Bake up a moist, homemade single loaf of Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana bread right in your Crock-Pot. No need to heat up the oven or the kitchen! A great snack or dessert!
Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread
Garden season is here and I just put my zucchini seeds in the soil this week in anticipation of having a bunch of fresh from the garden zucchini to eat in a ton of different ways.
Of course a classic way to use up the abundance of zucchini from your garden is to make up zucchini bread. But what if you also have a extra banana or two languishing on the counter going brown?
How about mashing that up and adding it to your zucchini bread?
And then let’s go ahead and add some chocolate chips too.
And then because this is a Crock-Pot recipe blog we have to bake it in our slow cooker!
I love baking in my slow cooker because that means I do not have to heat up the oven, which then heats up my kitchen, which then heats up my house. Nope not during the summer when it is hot enough already!
Plus, baking quick breads in the slow cooker like this results in a one loaf of banana bread that is filled with shredded zucchini and studded with chocolate chips that is fantastically moist and delicious!
This recipe as is is dairy free. But I like to serve it as a mid afternoon snack with a little butter or cream cheese.
It works as a dessert or breakfast too!
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe:
- 6 Quart, 6.5 Quart Or 7 Quart Slow Cooker
- Grater Or Food Processor
- Liquid Measuring Cup
- Dry Measuring Cups And Spoons
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- Wooden Spoon Or Silicone Spatula
- Loaf Pan
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! To make this bread gluten free you can simply swap out the all-purpose wheat flour with Cup 4 Cup gluten free flour. The rest of the recipe stays the same and the finished loaf tastes great!
I have not tried this recipe by replacing ALL of the sugar in it. But, I have been able to cut the sugar quite a a bit by using Splenda products (not sponsored) and sugar free chocolate chips.. To make this chocolate chip banana zucchini bread sugar free you can replace the granulated white sugar with Splenda and the brown sugar with Splenda Brown Sugar blend and use sugar free chocolate chips.
To make quick work in grating your zucchini I like to use my food processor. But a cheese grater will work too! You do not need to peel the zucchini first, just give them a quick rinse, cut off the ends and then grate them up.
Watch this video from Lakeland PBS to learn some tricks!