Treat family and friends with chocolate chip walnut zucchini bread

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Make a special treat to share with friends and family.  

Zucchini is easy to shred using a box shredder if you don’t have a food processor. Whole wheat flour makes this a healthier option and walnuts bring in a little healthy fat. You can substitute them with pecans if preferred.  

To make this even healthier, add 2-4 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds (flaxseed meal). This quick bread is not super sweet and will go well with your morning coffee. Enjoy! 

Chocolate Chip Walnut Zucchini Bread 


1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour 

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 

½ teaspoon baking soda 

1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon 

¼ teaspoon nutmeg 

¼ teaspoon ginger 

½ teaspoon salt 

¾ cup packed brown sugar 

2 large eggs, room temperature 

½ cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled 

2 zucchinis, shredded 

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla 

½ cup mini chocolate chips (and a few extra for topping) 

½ cup chopped walnuts (and a few extra for topping) 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 9×5” loaf pan or two medium loaf pans. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. 
  3. In a large bowl, place the brown sugar, eggs, melted butter and stir until smooth. Add the shredded zucchini and vanilla extract. Mix well until combined. 
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined. Do not overmix! Gently fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Pour batter into loaf pan(s) and sprinkle with extra chocolate chips and walnuts. Bake for 50-60 minutes for larger loaf pan or 45-55 minutes for the smaller pans. Bread is done when golden and a toothpick comes out clean. 

 Servings: 12 

Nutrition per serving:  259 Calories, 14g Fat, 29g Carbohydrates, 1.6g Fiber, 5g Protein 

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