Chocolate Zucchini Bread – Gluten Free, Vegan

This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is SO delicious and chocolaty! It’s gluten free and vegan and works great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack!

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This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is SO delicious and chocolaty! It's gluten free and vegan and works great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack! #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #zucchinibread #chocolate #recipe
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I’ve been using zucchini in so many recipes this summer it’s crazy!  So of course when my coworker asked if I wanted some of their extra zucchini I jumped all over it.  

I use zucchini in a bunch of savory dishes like Mexican zucchini boats, roasted vegetables, and zoodles (zucchini noodles). I hadn’t tried a sweet treat with them yet.  

Gluten free and dairy free chocolate zucchini bread was the first on the list to try.    

This was my coworkers first year growing zucchini and she didn’t realize how much she would have (awesome for me! ☺).  Little did I know the zucchini she was going to be bringing in would be the size of my 4 year old’s leg!!  

I couldn’t believe how huge these were!  So I decided to make this chocolate zucchini bread and roast the rest.        

This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is SO delicious and chocolaty! It's gluten free and vegan and works great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack! #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #zucchinibread #chocolate #recipe

To come up with this recipe, I decided to use my banana bread recipe as the base.  Since bananas and zucchini can be pretty easily substituted for each other I just swapped them out and added some cocoa powder to the recipe. 

I adjusted a few other things and I couldn’t believe it worked perfectly on my first try!!  Usually I have to tweak recipes a few times to get it just right, but the banana bread recipe was a perfect starting point.  

I’ve made it many times now and it’s amazing every time!    You can’t taste the zucchini in this bread at all.  It just taste like a moist chocolate cake and it is magical!  

My kiddo has no idea she’s getting some veggies as well as a delicious treat.  Those are my favorite kinds of treats!    

This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is SO delicious and chocolaty! It's gluten free and vegan and works great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack! #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #zucchinibread #chocolate #recipe

What are some of your favorite ways to use zucchini?  My coworker keeps bringing me leg sized zucchini’s so I need to find some more awesome recipes to try.  

I hope you love this chocolate zucchini bread as much as my family does! 

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This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is SO delicious and chocolaty! It's gluten free and vegan and works great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack! #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #zucchinibread #chocolate #recipe

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread – Gluten Free, Vegan

  • Author: Morgan | Just What We Eat
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 5 min
  • Yield: 1 loaf

Description

This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is SO delicious and chocolaty!  It’s gluten free and vegan and works great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack!


Ingredients

1 1/2 cup zucchini, shredded* 
3.5 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp vanilla 
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted (avocado oil works as well)
1/2 cup coconut sugar, packed
1/3 cup maple syrup 
3/4 cup milk of choice (I use “So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk”) 
1 cup gluten free quick cooking oats 
1 cup almond meal
1 cup all purpose gluten free flour (I use “Better Batter”)
1/2 cup cocoa powder 
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional – I use “Enjoy Life Vegan Chocolate Chips”) 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients through milk and stir well.  
  3. Sift the almond flour, all purpose gluten free flour, and cocoa powder and add to the bowl.
  4. Add the oats to the bowl and stir until combined.  
  5. Optionally fold in chocolate chips.  
  6. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and spread it evenly in the pan.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  
  8. Allow the bread to cool completely before serving.  

Notes

If your zucchini is overly wet after shredding it, use a kitchen towel to squeeze out some of the extra moisture before mixing it in with the other ingredients.

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Looking for more gluten free and vegan breakfast recipes?  Check out some of my favorites below!

Banana Muffins

Orange Scones

Pancakes

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4 Comments

  1. Do you think it would work to process these in a food processor to get the oats ground up? I like a smoother crumb in my muffins. Maybe grind the oats first and then mix in? Your thoughts…….
    Thank you

    1. Hi Patricia, I haven’t tried that before, but it should work. I advise grinding the oats first and then mixing it in when you add the other flours. I would love to know how this works out for you!

    1. Hi Kelly, I haven’t tried it without the almond meal, but you should be able to substitute with oat flour or sorghum flour. You could also probably substitute half with more gluten free flour and the other half with more oats. I would love to know how it turns out if you give it a try.

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