Low-Carb Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Low-Carb Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread is perfect for when your garden is exploding with zucchini! This easy paleo bread also keeps all of the zucchini that emerges from your CSA share under control.

Low-Carb Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

The best thing about Low-Carb Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread is that it’s so delicious your friends will gobble it up without knowing it’s healthy! It’s also super easy to make. Lots of readers tell me that they turn this into a one-bowl recipe. They simply mix up all the ingredients in the food processor, then grate the zucchini right into the batter.

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

One of the healthy ingredients that gives this bread a moist, rich texture is coconut oil. Studies have shown that in addition to numerous other health benefits, coconut oil can help our immune systems mount resistance to viruses.

Low-Carb Bread Recipe

Sweetened with honey and a bit of vanilla stevia, Low-Carb Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes an excellent healthy snack for kids and is equally delicious for dessert with a cup of my low-carb Iced Ginger Chai.

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Servings 1 loaf



  • In a food processor combine almond flour and cacao powder
  • Pulse in salt and baking soda
  • Pulse in eggs, coconut oil, honey, and stevia
  • Briefly pulse in zucchini
  • Transfer batter to a greased 6.5 x 4 inch small loaf pan, dusted with almond flour
  • Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes
  • Cool for 2 hours
  • Serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
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How to Store Low-Carb Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

To store this low-carb bread, wrap in a paper towel, seal in a plastic bag, and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Keto Diet Recipes

My family absolutely loves this Low-Carb Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread! If you’re following a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet, check out my Keto Diet Recipes page. If you need macros, I provide them for the recipes in all of my books, but my New York Times best selling book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry is the best place to start, with a ton of low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) recipes. In fact, Barnes & Noble has it in their system as a Keto Cookbook! Check out all of the low-carb recipes and get the macros here!

Healthy Low-Carb Zucchini Recipes

As the warm weather marches on, the zucchini will keep growing, and growing some more! Here are some of my other healthy zucchini recipes to help you take charge of this prolific produce:

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published this recipe in 2013.

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379 responses to “Low-Carb Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread”

  1. I love this recipe! So many of your recipes are a staple in our home, thank you! I like the consistency better when I divide evenly into 12 silicone muffin molds. It also freezes better. I discovered today, (unable to grate zucchini due to tennis elbow) that you can mix everything according to your directions, then carefully swap out the mixing blade for the grater attachment. I transferred to a bowl and folded the zucchini in by hand. Thanks again!

  2. This chocolate zucchini bread is super easy to make and is unbelievably delicious and moist!! It remains moist until the last bite, but it doesn’t take very long for that final bite to come around because EVERYONE, Celiac or not, just loves it.
    My taste buds remember the delicious flavor so often that I end up making it…often :-) You will never regret trying this recipe! (Hint: buy a good quality cocoa/cacao powder)

    BTW: As a person with multiple food allergies, Elana’s recipes are a godsend. I can eat every recipe in her Almond Flour Cookbook and non-Celiac friends enjoy them just as much. Other Celiac/GF recipes use multiple flours with multiple additives, some of which I can’t tolerate. So…..Thank You So Much, Elana!!

    • Elizabeth, I am so HAPPY to hear that you and yours LOVE this recipe! Also thrilled that you can eat everything In my first book. Take good care and I hope you’ll keep me posted on how you’re doing :-)

  3. Hi, Elana! I’ve made so many of your recipes over the years and always enjoy. Just wanted to say this is my new go-to quick bread. SO delicious. Everyone in my family really loves it. I do leave out the Stevia, because for me, the honey is plenty sweet! It really is WONDERFUL. My kids even love it, and they are big on chocolate desserts!

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