Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

This is a classic summertime bread made healthier with a few substitutions. I also made it enticing with some dark chocolate chips! This recipe could be a great breakfast or snack bread.  I even  sliced small cubes of it as a sweet side dish for school lunch today.

INGREDIENTS

3 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1½ cups light brown sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup flax meal
¼ cup wheat germ
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (can substitute raisins, other dried fruit, or chopped nuts)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray. In medium bowl combine two types of flour, flax, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a larger bowl beat eggs, oil, and yogurt on medium until fluffy (about 2 minutes).  Add sugar, vanilla, and zucchini.  Add dry ingredients gradually, and mix, scraping down sides.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Bake for about 60 minutes (check after 50 minutes) until toothpick comes out clean and top is medium brown.

RATINGS


“Super Yum.  I like the zucchini and chocolate!” Anna, age 10

“Yum, but too much zucchini and not enough chocolate!”  Maria, age 11.  (She later admitted that you can’t actually taste the zucchini).


“Super Yum.  I like it!” Asa, age 4

“Yum! But there’s not enough chocolate!”  Zane, age 8


“Super Yum.”  Alexander, age 8


“Super Yum.” Pearl, age 10


“Super Yum!” Scott, age 6

 

6 Comments

  1. Hi Dr. Yum

    I would like to know the calories for these recipes or does it really matter since it’s healthy food?

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    • Ada,
      I have not yet published calories for two reasons. One is I don’t yet have the time or resources. I have instead chosen to publish a cost-per-serving to for several of my entrees to show that eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. The other reason is that for most children and families counting calories is impractical and time consuming. I want families to concentrate more on reducing processed food and introducing more plant-based foods into the diet. Hope this helps!
      -Doctor Yum

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  2. Made this and the entire family loved it. I used a few raisons for part of the chocolate chips (only about 1/4) and used unsweetened apple sauce in place of the vegetable oil. My son who is super picky and won’t touch vegetables loves it (can’t taste the zucchini at all) and I’ve sent it as his school snack. Will definitely make again.

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  3. The chocolate chip zucchini bread was awesome and very tasty…I actually had to make it 3 times in one weekend..cause it was such a hit..not just for the kids but for the adults too!!
    Thanks Dr. Yum!!

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  4. So our 2nd experience with zucchini went much better!! My girls (8 & 6) LOVED the Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. I might have “accidentally” called it “Chocolate chip zucchini Cake” the first few times, since my youngest doesn’t generally eat bread (yes another challenge); however, even after using it’s proper name, they both wanted a slice for dessert last night, and for breakfast this morning! Thanks for the suggestion! ~Ann

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    • Ann, I’m so glad they liked it. Since the recipe makes 2 loafs you can always freeze one (if you don’t eat it first!) I sometimes pack a slice with lunch as a nutritious treat!!

      Reply

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