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Sliced paleo chocolate zucchini bread on a silver cooling rack.
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5 from 2 votes

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread is incredibly moist, and truly delicious. Best of all, it is lower in carbs, and gluten-free for my daughter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate zucchini bread, paleo chocolate zucchini bread, paleo zucchini bread
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 261cal
Author: Amy
Cost: $4


  • Loaf pan
  • Oven
  • food processor
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • 1 cup shredded zucchini *remove excess moisture with a paper towel
  • cups almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (non-reactive, but technically not Paleo)
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil can also use coconut oil
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips *optional


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add your zucchini to a food processor and process. Remove excess moisture from zucchini by gently squeezing it with a paper towel. You don’t want to squeeze it completely dry, you just do not want it sopping wet. Clean your food processor, dry it and prepare it for your dry ingredients.
  • Whisk your flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add it to your food processor along with the cocoa powder. Add your eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla extract to the food processor and pulse to combine.
  • Pour your batter into your prepared loaf pan.
  • Place it in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Use a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf to ensure it is done. Once done, sprinkle the top with the 1/2 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips. Return to warm oven for 1 minute to slightly warm/melt the chips.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. Nutritional facts guide includes the chocolate chips which are optional. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 261cal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg