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Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

Chocolately, moist and decadent, this gluten-free zucchini bread is so delicious and easy to make.

CourseBread, Desserts Prep Time15 minutes Cook Time50 minutes Total Time1 hour 5 minutes Servings10 Calories499kcal Equipment

  • 8×4 inch loaf pan

  • box grater

  • cheesecloth, paper towels or clean kitchen towels

Ingredients Wet Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated zucchini (this is the amount you need before squeezing out excess liquid)

  • 4 large eggs

  • ¼ cup melted butter or coconut oil if dairy-free (plus extra for greasing your bread pan)

Dry Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups almond flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder

  • 2½ tsp baking powder (If you don't have it on hand, you can make it with baking soda, cream of tartar and arrowroot flour or non-GMO cornstarch.)

  • ¼ tsp sea salt

  • 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

  • If you have small zucchini, shred them zucchini and wrap them in a few layers of cheesecloth, paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Wring out the excess liquid, then set the zucchini aside. If you have large zucchini, cut them in quarters and remove the seedy center before shredding and wringing out the excess liquid.

  • Add the shredded zucchini, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla and butter/coconut oil to a food processor.

  • Add all dry ingredients (almond flour, oats, baking powder, salt) except the chocolate chips to the food processor.

  • Blend the ingredients for about 30-45 seconds. The batter should be a runny liquid when you're ready to move to the next step.

  • Remove the food processor container from the base, sprinkle 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips over the batter, and mix them in with a long-handled spoon or silicone spatula.

  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

  • Bake for 45-55 minutes. You'll know the bread is ready when the top is springy yet firm. but because the inside has lots of gooey chocolate chip goodness a toothpick won't come out clean. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 5mg

More Gluten-Free Quick Bread Recipes To Try

Banana Bread – There are regular compliments, and there are “I’m soooo thirsty mama but I don’t want to drink water and lose the banana flavor” compliments. When I got the latter one from my littlest on this recipe, I figured it was finally time to share it with you.

Glazed Lemon Bread – Sweet and tangy, this easy bread is made with wholesome ingredients, and I’ve been told by one Starbucks Lemon Loaf lover that it’s just as satisfying as store-bought.

Paleo Bread – This light, fluffy bread from my friend Carol’s cookbook, Ditch the Wheat, only takes ten minutes of hands-on time to make.

Paleo “Cornbread” – We love this faux cornbread slathered in butter and drizzled with a bit of honey.

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