Gluten Free Zucchini Bread: Decadently Chocolate

Prep Time

20 min

Prep Notes

I had to add a little water to the mixture, as it crept up the mixer blades and threatened to shut it down permanently!

Cooking Time



20 half slices


1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour

1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I use 1/3 cup cacao powder)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup light brown sugar, organic

1/2 cup granulated sugar (I use organic coconut)

2 eggs, large, pastured

1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use coconut oil)

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups zucchini squash, shredded

3/4 cup chocolate (I use dark chocolate nibs)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, xantham gum, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together light brown sugar, granulated sugar and eggs at medium speed until very well combined, about 3-4 minutes. With mixer still on, drizzle in vegetable oil. Add vanilla extract and beat a few seconds more.
  3. At medium speed, slowly add the flour mixture and beat just until combined. Gently fold in the shredded zucchini and chocolate chips. Spread batter into a 9x5-inch loaf pan and smooth the top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  5. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Moist, fudgy, gluten free bread, with little pockets of melted chocolate chips for a chocolate spin on classic zucchini bread.

Zucchini, you've never looked so good! With all the vegetables in there, you could almost call this gluten free zucchini bread health food. And let’s not forget that dark chocolate is heart healthy AND high in antioxidants.

Told ya this was health food!

Ok, so maybe not quite, but with vegetables, dark chocolate and being gluten free, it's looking pretty good to me. This gluten free, chocolate twist on classic zucchini bread is definitely a new favorite for me.

Kate donahue

About Kate

Kate babbles about all things food on her own blog,Food Babbles, and about feeding her girls the best way. Here on Food Fanatic, she wows us with her commitment to homemade, fresh baking, week after week.