Gluten-Free Olive Oil Zucchini Bread With Chocolate Chips

Published on Aug 30, 2021

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 1 loaf
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This is a dairy-free Gluten Free Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. With zucchini, heart-healthy olive oil, pure maple syrup, chocolate chips, walnuts, and a pinch of cardamom, this may become your favorite zucchini bread recipe. It is in our home!

Zucchini bread is an excellent way to start your day because it is nutritious. Or, enjoy it as a snack for that sweet craving. Anytime is a zucchini bread time. Check out this One Bowl Zucchini Banana Flax Bread recipe, for another option using zucchini.

olive oil zucchini bread, gluten-free


First thing, when baking with zucchini, the first step is to remove extra moisture from this summer squash. Zucchini is considered a summer squash because the skin is tender and edible, making it a perfect fruit for baking. Yes, zucchini is a fruit that looks like a vegetable.


Removing moisture from zucchini before baking is essential to prevent your bread from becoming too wet. This is especially important when making recipes like zucchini bread or zucchini casseroles. Here are a few methods to remove moisture from zucchini:

  • Start by grating the zucchini using a box grater or a food processor with a grating attachment.
  • Place the grated zucchini in a colander or a fine-mesh sieve and sprinkle it with salt.
  • Toss the salt with the zucchini and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. The salt will draw out moisture from the zucchini.
  • After the resting period, use your hands or a clean kitchen towel to squeeze the zucchini to remove as much moisture as possible. 


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Gluten-Free Olive Oil Zucchini Bread With Chocolate Chips Recipe Details


Using an electric mixer, mix the wet ingredients until blended. This is the eggs, olive oil, maple syrup, dairy-free milk and vanilla.


To the same bowl, add the flours, baking powder, cardamom and salt. Using a spatula mix to combine.


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Stir in shredded zucchini, chocolate chips and walnuts. That’s it, the bread is so easy, even novice bakers can’t mess it up.


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Is zucchini healthy?

If you ask me, anything fresh from the garden is healthy! However, zucchini is a favourite of mine because it is low in calories and high in fiber. Fiber plays an essential part in digestion. Also, the tender summer squash is packed with vitamins, especially vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants.

What’s the difference between organic and conventional maple syrup?

Organic food products are grown naturally using few or no chemicals, pesticides, radiation, or genetic engineering. The key differences between organic or conventional maple syrup are where the maple trees are tapped, how the maple trees are tapped, how the sap is collected and stored.

For more detailed information, check out this informative article from Acadian Maple


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A must try gluten free olive oil zucchini bread with chocolate chips.

I am sure you are aware that there are hundreds of variations of gluten-free zucchini bread recipes. You may have tried my Gluten-Free Zucchini Bacon and Cheese Muffins, or the Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Cranberry Muffins. However, this zucchini bread is the BEST EVER!

olive oil zucchini bread, gluten-free

One-Bowl Olive Oil Zucchini Bread Recipe

This is a simple zucchini bread recipe because the batter is made all in one bowl. It is a quick and easy cleanup. Another bonus is the zucchini bread is gluten-free, nutritious, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.

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Why is this zucchini recipe nutritious?

This gluten free recipe is about heart-healthy olive oil, protein dietary fiber, almond flour, low-cal zucchini, and walnuts. Walnut is an excellent source of monounsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids, like oleic and linoleic, contribute to heart health. And pure maple syrup is rich in manganese and zinc.

The best part is the flavor. With just a pinch of cardamom, this zucchini bread is exceptionally tasty.

olive oil zucchini bread, gluten-free

If you are looking for a zucchini recipe, I highly recommend trying this gluten-free bread with chocolate chips. The olive oil zucchini bread is super moist, insanely delicious, a fuss-free recipe, and super quick to mix up. It’s the perfect gluten-free olive oil zucchini bread to bake up this week. Enjoy!

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx

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