Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread

Chocolate zucchini banana bread


1. All purpose flour – 1 1/4 cup

Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1/2 cup

Baking soda – 1 tsp

Baking powder – 1/2 tsp

Coffee powder – 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)

Salt – 1/2 tsp

2. Eggs – 2

Granulated sugar – 1 cup

Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Yoghurt – 1/4 cup

Vegetable oil – 1/3 cup

3. Ripe banana – 1 medium-small, mashed well

Zucchini – 1 medium-small, grated

4. Chocolate chips or chunks  – 1/3 + 1/4 cup


1) Adjust oven rack to middle position. Heat oven at 350 F. Line a 9 x 5 inch baking tin with parchment paper or foil liners.

2) In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, coffee,  cinnamon powder and salt. Set aside.

3) In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs. Add the vanilla extract, yoghurt, vegetable oil and mix well. Add mashed banana, shredded zucchini and mix until combined.

4) Add in the dry ingredients and fold everything in together until combined. Add 1/3 cup chocolate chunks / chips and mix well. Pour into the prepared loaf tin. Sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Bake for about 45 – 50 minutes until done or a toothpick or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Take it out and let it cool in the pan for around 20 mts or so. Run a knife along the edges and invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into slices and enjoy!!




Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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