Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Gluten-Free)

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Believe it or not, this was my first time making zucchini bread!

My inspiration for this recipe? The lone zucchini sitting at the bottom of the crisper in the fridge…and of course, some imagination!


Luckily, I had a bag of gluten-free flour in the pantry (I’ve given up on creating my own blend-been there, done that…WAY too many times!) so I was excited to create a new snack for the kiddos-that I could also enjoy myself (and boy, did I enjoy it!).


The zucchini adds a dense bite to the bread, and the addition of Greek yogurt adds even more moistness and balances all the sweetness.


On a side note, this bread is on the denser side so don’t fret when you cut into it and it’s not as “cakey” as regular zucchini bread. We prefer it this way ;-)

1 1/4 cups Bob’s Mill gluten-free flour mix (or all-purpose flour)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted (butter or applesauce)
3/4 cup maple syrup or sweetener of choice 
*This bread is not super-sweet so if that’s what you prefer I would use regular sugar!
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 medium zucchini (about 1 cup), finely grated
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk eggs in a large bowl then add all the wet ingredients. Whisk until smooth and combined.

Sift in the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Pour the batter into a 9″ loaf pan, lined with parchment paper or greased with coconut oil (butter or cooking spray).


Bake in the oven for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove immediately from the oven and set aside to cool before cutting.

*TIP: Remove the bread when still somewhat moist (i.e., the toothpick should be dry but some batter should still stick to it) so as to maintain the moistness of the bread.


Cut into desired portions and serve!


Store in the fridge for 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.



  • Terri Lynn Grothe

    yum, it looks good. I love zucchini

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Me too…but I always prepare it in savoury dishes!

  • Tami

    The first line in this post…Double Chocolate caught my attention. Anything chocolate…I’m all in. This sounds and looks delish. :)

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      I know…I’m a chocolate lover as well. That’s why I started the post off like that, lol!

  • Heather – MOHTH

    I’ve never head zucchini bread before, but this looks really good and I can see from it being half gone, it must taste good! : )

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      I’ve only had it once or twice…I don’t know what possessed me to make it but it’s a great way to use up zucchini!

  • monica

    Lisa this looks so good! And *healthy* too, right?!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Of course it’s healthy!! ;-)))

  • Susie

    just taking it out of the oven now, cant wait to try it. My oldest just asked what are you cooking mom it smells yummy.” I wont dare mention it has zucchini in it :)

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Awesome!! I can’t wait to hear how it turned out!

  • Heather

    This looks awesome!! Do you think the recipe would work as cupcakes!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Definitely! I always start off with the batter and then decide afterwards if I want to make a loaf or cupcakes/muffins!

  • Mary Apolloni

    I made this yesterday. It was so easy to make and it tastes delicious! Alessandro was sleeping so I love recipes that do not require loud blenders/mixers :) Unfortunately my boys wouldn’t give it a try. Alessandro was convinced that I used bananas. Once I finally convinced him to try it he split his piece in half in search for chocolate chips and of course he found a sliver of zucchini!! lol Story of my life…now with picky eaters times two. Sal is just like his brother!! Oh well…more chocolate zucchini bread for me! lol

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      I actually made this too while my kids were sleeping! I’m glad YOU liked it. Your our boys ARE super-picky…poor you! Next time you need to pulverize that zucchini, lol! Thanks so much for trying out the recipe…and for the feedback…I really appreciate it Mary ;-)