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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This Gluten Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is the best way ever to use up that garden fresh zucchini. This loaf is super moist and perfect for breakfast or afternoon snacks. Trick those kids into eating some extra veg, they’ll never know!

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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread sliced and ready to be served.

Photos and Recipe Updated June 2018

Are you up to your eyeballs in zucchini? I’m not since I don’t have my own garden (big time sad face) but I sure have been taking advantage of all the fresh zucchini from my parent’s garden and from our favorite farm stand.

It’s one of my favorite vegetables since it’s so versatile and can be used in sweet and savory recipes. Like this double chocolate zucchini bread, for example. The zucchini is completely hidden by the chocolate.

Grated zucchini and batter in a bowl with a wooden spoon to make gluten free double chocolate zucchini bread

How many vegetables can you sneak into your breakfast without anybody noticing? The answer would be: not many.

My kids have no idea there’s zucchini in this bread I’ve been serving them. I just call it chocolate bread 😉

This gluten free double chocolate zucchini bread is a total mom-win, my friends.

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread batter in a silver loaf pan ready to be baked

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I just updated this recipe and photos (June 2018) as it will be one of the gluten free quick bread recipes in my upcoming cookbook filled with ALL THE GLUTEN FREE QUICK BREADS! They’ll be dairy free too. If you’re just as excited about the book as I am, definitely start here with this recipe or with my Gluten Free Banana Bread (which will also be in the book!).

Recipe Substitutions

You can definitely make some swaps in this bread by using a natural sweetener of choice, like coconut palm sugar. You can also make this with melted coconut oil.

When I first developed this recipe, I was still baking with vegetable and canola oil. You can use those in place of the avocado oil if you can’t use avocado. Since then, I’ve started baking with avocado oil and I LOVE it!

I haven’t tried it in this recipe, but you could probably use flax eggs to replace the eggs in this bread since there are only 2. If you try the flax egg replacement, let me know in the comments!

Dairy free substitutions for this bread are noted in the recipe. They’re pretty standard – coconut milk in place of regular milk and dairy free yogurt, if using.

✌out and enjoy!

PS Be sure to watch the VIDEO I made of this recipe – so fun and shows just how easy this bread is to make!

**Please note, the recipe has been updated since making the video.**

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread sliced and stacked on a striped towel and rack

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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread sliced and stacked on a striped towel and rack

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Yield: 12 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is the best way to use up that garden fresh zucchini. This loaf is super moist and perfect for breakfast or snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 C gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/3 C Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2/3 C light brown sugar (or coconut palm sugar)
  • 1/4 C mini chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C milk of choice*
  • 1/2 C canola oil
  • 2 C zucchini, shredded**

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, sift and whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and sugar (breaking up any clumps) and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl (or large measuring cup), whisk together the eggs, vanilla, milk and oil. Stir into the dry ingredients. Add in the zucchini and mix well.
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack.
  5. Store bread wrapped tightly with plastic wrap at room temperature up to 3 days. You can also freeze the bread and defrost at room temperature as needed.

Notes

* I have made this recipe with regular dairy milk and non-dairy milk. For non-dairy, I prefer coconut milk from the carton in the refrigerated section.** I've shredded zucchini with a box grater and with my food processor. I prefer the texture of the finer zucchini from the food processor in this bread. Just be sure to add any liquid that comes out of the zucchini to the bread. It helps the bread stay moist since there is very little milk called for in the recipe.

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Other Zucchini Recipes You Might Enjoy:
Crustless Zucchini Quiche from Roxana’s Home Baking
Tempura Style Zucchini from Vegetarian Mamma
Gluten Free Carrot Zucchini Muffins from Flippin’ Delicious
Zucchini Ribbon Lasagna from What The Fork Food Blog

 

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Fran

Thursday 10th of June 2021

I love, love, love this bread, it’s a go to favorite!!

Shay

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Thanks Fran!

Laura

Saturday 4th of May 2019

The chocolate quick breads in your cookbook look delicious! Do you think I can sub unsweetened cocoa powder for the dutch process? Would I have to adjust the baking soda or powder? Thanks!

Betty

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

Can you add a little more coconut milk in place of the yogurt to keep the same texture?

Sharon

Wednesday 24th of October 2018

You can sub coconut milk for the yogurt. If you can do dairy, sour cream would work well too (along with regular milk)!

Lisa V

Sunday 5th of August 2018

This recipe is outstanding. I made it into muffins and they baked in half the time. They were a hit with my husband and my coworkers.

Sharon

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

Thank you so much! I'm glad they were such a hit!

Scerty

Monday 16th of July 2018

Can you make this without using xanthum gum?

Sharon

Thursday 2nd of August 2018

If your flour blend contains xanthan gum, you can leave it out. Otherwise, it's needed in this recipe :)

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