One Bowl Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

This One Bowl Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread comes together in minutes and when baked is super moist and delicious!

OMG! This one bowl Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread comes together super fast with just one bowl and a fork! My whole family loved this super moist and delicious bread!pinterestEven though I didn’t have time to plant my garden this year, I still have neighbors, friends and family giving me all their extra zucchini from their backyard gardens. I’m a lucky gal.

If you are finding yourself with a surplus of zucchini and don’t know what to do with it, you’re in the right place. First of all, check out my tutorial on How to Freeze Zucchini so you can enjoy it all year long. Secondly, make this deliciously sweet zucchini bread stat!

Mix together this super simple zucchini bread batter in just one bowl!

If you’re not familiar with my One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, this recipe is very similar. In fact, I was tired of using an insane amount of oil in a traditional zucchini bread, so I subbed out oil for bananas and a little butter and you guys… it’s AMAZING!!

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

  • Start by mashing a couple ripe bananas in a large bowl until smooth, then stir in some melted butter. This mixture will keep your zucchini bread super moist without all the added fat of oil.
  • Add just a 1/2 cup of sugar, some vanilla extract and one egg, then stir to combine.
  • Toss in some flour, baking soda, cinnamon and a pinch of salt and stir.
  • Lastly, gently fold in your freshly grated (or frozen) zucchini and some mini chocolate chips.

Pour your zucchini bread batter into a prepared loaf pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

What can I sub for oil in zucchini bread?

Instead of using a cup of oil that most zucchini bread recipes call for, I went ahead and subbed in some mashed bananas and butter. At first I was worried that the banana flavor would overtake the bread, but with the addition of cinnamon, shredded zucchini and chocolate chips, it’s a delightfully moist bread with a subtle banana flavor.

It’s like bananas and zucchini had a baby and it’s all kinds of good.

Bake your Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread until golden brown on the outside and fully cooked on the inside.

I could not be happier with how this bread turned out!

Zucchini Bread Add ins and Tips:

  • If you’re not a fan of bananas, try using 1 1/2 cups applesauce in place of the mashed banana.
  • Make it more fall flavored by switching out mashed banana for 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree and switching the cinnamon to pumpkin pie spice!
  • I bake my bread in an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ bread pan, but if you’re baking in a larger loaf pan or several smaller loaf pans you can cook it in a faster time. Just check with a toothpick in the center for doneness.
  • Try adding walnuts or your favorite type of nut in addition to or in place of the chocolate chips.

OMG! This is seriously the BEST One Bowl Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread! So moist and tender, everyone LOVES it!

I know you’re going to love this chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe. I brought it to a church gathering last night and it was the first thing gone!


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One Bowl Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

This super easy One Bowl Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is moist and delicious with little prep time involved!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf of bread
Calories: 2378 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups zucchini
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8"x5" (or similar size) loaf pan with baking spray (the kind with flour in it) and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mash the bananas until completely smooth. Stir in the melted butter until smooth.
  • Add the sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and flour and stir until the batter is thick and combined. Fold in the grated zucchini and chocolate chips then pour/scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50 minute to 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy!
This recipe can easily be doubled.


Calories: 2378kcal | Carbohydrates: 365g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 90g | Saturated Fat: 54g | Cholesterol: 340mg | Sodium: 1943mg | Potassium: 1511mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 190g | Vitamin A: 2791IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 12mg
Keywords: Chocolate Chip, Easy, Quick, Zucchini Bread
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OMG! This is seriously the BEST One Bowl Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread! So moist and tender, everyone LOVES it!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
17 Responses
  1. Kat

    5 stars
    I made this today and was not disappointed. This is honestly the best loaf I’ve ever had! Can’t believe how easy it was! This is definitely a new favourite and I can’t wait to share the recipe with everyone I know! I used a bit less sugar (just over 1/4 cup) just for personal preference and it was still nice and sweet!! Thanks sooo much for the recipe!

  2. Amaylah

    I made this tonight and it came out mushy 🙁 any ideas for what I am doing wrong? Should I have tried to squeeze out my zucchini or something? Maybe my pan was too small (it was like 7/8in long by 4, answer maybe 4/5 in deep, a small loaf pan- I filled the batter about 3/4 of the way up in that) ? Any tips you have would be helpful!

    1. Shawn

      Honestly it sounds like it didn’t bake long enough to evaporate some of the moisture from the zucchini. You could squeeze out any excess moisture from the zucchini to start, but just make sure you test the center with a toothpick before removing from the oven.

  3. Sandra Starcher

    5 stars
    I just made this and it is WONDERFUL! I didn’t have pecans, but I will def add them next time. I also want to try to add dried cranberries. I do not have a sifter, so I used a hand whisk to get some air in. I did not use a mixer. Whipped it all up by hand. I did not drain the zucchini. Mine was moist, but not watery. Great recipe! Thank you for sharing!

    Rating Correction. Supposed to be 5 stars, not 2.

  4. Danica

    I was looking for an easy recipe to use up all of my zucchini and this one was perfect! The bread was so moist and delicious and it didn’t last long. I have another batch in the oven right now. Thanks!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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