Chocolate Tahini Zucchini Bread

Add some savory sesame flavor to your dessert with this Chocolate Tahini Zucchini Bread.

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup ground golden flaxseed meal
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flours, flaxseed, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer or a large bowl with hand mixer, beat together zucchini, sugar, oil, tahini and egg.
  4. Add dry ingredients and beat until all the ingredients are just mixed together.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter in loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until bread tests clean.
  7. Cool on rack for 10 minutes and then remove from pan.
  8. Cool completely. (You can slice and freeze loaf if you wish.)