Oh yum, this would have to be the tastiest Choc Chip Zucchini Loaf ever. Not too sweet and a healthier option using wholemal flour, (or wholewheat flour), apple sauce and with the addition of dark chocolate chips turns it into a rather decadent loaf.

If you’ve got left over, unloved apples in your fruit bowl then this is one great recipe to use them up.

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If you are Vegan, then these Pana dark chocolate chips are easily available in your local supermarkets. Use whatever you like for this Choc Chip Zucchini Loaf recipe.  I often use the chocolate chips I have on hand in the pantry. Sometime a mix of both milk and dark chocolate is lovely too.


Choc Chip Zucchini Loaf Recipe

5 from 2 votes
choc chip zucchini loaf
Choc Chip Zucchini Loaf
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins

A wholemeal chocolate loaf with all the goodness of zucchini, dark choc chips and apple sauce. A soft, moist loaf with just the right amount of sweetness.

Course: Cakes, Lunchbox Ideas, Snack
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: applesauce, Choc chip,, Zucchini, zucchini loaf
Servings: 8
Calories: 246 kcal
  • 11/2 cups wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1/2 teas nutmeg
  • 1 teas cinnamon
  • 1/2 teas baking soda
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup apple puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teas vanilla
  • 1 zucchini medium size grated 1 1/2 cups
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 180 deg Celsius.

  2. Grease a loaf tin and line with baking paper.

  3. In one bowl add all the dry ingredients, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Mix to combine thoroughly.

  4. Lightly beat the egg with a fork in a small bowl.

  5. In the second bowl add the maple syrup, apple sauce, egg, vanilla and the cooled melted coconut oil. Mix together and then add the bowl of dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and mix till combined.

  6. Squeeze out any liquid from the grated zucchini and add to the mix along with the choc chips and combine together.

  7. Pop into the prepared loaf tin and sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top. (just for fun).

  8. Bake in the oven for 35-45 mins. To see if your Cock Chip Zucchini Loaf is cooked, pop in a skewer and when it comes out clean it should be done.

Recipe Notes

When cool pop your loaf into an airtight container to store. The loaf is quite delicate and may break up a bit when slicing, but the taste far outweighs the crumbs. 

Swap out the dark choc chips for milk choc ones instead.


Nutrition Facts
Choc Chip Zucchini Loaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 244mg11%
Potassium 238mg7%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 86IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Making Apple Puree

The sweetness found in this Choc Chip Zucchini Loaf is partly from using half a cup of apple puree. The apple puree is super easy to make and a great idea to have on hand in the fridge or freezer.

Just peel and cut your apples into small sized pieces and steam till soft.  The apple puree in this recipe was steamed in our Thermomix and blitzed up afterwards.  Or just cook gently steaming in a pot on the stove and mash with a potstone masher.

If you have a jar of apple sauce in the cupboard that makes it even easier.

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Even though this recipe sounds kind of unusual, it’s been a big winner here at home. We aren’t normally dark chocolate lovers’, but in this Choc Chip Zucchini Loaf it’s absolutely the tops.. This is a 20 x 25 cm sized loaf tin or 8 x 10 inch.

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If you would love to try the most Awesome Choc Chip Cookies you’ll want to grab our recipe here.  


About Sonya

Choc Chip Zucchini Loaf 3Helloooo, I'm Sonya and I'm one of those late starter's in the exercise department. (but you know you're never too late to start). A retired beauty therapist who likes geeking out in the online world, loves 4-legged fury friends, baking and gardening.