This Keto Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a low carb sweet bread, super moist, and fudgy. This sugar-free zucchini bread is made with almond flour, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips. It’s a perfect low carb zucchini bread that’s gluten-free, grain-free, and only 3g net carbs per slice!
You’ll never know that this gluten-free cake has hidden zucchini. Whoever invented zucchini bread deserves a gold medal because it makes it easier to use up all those in-season zucchini while enjoying a decadent and moist chocolate cake. If you have a sweet tooth on keto and crave something super chocolatey, this low carb zucchini cake is for you!
Using zucchini in baked goods is my favorite way to cook them. My savory zucchini muffins are always a hit, and we made them super often this summer!
I know you, my readers are super chocoholics just like me as so many of you tried and loved my keto brownies recipe! This zucchini bread recipe is just as moist, tender, and incredibly delicious!
By the way, if you enjoy this recipe, you can get my Incredibly Easy Keto Desserts ebook!
Why You’ll Love this Keto Zucchini Bread with Chocolate?
- it’s a one-bowl recipe that needs only 5 minutes of prep
- super moist and perfectly spiced
- great way to eat more veggies
- Can be turned into delicious muffins
- Freezer friendly recipe
- you can easily make a double or triple batch
Ingredients for Keto Zucchini Bread
To make this gently spiced keto zucchini bread, you’ll need just a few basic low carb ingredients and some optional ones. I love to add walnuts or chopped pecans to my zucchini bread for some extra crunch, or you can throw in a handful of unsweetened dried cranberries or shredded coconut.
Here are all the ingredients needed in this delicious keto sweet bread with zucchini:
- Eggs– It’s important to use room-temperature eggs to reduce that eggy taste that most keto bread has.
- Shredded zucchini – I used unpeeled grated fresh zucchini for this moist sugar-free chocolate zucchini bread.
- Sweetener– use your favorite granular sweetener such as Erythritol, Monk fruit, and even coconut sugar to make a paleo zucchini bread.
- Almond flour– make sure to choose blanched almond flour and sift it to remove any almond flour clumps. This way the bread has a better texture.
- Cocoa powder– the higher quality the cocoa powder has, the better overall taste in this keto zucchini dessert.
- Baking Powder– helps the cake rise beautifully.
- ground cinnamon– gives that hint of delicious spice
- Coconut Cream or Heavy Whipping Cream – you can use either, but if you’re looking for a paleo zucchini bread recipe, use coconut products instead of dairy.
- Optional: dark chocolate chips or unsweetened chopped chocolate, walnuts, pecans, or almonds
How to Make Keto Zucchini Bread?
It’s super easy to make this sugar-free keto zucchini bread once you have all the ingredients on hand. What’s fantastic about this keto chocolate bread with zucchini is that you can enjoy your veggies in such a fun and delicious way. It’s the perfect low carb sweet bread recipe to enjoy as a snack with a cup of tea for breakfast with a cup of my bulletproof coffee or topped with peanut butter.
Preparing the Batter
Combine wet ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, add large eggs, coconut cream (or heavy cream), vanilla extract, melted coconut oil (or butter), and sweetener. Whisk until fluffy and well incorporated.
Add in the dry ingredients: almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and continue mixing with the electric mixer until the batter is smooth.
Fold in shredded zucchini, chocolate chips, and chopped nuts.
Pour the zucchini chocolate bread batter into a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 50 – 55 minutes in the preheated oven at 350F/ 180C. At this point, the zucchini bread should be ready, but it’s super moist, so if you insert a toothpick to check for doneness, it won’t come out completely clean.
Slice and enjoy!
Even if you are not a zucchini fan, you will love this keto chocolate zucchini bread! Just make it and see for yourself that this is the best way to cook with zucchini.
Quick Tips For Successful Keto Zucchini Loaf
- Allow the zucchini bread to cool completely before slicing. This will allow the bread to firm up and make it easier to slice without falling apart.
- Try not to overmix the batter, as the bread might get too tough.
- Use your favorite chopped nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, or macadamia nuts
- Pumpkin Zucchini Bread: Skip the cocoa powder, and add pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree for an indulgent fall treat.
- Vanilla Zucchini bread: Replace the cocoa powder with vanilla extract to enjoy the classic flavors of traditional zucchini bread.
- Lemon Zucchini Bread: Use lemon zest and lemon juice instead of the cocoa powder for a bright and tangy loaf.
- Peanut Butter Zucchini Bread: Replace the coconut oil with peanut butter, and stir in peanut butter chips.
How To Serve?
This delicious gluten-free zucchini bread is delicious as a snack with a cup of bulletproof coffee or a dollop of keto whipped cream or coconut cream.
Serve with keto ice cream: slice and toast a slice of zucchini bread, then top with a scoop of your favorite keto-friendly ice cream.
Drizzle with melted chocolate or peanut butter for a decadent treat.
How to Store Zucchini Bread?
You can store this keto bread at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
If you would prefer to freeze it, let it completely cool down, wrap it in plastic wrap and then wrap it in aluminum foil.
Keep keto zucchini bread in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw on the countertop and warm up a slice before serving.
How Many Carbs Are in Chocolate Zucchini Bread?
A traditional chocolate zucchini bread made with white flour and regular sugar contains 20-25 grams of total carbs per serving.
However, if you are following a keto diet, you can try this keto-friendly zucchini bread that contains only 3 grams of net carbs per slice.
Can I Use Coconut Flour?
Using only coconut flour in a recipe that was not specifically developed for it can be challenging. Coconut flour has different properties than almond flour. It’s highly absorbent and needs more liquid to get the right consistency.
Keep in mind that using only coconut flour in a recipe can result in a denser and more crumbly texture, so it is important to adjust your expectations accordingly.
You may also need to experiment with the recipe and make adjustments until you find the right balance of ingredients to achieve the desired texture and flavor.
Other Bread Recipes for You to Try:
- Keto Zucchini Bread
- Easy Keto Vanilla Pound Cake
- Keto Blueberry Bread
- Low Carb & Keto Cornbread
- Keto Pumpkin Bread
- Almond Flour Low Carb Keto Bread
- Low Carb Buns with Almond Flour
Keto Chocolate Zucchini Bread
- 3 large Eggs room temperature
- 2 cups shredded zucchini lightly packed
- ½ to ¾ cup sweetener
- 1 ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- ¼ cup coconut cream or heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup coconut oil or butter, melted
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips or unsweetened chopped chocolate
- ½ cup walnuts or almonds chopped (optional)
- ½ tsp instant coffee powder or espresso powder, optional to enhance the chocolate flavor
- Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C. Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan (9 inches x 5 inches) with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Place the shredded zucchini onto a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the zucchini. You'll need about 1 cup squeezed zucchini.
- In a large bowl, crack the eggs, add coconut cream (or heavy cream), vanilla extract, melted coconut oil(or butter), and sweetener. Use an electric mixer to combine all the ingredients until frothy (about 2 minutes).
- Add the dry ingredients: almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and continue mixing with the electric mixer until the batter is smooth.
- Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to fold in shredded zucchini, chocolate chips and chopped nuts (optional)·
- Pour the zucchini chocolate bread batter into the prepared baking loaf pan.
- Bake 50 – 55 minutes or until the bread looks set and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out almost clean. The bread is super moist in the middle, so don’t be alarmed if your skewer won’t be completely clean.
- The bread will stay slightly moist in the middle and firm up after fully cool down.
- Allow the keto zucchini chocolate bread to cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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