Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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Fall weather is starting to set in here in Utah. We have had a fabulously warm and sunny month so far, but I can feel a chill in the air this morning. I was all excited to start baking with pumpkin, but when I went to the store on Saturday, they were all out. They assured me they would have some in stock today, so I’m heading there again.

But in the meantime, I decided to make zucchini bread with our very last zucchini from the garden. We didn’t even know it was there, we thought the plant had died. What a pleasant surprise to find it hiding under the dead leaves! My boys requested some type of chocolate zucchini bread, so I added chocolate chips. I used the mini kind, because I had a few I needed to use up. But regular work too.

zucchini bread-recipe

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

1/3 cup soft butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (0r regular)
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, and zucchini. Combine dry ingredients and chocolate chips, stir in. Pour into well greased 9×5″ loaf pan, or 3 mini pans. Bake at 325. Large loaf bakes for about 55 minutes, small loaves bake for about 25 minutes. I like using the mini pans because the middle cooks faster so the edges don’t get as brown.

-Make sure you add the chocolate chips to the dry ingredients, especially if you are using the regular size. It coats them with flour so they don’t all sink to the bottom of the pan.


  1. What do you think about adding chopped walnuts or pecans to the recipe?Many of my friends like nuts in their breads.
    Your recipe sounds just wonderful~am going to make it tonight!

  2. Thank you for the tasty recipe. I wanted it to be a little more chocolaty so I added 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/4 tsp of ground cloves. I also substituted 1/3 cup of canola oil for the butter. It tasted great!

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  5. I made this evening. Was very easy and turned out great. recipe called to use 9x 5 loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans.
    I only had 2 mini loaf pans so I used 3 small mason jars to bake the rest of the batter in. The jars baked up so nice wish I would used more jars.

    • I love that idea Fran! Bread baked in jars is just fun to serve because it’s so cute. I’ll have to try it! 🙂

  6. Thanks for the tip about the chocolate chips so they don’t sink.
    I have this problem all the time.
    I definitely want to give this recipe a try.
    Thank you so much for sharing it.

  7. Made this today tastes great I will link it back to you from my blog thanks for all the many zucchini recipes I will be trying out a few of them this weekend “)

  8. Blessing and peace be with you as you wait for your miracle to come your way! Blessings! Kerri (thanks for the recipe too)


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