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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Course Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 servings
Calories 294 kcal
Author Amy Rains


  • 2 cups blanched almond flour or ground almond meal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil or coconut butter, melted
  • 1 cup grated zucchini* (about 1 small zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips**


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 4 x 2.5 inch loaf pan and set aside. Ensure that you have squeezed out excess water from the grated zucchini (see note below).

  2. Add all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl: almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt.

  3. In a separate large bowl whisk the eggs. Now add in the maple syrup, and melted coconut oil. Whisk until combined, and finally add in the zucchini.

  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula. Continue to fold and stir until well combined (batter will be thick), and ensure all of the dry pockets disappear. Now fold in the chocolate chips (you can save a few to sprinkle on top).

  5. Spread the batter into your loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the bread, 38-45 minutes. This depends on your loaf pan! If using a larger pan (9 inch), the bread could be ready around 38 minutes. A smaller loaf pan will take a little longer. Cool for 30 minutes inside the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into slices to serve.

Recipe Notes

*After grating the zucchini, use a paper towel and squeeze the zucchini to remove excess water.

**Use a dairy-free, sugar free brand of chocolate chips or chunks like Lily or Enjoy Life if following a strict Paleo diet.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 265mg12%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 72IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.