce and it worked fine. The bits of apple were good. The cocoa was nice addition. Baked up right on time. I added mini chocolate chips to one loaf and kept one plain. Load cut into slices nicely which is important to me. And the loaf was moist.


6 Ratings

Jan 05, 2014

I was looking for a different kind of breakfast quick bread and this was terrific. The amount of cocoa is just enough to give it a light chocolate flavor. The zucchini, whole wheat flour and applesauce make it a healthier alternative. The first time I made it, I was not able to find cinnamon baking chips so I used chocolate chips. I finally found the cinnamon chips at another store. It was great both ways. This got rave reviews from my family! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Angelina!

Dec 01, 2014

I have been looking for a perfect zucchini bread recipe and this is it! I didn't have any cinnamon chips on my first try, but it tasted just fine. This is just wonderful to share with family and friends. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Sep 17, 2013

With or without the cinnamon chips these are EXCELLENT!! And my 2 year old was able to help which makes it even better!


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  • Calories
  • 210 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 236 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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