One Bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This One Bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread is decadent, rich, and oh so delicious.

One Bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This One Bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread comes together effortlessly in just one bowl and you would never know there’s zucchini in It.

One Bowl Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Gluten Free)

I’ve been craving baked treats lately. Banana Bread, Muffins, scones, you name it. I don’t know if it’s pregnancy or just random, but I need it and I need it now. Anywho, my sister and I were chatting at lunch the other day, and she mentioned needing more healthy snacks for Luke, preferably something with veggies (but veggies in disguise, if you will).

So, I decided to make zucchini bread.. but not just any zucchini bread. Yep, it’s a one bowl wonder and something you’re going to need in your life ASAP.

One Bowl Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Gluten Free)

Let’s get real- i’m not a professional baker, so I didn’t mess with separating the wet from the dry ingredients for this recipe and it still turned out perfectly! It has so much flavor and honestly tastes like a dream! Secretly loading up on some veggies is always nice, too. 🙂

One Bowl Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Gluten Free)

I hope you enjoy!!!

As always, if you try this recipe, a comment and/or review below is so greatly appreciated! It’s so helpful for other readers and for myself! Thank you so much for your support! xo, Lindsay


One Bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

One Bowl Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Gluten Free)

This One Bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread is an absolute must have.  It’s simple, delicious, and moist, and you would never know there is zucchini in there!  Sneak some veggies in your kids life with this one bowl wonder. 

  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 c gluten-free all purpose flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill one to one baking flour, but regular all purpose flour works as well)
  • 1/2 c cocoa powder 
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar (can sub coconut sugar if you prefer) 
  • 1/2 c apple sauce (or oil) 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 c grated zucchini, gently squeeze out the water with a paper towel (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 3/4 c dark chocolate morsels (I used Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line loaf pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. 
  3. Now add in half of the chocolate chips and stir to combine. 
  4. Pour batter into loaf pan and top with remaining chocolate chips. 
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing. 
  7. ENJOY!!! 
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  • Reply
    August 18, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Is the cocoa powder you use Unsweet or regular?

  • Reply
    December 23, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Can this be frozen?

    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      February 9, 2022 at 9:14 pm

      Absolutely!! You can freeze the whole loaf by first letting it cool, then wrapping into plastic wrap and if you want to go a step further put into ziplock bag before putting in freezer. I also like to cut into individual slices and then wrap each slice in plastic wrap then put in a bag. That way if you want to thaw one slice, it’s easy peasy!! Hope that was helpful!

  • Reply
    June 14, 2022 at 11:48 am

    What oil would you recommend if not using applesauce?

    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      June 14, 2022 at 2:47 pm

      You could use coconut oil, vegetable oil, or even a light olive oil should work!

  • Reply
    Joanne W
    July 13, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    We make this every week. So good, thank you!!

  • Reply
    September 8, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    I just made this…it’s still warm…and I had to jump on and leave a review. Hands down, the most delicious GF recipe I’ve made in a long time. No substitution made!!!!

    I cut most gluten from my diet a few months ago, and have been looking for a sweet treat to have from time to time. This recipe is it!!! My kids are going to love this.

    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      September 25, 2023 at 2:08 pm

      Hi Kate!! You are the BEST for taking the time to share. I am so so happy you love this recipe! Thank you again- have a great week!

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