Dbl. Choc. Zucchini Bread {with secret ingredient}

Marsha Baker


This is a very moist bread loaded with healthy options. Get a great start on your daily nutritional requirements by enjoying some of this bread for breakfast.

★★★★★ 1 vote
35 Min
1 Hr


1-1/2 c
white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/3 c
unsweetened baking cocoa
1 c
frozen spinach or 1/2 c. cooked
2 Tbsp
canola oil
1 c
shredded zucchini
ripe banana, mashed
1/2 c
unsweetened applesauce
2/3 c
granulated sugar
eggs, beaten (or 1 egg + 2 egg whites)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3/4 c
chocolate chips, divided

How to Make Dbl. Choc. Zucchini Bread {with secret ingredient}


  • 1Preheat oven to 325. Line a loaf pan with parchment and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • 2In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, slat and cinnamon until evenly mixed.
  • 3Microwave frozen spinach for about 1 minute on high. Squeeze out extra water and drain. Process in a food processor with oil until finely pureed. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • 4Into spinach mixture, add zucchini, banana, applesauce, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Then add dry ingredients and mix until blended well. Stir in 1/2 c. chocolate chips.
  • 5Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and dot the top with remaining 1/4 c. chocolate chips. Bake for 55-60 minutes. Don't overbake. It will still test a little 'gooey' when it's done baking.
  • 6Let cool in pan on a rack for about 30 minutes. Cut around edges with a knife and carefully lift out onto cooling rack (don't invert or chocolate chips will be smashed).
    Let cool, (if you can wait!) cut and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

About Dbl. Choc. Zucchini Bread {with secret ingredient}