Grab some zucchini from the garden or market and bake up this Healthy Zucchini Bread!  It’s tender and hearty, with the goodness of whole grains, no refined sugar and minimal oil!

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread sliced on cutting board  

I’ve been extremely indecisive lately about how to use up my zucchini.  I couldn’t decide between cornbread, zucchini corn fritters, or chocolate zucchini muffins.

Decisions, decisions.

I finally settled on this Healthy Oatmeal Zucchini Bread, and let’s just say that I wasn’t mad about the results. 🙂

Overhead shot of sliced zucchini oatmeal bread on a cutting board

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • This healthy zucchini bread recipe is more nutritious than classic zucchini bread with the goodness of whole wheat white flour and rolled oats.
  • There’s no refined sugar and heart healthy coconut oil so you can feel good about it!
  • This recipe may be healthy, but nobody will know!  It’s tender, delicious and studded with chocolate chips.

Zucchini Oatmeal Bread in loaf pan

We all know that chocolate and zucchini are a match made in heaven (which is why I added dark chocolate chips), but who knew that shredded coconut would be so amazing here?  It’s a chance that I had to take, and I’m so glad that I did.

Quite honestly, zucchini bread isn’t the same for me anymore without coconut.

I make this Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread as much as humanly possible when zucchini is in season…it’s a family favorite.  It’s moist yet hearty, and the flavors of dark chocolate and coconut take it over the top.

Your breakfast awaits!

Recipe Notes:

  • Whole wheat white flour results in a lighter texture than whole wheat flour.  Whole wheat flour may be substituted, but the bread will be a bit heavier in texture.
  • The coconut oil may be substituted with your favorite oil.
  • Omit the chocolate chips and coconut to make this bread lower in fat and calories if desired.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread sliced on a cutting board

More zucchini recipes you’ll love:

Chocolate zucchini muffins

Chocolate zucchini bread

Flourless zucchini oatmeal muffins

Zucchini boats

Zucchini cupcakes by Taste of Home

Zucchini fritters

Close up of Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread slices

Note:  The photos and recipe were updated and a recipe video was added on July 15, 2017.

Yield: 10 servings

Healthy Oatmeal Zucchini Bread

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread sliced on cutting board

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is a healthy zucchini bread recipe studded with flaked coconut and dark chocolate chips!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat white flour (may be substituted with all purpose flour)*
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (may be substituted with granulated or brown sugar)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (may be substituted with canola oil)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a standard size loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Whisk together the oats, flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and coconut oil vigorously, until foamy, about 1 minute. Add the zucchini, coconut, and chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir just until incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.  Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, remove from pan, and cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Whole wheat white flour results in a lighter texture than whole wheat flour.  Whole wheat flour may be substituted, but the bread will be a bit heavier in texture.
  • The coconut oil may be substituted with your favorite oil.
  • Omit the chocolate chips and coconut to make this bread lower in fat and calories if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g

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