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Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread is quick, delicious, and the perfect use for garden zucchini. Enjoy a slice with your morning coffee, or serve it up for dessert.

Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread will become your new way to use summer's favorite vegetable. Totally brilliant!

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It’s official, I’m over gardening. Since this was the first year with landscaping in our new construction home, we went all out in the garden department. We tended to the lawn and our garden beds like a second baby.

Between Eric’s obsession with the edger, my calendar notifications for fertilizer, and our combined watering efforts, our front yard looked like something straight out of a landscaping company’s brochure. Until it didn’t.

Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread is great for breakfast, or  a pick-me-up snack in the afternoon. Take some in to the office to share!

I’m really not trying to toot my own horn, but we were super proud of our yard and were even given an award from a local gardening club. I’m telling you, we weren’t messing around. And then it was as though something crept in overnight and terrorized our gorgeous hydrangeas and dahlias.

The huge blue blooms on the hydrangeas quickly withered away and their lovely, bright green leaves turned brown and spotted. Oh, and I forgot to mention the ridiculous amount of tiny mushrooms that seemed to sprout throughout our mulch beds over the course of 8 hours.

I was about as devastated as you could possibly be over plants.

Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread makes a weekend breakfast so special. Everyone in your family will devour this!

Eric would roll over at 3:00AM to find me on my phone researching cures for diseased hydrangeas and brown dahlias. He figured out the fungi situation, scraped them out and dried up our mulch. Turns out, we were watering too much and some weird insect took out our dahlias like the plague. We’re in the process of nursing our hydrangeas back to health, but if I’m being honest, I’m kind of over the whole thing.

I’m toying with the idea of planting mums for Fall, but if they wither away, I might just have a meltdown. Okay, that’s a little dramatic, but if you tend a garden, ya feel me.

I’m thinking maybe I should just stick with baking and perhaps find a new hobby like crocheting or something.

Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread is a great way to use the zucchini of the season. Vegetables and dessert are a magnificent combination!

Speaking of baking, this Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread is amazing. It’s loaded with fresh, shredded zucchini, coconut and chocolate chips.

It’s a chocolate-coconut spin on my Nana’s recipe for zucchini bread, so it’s even a little more special. And it’s the perfect way to use up all the zucchini my mom brings over from her garden.

Check out how easy this Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread is to make:

I’ve teamed up with Crisco®, as a Crisco Creator, to help inspire home cooks (just like you) with new recipe ideas and cooking and baking tips using Crisco® products. My Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread uses Crisco® Organic Refined Coconut Oil instead of vegetable oil which is what my Nana’s recipe called for.

The great thing about Crisco® Organic Refined Coconut Oil that it’s an easy substitute in recipes calling for butter, margarine, and other oils, making it one of my go-to pantry staples. It can be used as a 1:1 replacement ratio with other oils and has no coconut aroma or flavor, so it’s super versatile and doesn’t change the taste of your food. Plus, it’s certified USDA Organic and contains no GMOs. You gotta love that!

Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. Or both!

Whether you’re faced with a serious chocolate craving, or trying to use up some of mom’s garden zucchini, this Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread is a must-make! Serve it up for breakfast with a cup of coffee, or for a delicious dessert alongside some fresh fruit.

If you’re willing to come over and listen to me whine about my gardening woes, or maybe even offer up some advice, I promise to bake this for you. We can devour it while we figure out why Mother Nature likes to mess with me.

For other great recipe ideas, check out these Apple Hand Pies and these Turtle Cheesecake Cookie Cups. Also, be sure to head over to or search #CriscoCreators on social media to see what my fellow Crisco Creators have been cooking and baking this summer!

Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread will become your new way to use summer's favorite vegetable. Totally brilliant!

Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread

Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread is quick, delicious, and the perfect use for garden zucchini. Enjoy a slice with your morning coffee, or serve it up for dessert.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup CRISCO® Organic Refined Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 8x4-inch loaf pans with Pillsbury® Baking Spray with Flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, mix the coconut oil and sugars until combined. Mix in the sour cream. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5.  Add in the zucchini and mix for about 1 minute, or until the batter is moistened and the zucchini is evenly incorporated into the batter. Stir in the chocolate chips and shredded coconut.
  6. Spread the batter into the prepared pans and bake in preheated oven for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool bread in pan for 1/2 hour. Remove bread to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 246

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Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread has a perfect texture from the zucchini. The chocolate and coconut add an amazing richness. You'll make this one again and again!

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Saturday 12th of December 2020

I have made this bread 2x now, I substitute yogurt for the sour cream. I freeze the mini loaves and it is just as moist when thawed! Love it! Great way to get my chocolate fix!!!


Friday 18th of December 2020

So glad to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

Pamela Damm

Monday 12th of September 2016

I made this 9/2/16 and froze it for a family picnic 9/11/16. The bread was a huge hit, moist, dense with a deep chocolate flavor.


Tuesday 13th of September 2016

That makes me so happy, Pamela!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

Wednesday 31st of August 2016

I cannot garden to save my life.  Everything I plant or try to pot dies eventually, so it's not even worth the bother anymore. Maybe hiring someone to make my front yard look better next year should go into our budget.  We just had someone give us a few more zucchinis, so this recipe sounds just perfect.  And I definitely need to find that coconut oil!


Wednesday 31st of August 2016

I feel your gardening pain, Jocelyn! I'm about to give up. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the bread as much as we do! -Jamie

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

Wednesday 31st of August 2016

I'm loving every zucchini recipe I can find, as my plant is producing like bunnies! I must find that Crisco now!!


Wednesday 31st of August 2016

Thanks so much for stopping by, Aimee! I can always find the Crisco at Target. Enjoy!

Patty Glenn

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

I loved this recipe and will certainly do it again. I, too, wished the cake had been less crumbly. Kind of messy to serve. Is there anything to alleviate that crumbly texture? Also, I would like to try raisins in this cake. Any ideas as to how much to add? Love your site.


Wednesday 31st of August 2016

Patty- I haven't had the trouble of it being crumbly, but if you are, try popping it into the fridge for a little bit before slicing. I hope this helps. I love your idea of adding raisins! -Jamie

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