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Chocolate Marble Zucchini Bread

Classic zucchini bread gets an upgrade with a swirl of chocolate and chocolate chips.
Author Ang Paris


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce and sugar.
  • Add in the eggs and mix.
  • Add in the shredded zucchini, water, and vanilla. Stir together.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder and soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Blend together.
  • Pour half of the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
  • To the remaining batter, add in the cocoa powder and chocolate chips and stir to fully incorporate.
  • Pour the chocolate batter on top of the plain batter.
  • Insert a butter knife and gently swirl to make a marbled pattern. Don't overmix or you'll end up with all chocolate bread.
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.