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.


Chocolate chip zucchini loaf

5sp or 3pp/serving
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Baking
Servings 10


  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 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
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular sized loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a bowl, using an electric mixer beat together your egg, egg white, sugar, margarine and apple sauce.
  • Stir in your zucchini and vanilla, then mix in your flour, baking soda & powder and cinnamon. Fold in your chocolate chips.
  • 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








  1. 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.

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

      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

  4. 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!

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  7. 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.

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  9. 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!!!!

    • Drizzle Reply

      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!

    • Drizzle Reply

      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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  11. 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!

    • Drizzle Reply

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

    • 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!

  12. 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

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

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