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Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread, topped with chocolate chips.

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

Moist and rich, this gluten-free chocolate zucchini bread is an easy-to-make summer classic. Dairy-Free. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices


  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill gluten-free baking flour (4 3/4 ounces / 138 grams)
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar (5 1/2 ounces / 155 grams)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (1 ounce / 28 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (9 ounces / 255 grams)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (2 1/3 ounces / 65 grams)
  • 1 tablespoons chocolate chips, optional (1/3 ounce / 10 grams)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together gluten-free flour, dark brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Break up any pieces of brown sugar with your fingers. Add grated zucchini, eggs, and oil. Stir until a batter forms. Allow batter to rest for two minutes. This allows the zucchini to release a little moisture. It’s an important step. You don’t want to skip it.

  3. Stir the batter one more time to ensure no dry flour clings to the bottom of the bowl. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top of the pan.

  4. Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  5. Place pan on wire rack. Allow bread to cool in the pan. Slide a metal spatula gently around the edges of the pan to loosen. Turn out bread. Slice with a serrated knife. Store zucchini bread, wrapped, on the counter for up to four days. To freeze: Slice bread and place parchment paper between the slices. Place the slices into a freezer bag and freeze up to three months.