Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread | Healthier Recipe

A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

Hi there!! Well have I got a yummy recipe for you today. Ohhhh yes I do! Say hello to this gorgeously simple and deliciously tasty Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.

A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

This bread is perfect for lunch boxes, afternoon tea… pretty much anything! It’s moist (thanks to the zucchini), has just the right amount of chocolatey-goodness, and can be frozen (that’s if it doesn’t get all gobbled up immediately!!).

A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

My Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is naturally sweetened with honey (no refined sugars in this one!!). You could also use rice malt syrup if you prefer. Oooh and the greek yoghurt gives it the BEST flavour! I LOVE using yoghurt in my breads and muffins. Sooo, so good!!

A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

If you’d prefer a plain zucchini bread, you can always leave the chocolate chips out. But please, please, pretty pleeeease don’t!! They give the bread such a delicious flavour and texture. For a healthier alternative, you could substitute them for cacao nibs… but seriously, it’s very hard to beat the good old chocolate chips!!

A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

This Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread needs to bake in the oven for around 40 minutes. I say ‘around’ because every oven is slightly different. I recommend checking it after 30 minutes and then keeping an eye on it. If you find that the top is browning too much, add some foil over the tin. Also, you’ll know that it’s ready when a skewer interred into the middle comes out clean (hehehe actually it may have some oozy gooey chocolate on it… but that’s fine!).

A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

So there you have it! My healthier version of a Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread! This one is a definite must-make (it’s also toddler-approved… which we all know is an achievement in itself!!!!).

PS. For more lunch box snacks, check out my collection of 101 school snacks (including a free printable).  

OR… if you love a sweet loaf, my One Bowl Best Ever Banana Bread is always a fave!

A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Breads and Scrolls
Cuisine: Healthy Recipes
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 176kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (140g) greek yoghurt room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (80g) coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (170g) honey or rice malt syrup
  • 1 cup zucchini grated
  • 190 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bi-carbonate soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (130g) chocolate chips

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease a 23cm X 13cm (approx) loaf tin and set aside. 
  • Place the greek yoghurt, coconut oil, vanilla extract, egg, honey and grated zucchini into a large bowl. Whisk together well and then set aside. 
  • In a seperate bowl, sift together the flour, bi-carb soda, baking powder and salt. 
  • Fold the flour mixture and the chocolate chips gently through the zucchini mixture. 
  • Bake for 40 minutes (check after 30). The bread is ready when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. 
  • Allow to cool before slicing. 

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease a 23cm X 13cm (approx) loaf tin and set aside. 
  • Chop the zucchini into thirds and place into the Thermomix bowl. Grate by pressing Turbo 5-10 times (or until finely grated). 
  • Add the greek yoghurt, coconut oil, vanilla extract, egg, and honey and mix on Speed 3,  5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 5 seconds. 
  • Add the flour, bi-carb soda, baking powder and salt and mix on Speed 4, 5 seconds ( or until just combined). 
  • Fold the chocolate chips gently through the mixture with a spatula. 
  • Bake for 40 minutes (check after 30). The bread is ready when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. 
  • Allow to cool before slicing. 

Notes

This Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread can be stored at room temperature for 4-5 days in an airtight container.
It is also freezer-friendly.
The zucchini keeps this loaf beautifully moist.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

 

 

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9 Comments
  1. Jane says:

    5 stars
    Yum…this recipe was really easy to make and absolutely delicious. I love chocolate but appreciated that the recipe was a bit healthier because it didn’t use processed sugar, butter or eggs.
    I decided to make it using a small peeled and grated apple (about 1/4 cup) and topped it up to 1 cup with 3/4 cup grated zucchini. I used 1/3 cup melted coconut oil as per recipe, but hubby and I couldn’t resist eating some when it was still warm from the oven, and it was a bit oily. After keeping it in the fridge overnight it was less oily, and the honey flavour was more noticeable. Next time I will only use 1/4 cup melted coconut oil & see if it is less oily.

    1. Lucy says:

      Yum! How delicious!!! Thank you so much for your feedback!

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