Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Zucchini never tasted so good! This gluten-free quick bread literally tastes like chocolate cake but is packed with zucchini! And the texture is unreal! It's soft, moist and super chocolaty! Super easy recipe comes together in 15 minutes then bakes to perfection!

gluten-free double chocolate zucchini bread easy dessert recipe
Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

An easy recipe for the most delicious and moist Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread!

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So excited for you to try this Gluten-free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread!

It may be my favorite zucchini recipe yet and we have A LOT of zucchini recipes that I love!

This EASY gluten-free quick bread literally tastes like the most amazing chocolate cake! But it is packed with zucchini!

And it has a fabulous soft and moist texture (I know “moist” is a funny word for some, but have you ever had dry, crumbly gluten-free bread? This is not that!) and amazing flavor – super chocolaty and yummy!

And it’s the type of quick bread that’s perfect anytime— for entertaining, for brunch, for dessert or a simple snack, though I won’t tell if you eat it for breakfast.

gluten-free double chocolate zucchini bread easy dessert recipe

And for those of you looking for a no-oil recipe, this recipe does not use oil as many zucchini breads do. Instead it gets it’s fabulous soft, moist texture using a combination of butter or dairy-free butter, applesauce and milk in addition to a lot of zucchini!

So let’s make the Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread!

Like I mentioned, it is an easy gluten-free recipe!

You’ll need 13 ingredients in total:

zucchini

butter or dairy-free butter

eggs

unsweetened apple sauce

milk or dairy-free milk

sugar

vanilla extract

gluten-free all purpose flour (with xanthan gum) (we used GFJules, affiliate link)

unsweetened cacao powder

baking powder

baking soda

salt

semi-sweet chocolate chip

gluten-free double chocolate zucchini bread easy dessert recipe

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Back to the gluten-free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread…

gluten-free double chocolate zucchini bread easy dessert recipe

The batter comes together in 5 simple steps:

1.Grate the zucchini first using a box grater and then let the zucchini sit in a strainer and release water while you prep the remaining ingredients.

You may have noticed, I always leave the skin especially with this bread because it is hidden by the chocolate but if you want more “hidden veggies”, you can peel the zucchini.

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2.  Add eggs, applesauce, melted butter, sugar, milk and vanilla and mix to combine.

3. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients with a whisk, pastry cutter or fork. Then add to wet ingredients.

4. Mix in shredded zucchini.

5. Stir in chocolate chips.

The batter will be thick but spreadable, and it will already smell chocolaty and yummy!

Spread batter into a prepared baking pan (I just greased and floured the pan, but parchment paper works great too especially if you don’t want to smudge any of the chocolate chips when taking it out)

Then top with extra chocolate chips and bake!

Your kitchen will smell amazing!

Pro tip: This bread takes about 50-55 minutes to bake but check at 45 minutes and if the top is done but the center needs a few extra minutes, cover loosely with foil and continue baking.

And do not over bake — you will know it is done when a toothpick comes out clean (minus a chocolate chip perhaps!) and it pulls away from the edges of the pan slightly.

Let cool in the baking pan for 20-30 minutes, then remove from pan and continue to cool on baking rack.

Then slice into it and enjoy!

gluten-free double chocolate zucchini bread easy dessert recipe

 

 

 

The texture will be fabulously soft and moist.  And the bread will be packed with chocolate chips!

And the flavor is super chocolaty just like the best chocolate cake!

Who wants a slice?

gluten-free double chocolate zucchini bread easy dessert recipe

Hope you love it!

For more zucchini recipes, try:

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups

Best Zucchini Bread

Crispy Zucchini Fries

Pasta with Zucchini & Tomatoes

Caprese Pesto Zoodles

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

and more zucchini recipes!

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Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Zucchini never tasted so good! This gluten-free quick bread literally tastes like chocolate cake but is packed with zucchini! And the texture is unreal! It's soft, moist and super chocolaty! Super easy recipe comes together in 15 minutes then bakes to perfection!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Course: Quick Bread, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free
Keyword: gluten-free chocolate zucchini bread, easy gluten free dessert recipe, gluten-free quick bread, gluten-free zucchini bread, easy gluten-free bread recipe, chocolate zucchini bread, double chocolate zucchini bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 2 cups loosely grated zucchini let sit in strainer for 15-20 minutes, then squeeze out water
  • 5 tablespoons butter or dairy-free butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • ½ cup milk or dairy-free milk of choice we used skim milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cup gluten-free all purpose flour we use GF Jules (affiliate link)
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, and grease and flour a 10 inch loaf pan (or line it with parchment paper)*. Set aside.
  • If you haven't already, shred the zucchini and let sit in a strainer while you prep the other ingredients.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, melted butter, applesauce, milk, sugar and vanilla and mix to combine.
  • In a separate small bowl combine flour, cacao, baking soda, baking powder and salt using a pastry cutter, whisk or fork.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix to combine. Do not over-mix.
  • Add in zucchini and mix to combine.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • Spoon batter into prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Top with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick comes our clean. Pro tip, check at 45 minutes and if the center is not cooked fully but the top is done, cover loosely with foil and continue baking. Do not over-bake.
  • Let cool in the pan for 20-30 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire baking rack. Slice and enjoy.

Notes

*Parchment paper works great if you don't want to smudge any of the chocolate chips when taking it out of the pan.
*Storing -- I store quick breads by wrapping them in wax paper, then foil.  Leave out at room temperature for 1-2 days or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
*Freezes well for up to 3 months. I like to slice before freezing sometimes so that then I can take out one piece at a time whenever we want it.
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8 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

  1. Hi, I just signed up to your site and many things sound yummy. Just wondering if this can be made into muffins instead of bread. I love portion control of them, thanks, Linda

    1. Hi! And welcome! As these are a newer recipe, I have not yet made them as muffins but it should work fine! I would bake them at the same oven temp (325 degrees F) and I would use muffin tin liners, but check them at 30 minutes… if they tops are done but the center not yet fully cooked, cover loosely with foil and bake another 5 minutes but they shouldn’t need much more than 30 minutes. Let me know if you make them!

  2. 5 stars
    Easy, and absolutely scrumptious. Our entire family (gluten-free and not) loved this – a great summer treat!

  3. These are so delicious! I made these for a group of people who work for me. Each month I make a different treat for them. I have used a lot of your recipes. The almond Blondies are also a big hit. My team said these were the best muffins I have ever made. So thank you as they did come out just awesome. I use Monkfruit instead of real sugar but other than that they are just perfect. Thank you for great recipes.

  4. 5 stars
    Wow, this was SO yummy. Made it in to 2 smaller loaves as we like to freeze one. I was skeptical as our favorite zucchini bread uses much more sugar, so wanted to try one with less. This certainly won us over.

  5. 5 stars
    This loaf is so chocolatey and moist (even without the melted margarine which I forgot in the microwave 😂). I served it as chocolate cake for dessert with ice cream and berries. Love getting veggies with dessert!

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