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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This Chocolate Zucchini Bread is made healthy with plenty of zucchini, whole grains, and coconut oil instead of butter. It’s decadent, moist, and utterly satisfying for breakfast or dessert. 

This Chocolate Zucchini Bread tastes amazing, yet is secretly healthy.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This Chocolate Zucchini is:

  • Supremely moist and tender
  • Dreamy for chocolate lovers, with chocolatey deliciousness in every bite!
  • Full of goodness for the healthy-ish eater
  • Loaded with squash without tasting like squash
  • Made with coconut oil instead of butter

Watch Us Make Chocolate Zucchini Bread

They never guess you’ve loaded their bread with zucchini!

The main reason this bread is so moist and tender is due to the plentiful zucchini that’s shredded finely and not drained.

That’s right; no paper towel-squeezing or any other kind of draining needed. Hang onto all that liquid.

Imagine waking up to a decadent slice of this yummy bread. Chocolate and coffee. A totally delicious reason to get out of bed.

Chocolate Zucchini bread is great for breakfast and dessert.

Let’s not neglect dessert.

This bread is scrumptious with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top🍨

Just sweet enough to satisfy the craving. Extra ice cream is so okay because you’re balancing it out with veggies.


Here’s to all the greens in your chocolate.


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Sliced of Zucchini Chocolate Bread with Shredded Coconut

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

5 from 8 ratings
This Chocolate Zucchini Coconut Oil Bread is made healthy with plenty of zucchini and coconut oil instead of butter. It's decadent, moist, and utterly satisfying for breakfast or dessert.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Amy Dong



  • Prepare: Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan, placed on top of a baking sheet (for ease of transport.) Set aside.
  • Mix: In a large bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil with brown sugar and whisk to combine well. Add honey, eggs, and orange extract and whisk to combine.
  • Whisk and Fold: In a separate bowl, whisk together both kinds of flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and instant coffee granules until well combined. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold flour mixture into the coconut oil mixture just until combined. Do not over-mix; it will remain a thick consistency. Gently stir in the shredded zucchini with all its liquid. Stir in chocolate chips. Again, stir just to combine and don't over-mix.
  • Bake and Cool: Use rubber spatula to scrape batter into the greased loaf pan evenly. Bake 1 hour, or just until a toothpick inserted into the center come out with a few crumbs attached. Cool on wire rack completely before removing from pan.


*White whole wheat flour provides the nutrition of whole grains with a milder, softer texture. You may use regular whole wheat instead, if you prefer. You may also forgo the whole wheat and use 100% all purpose flour. 
*If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ♡

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 17.6g | Saturated Fat: 13.2g | Cholesterol: 46.5mg | Sodium: 249.2mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 26.8g
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: baking

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Recipe Rating


    • Marysa
    • 5 stars

    This sounds so rich and delicious. Great way to use up zucchini from the garden! I didn’t even grow any in my garden this year, but my neighbors can’t give them away fast enough. I will have to try your recipe.

    • Clarice
    • 5 stars

    Wow! This looks delicious. I am just new to baking and would love to give this a try. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I have never imagined zucchini in bread.

    • Rachel
    • 5 stars

    My 8 year old is a choco-holic. I have to try this recipe for him.

    • Gervin Khan
    • 5 stars

    Wow! This chocolate bread recipe looks absolutely delicious and yummy! The texture makes it exciting and tempting. I’ll definitely make this for the family. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • Sonia Seivwright
    • 5 stars

    I love love love and love the sound of this bread. I am very excited to try this.

    • Akyn FullHouse
    • 5 stars

    I’m seriously starving now with the yummy chocolate bread you got. I like it because apart from it is flavored chocolate which is my favorite, it is also made of healthy ingredients. My boy will also lov ethos for sure.

    • Monica Simpson
    • 5 stars

    I love chocolate zucchini bread. I’m looking forward to making this using our garden zucchinis!

    • Gina Zanarini

    Where does the honey come in?? Just put it in the oven, but reread the ingredients and saw honey but not in the step by step? Or maybe I’ve just had a long day and don’t see it.

      • chewoutloud

      Thank you, Gina… it’s now updated! Hope you love this one

    • robynnmckeown

    I made this as muffins last night, and omitted the coffee granules (didn’t have any) and they turned out delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

      • chewoutloud

      Awesome job, Robynn! So great to hear it

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