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Chocolate chip zucchini loaf

July 17, 2015

I had a request from a follower on my Facebook who was looking for a chocolate zucchini loaf. I will admit, I am not a zucchini fan because…well my relationship with veggies is not very good! πŸ˜‰ I have been told though that you can’t even taste the zucchini and I though ok, I am up for the challenge.. It also gave me a reason for a nice long walk to the local farmer’s market to pick up some zucchini. πŸ™‚ Well to my surprise I loved this loaf, it is easy to make and yields 10 generous pieces at 5 smart points each.


5.0 from 1 reviews
Chocolate chip zucchini loaf
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 10
5sp or 3pp/serving
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 Tbsp melted light margarine
  • 1 cup zucchini, peeled and grated (about 1 zucchini)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1⅓ cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular sized loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, using an electric mixer beat together your egg, egg white, sugar, margarine and apple sauce.
  3. Stir in your zucchini and vanilla, then mix in your flour, baking soda & powder and cinnamon. Fold in your chocolate chips.
  4. Fill your loaf pan and bake in oven for 30-35 minutes. Let cool and cut into 10 pieces. Best kept in the fridge in a sealed container. Nutritional info, per slice (not incl zucchini) - Calories-120, Fat-2.4g Saturated fat 1.1g, Carbs-22.2g, Fiber-0.7g, Sugars 8.2g Protein-2.3g






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    Reply Angela July 31, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Seriously….every single recipe I have tried from you has been AMAZING! This was delish and hit my morning craving for a giant chocolate chip muffin.

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      Reply Drizzle August 1, 2015 at 1:51 am

      Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it Angela πŸ™‚

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    Reply Mona August 14, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Hi angela. im making this yummy recipe today, can i add bananas to the recipe?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 15, 2015 at 12:11 am

      Hi, I would say give it a go sure πŸ™‚ enjoy..

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    Reply Becky August 15, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Hi Kate,
    I was wondering if you think I could make this into muffins instead of a loaf?

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      Reply Drizzle August 16, 2015 at 3:59 am

      Hi Becky.. sure I don’t see why not πŸ™‚ If you make 10 they will be 3pp each and should be decent sized muffins

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    Reply Marni July 25, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Kate. I made this and subbed 1/3 cup of the flour for cacao powder. It’s double chocolate now! Yum. Can’t wait to try it. Just came out of the oven and looks great!

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      Reply Drizzle July 27, 2017 at 12:37 am

      That sounds awesome Marni, please let me know how it was πŸ™‚

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    Reply Margot November 30, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Is there something I could use instead of light margarine? I just don’t want to buy it only for this recipe.

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      Reply Drizzle December 1, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      you can use butter, it will increase the points of the whole recipe but likely not each serving.

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    Reply Teresa February 2, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Just curious why you peel the zucchini, do you prefer it that way. I habe always grated my zucchini for bread peel and all.

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      Reply Drizzle February 2, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      Hi Teresa, no particular reason, just prefer it, if you like it unpeeled I am sure it will be fine πŸ™‚

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    Reply Kristine June 13, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    This loaf is the best! If you’re wondering if you should make it…the answer is YES!
    It’s best warmed up a little.

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      Reply Drizzle June 14, 2018 at 11:51 am

      Thank you so much for the feedback Kristine, so glad you enjoy it πŸ™‚

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    Reply Susie July 14, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I made muffins with this recipe (I needed the portion control) and they were delicious! I love your recipes!!

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      Reply Drizzle July 14, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Hi Susie, glad you enjoy them, I recently made a new zucchini chocolate chip muffin recipe you might want to check out πŸ™‚

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    Reply Janelle July 18, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Thank you so much for being amazing. Today I really wanted my mother in laws raisin coconut zucchini bread so I went to your website to see if I could adjust one of your to make it work and this recipe was perfect. The same idea just switched the chocolate chips with raisins and coconut. Thanks again. You rock!!!!

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      Reply Drizzle July 18, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Janelle, um that sounds amazing adding the raisins and coconut I will have to try it πŸ™‚ thank you so much for your kind words!

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    Reply Karen July 30, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Can it be made with whole wheat flour?

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      Reply Drizzle August 1, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      Hi Karen, I never bake with whole wheat flour so I can’t give you an honest answer but I don’t see why not

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    Reply Corey September 16, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Hi! Do you think this would be ok without the chocolate chips%? Thanks!

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      Reply Drizzle September 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Hi Corey, yes you can omit the chocolate chips if you wish

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    Reply Kara September 21, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    This recipe looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it out!

    For anyone doing freestyle, I put it in the recipe builder and it’s saying it’s only 4pts per serving (I’m guessing the old smart points included the eggs?). Figured I’d share this pleasant surprise!

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      Reply Drizzle September 22, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Kara, I’ll have to go back and recalculate, a few recipes slipped past me πŸ˜‰

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      Reply SandyP. July 20, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      OH I am so glad you tried this in the new freestyle points app, Kara! I am definitely making this now but will be using real butter. Zucchinis are coming in fast now that it is July!

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle July 21, 2019 at 11:37 am

        I hope you enjoy the loaf πŸ™‚

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    Reply Ana September 6, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Looks like a delish way to use my leftover zucchini! Do u squeeze the moisture out of it first? (I plan to leave the peel on for the fiber).

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 8, 2020 at 2:19 pm

      Hi Ana, yes always a good idea to squeeze the water out of it πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy

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