Chia & Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The Chia and Chocolate Zucchini Bread doesn’t contain any flour and as a result is gluten-free. It is also grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free which is perfect for those following a Paleo lifestyle. This loaf is incredibly moist and full of magnesium rich chocolatey goodness. It also contains the nutritious chia seed, for added fibre and omega 3’s. Yum!

If you can’t have eggs, try substituting these for something from this post: Real food egg replacements.

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Chocolate Chia Zucchini Bread

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  • 1 medium zucchini (shredded (2 cups shredded zucchini))
  • 2 pastured eggs (whisked)
  • 3/4 cup almond butter (or any nut or seed butter)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (maple or rice malt syrup)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1 tsp lemon juice (combined)
  • 32 g or 4 tbsp of chia seeds
  • Pinch of Celtic/Himalayan salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Shred your zucchini either using the shredding attachment on your food processor or cheese grater.
  3. Place zucchini in a bowl with the rest of your ingredients; use ?a large spoon to mix well until all the ingredients are combined and you have a deep chocolate colour.
  4. Line your loaf tin with baking paper before pouring your ingredients into the loaf pan.
  5. Place in oven to bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when you poke it. Let it cool, cut and serve!


Due to the fact that his recipe doesn’t contain any raising agents, it does remain relatively flat however, this does not affect the delicious flavour.

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  1. Alison Laube

    Thanks for the article on egg substitutes – any suggestions for substitution in this recipe?

  2. Danielle Wicks

    This is delicious! I changed it slightly but what a yummy bread/ slice. Thanks so much for the recipe, would you mind if I put it on my site? Obviously with a credit to you!

  3. Alyse

    Hi Danielle,

    Of course you can. Send me an email and we can chat some more.

    Alyse x

  4. Alyse

    Hi Alison,
    I haven’t used an egg substitute for this recipe but because it is a moist slice, I would probably opt for the apple or banana mash.
    Let me know how you go!

  5. Emma Conelius

    Hi Alyse,

    I made the zucchini slice the other day it was amazing. I was wondering if you would be able to tell me the calorie intake ?



  6. Alyse

    Hi Emma,
    Unfortunately not. Although I am studying nutrition science, I honestly believe food is so much more than just numbers on a page. When clients read these numbers/percentages/calories, more often than not they are scared away from good quality foods like nourishing fats and proteins and run to the processed lower calorie alternatives. For this reason and this reason only, I don’t discuss nutritional data. You can be sure that all ingredients are from whole foods and when we eat whole foods, our body can communicate its needs and wants more effectively without the need for the mind or “willpower” to interfere. Great question though! Hope this helps x

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I’m a qualified Nutritionist who believes an evidence-based approach to modern nutrition is severely under-rated. Patients are so often left in the dark when it comes to health-care and as a firm believer in the old saying “knowledge is power”, my ultimate goal is to provide my readers, students and patients with clear and actionable advice that ultimately helps you reach your full potential.