The Best Zucchini Dessert Recipes

These Zucchini Dessert Recipes are guaranteed to make the most of your summer squash haul. Fresh zucchini brings loads of moisture and texture to just about every dessert it touches! From cakes to zucchini muffins, fudgy brownies and more.

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Frosted Zucchini Cake from Joyful Healthy Eats

Did your willpower fail you at the farmer’s market this summer? Is your garden bursting with more zucchini than you know what to do with? You’re not alone. Who can resist those stalls bursting with fresh garden veggies, homemade goodies, and seasonal delights? Not us, and certainly not when zucchini season rolls around.

Along with being a healthy, feel-good vegetable, zucchini seamlessly blends into sweet desserts like no other veggie can. That’s the real beauty of a zucchini dessert – all the benefits and nutrients that come from hidden veggies, wrapped up with the delicious flavor of a home-baked treat.

If you gave into the sirens’ call of a vibrant, green zucchini pile lately, it’s time to put your bounty to good use. And in case you missed it, zucchini + dessert recipes = the most incredible moist and tender cookies, cakes, bread loaves, etc. that you’ll ever have. You’re going to love turning an abundance of fresh summer zucchini into these decadent homemade desserts!

Zucchini brownies on parchment paper

Irresistible Zucchini Brownies

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A tried and true recipe for the best homemade zucchini brownies! Rich and fudgy, moist and chocolatey and, without a sliver of a doubt, totally irresistible.

A loaf of chocolate zucchini bread with some pieces sliced

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This quick and easy chocolate zucchini bread recipe is bursting with cocoa flavor and melty chocolate chips. Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? Does it matter? All we know is that it’s delicious.

Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked

Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Soft oatmeal chocolate chip cookies filled with hidden veggies and the tropical twist of coconut! This simple cookie recipe is a healthy and easy snack or after dinner treat.

A perfectly baked moist chocolate chip zucchini muffin with the muffin wrapper removed

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

It’s hard to beat this recipe for moist and tender zucchini muffins spiced with cinnamon and brimming with chocolate chips. It’s like a cozy hug in every bite!

Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Brownies - rich dark chocolate brownies filled with zucchini, cinnamon and walnuts are gluten free and diary free!

Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Brownies

These decadent zucchini brownies are deliciously moist and fudgy, topped with the irresistible crunch of walnuts. Chocolate dessert magic!

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Lemon Zucchini Bread

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It’s like summer manifested in this incredible lemon zucchini loaf! This quick bread is filled with bright citrus flavors and tender bits of seasonal squash, drizzled in glaze for a sweet and delicious slice of sunshine.

Gluten-Free Zucchini Coffee Cake Recipe

Healthy Zucchini Coffee Cake

A healthy coffee cake recipe you’ll want to bake up again and again, all season long! This tender cake recipe is made gluten-free and dairy-free, with fresh zucchini and a positively mouthwatering streusel topping with a cinnamon swirl.

Double Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Muffins

Double Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Muffins

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Double the chocolate means double the deliciousness when these zucchini muffins are concerned! The perfect indulgence with chunks of rich chocolate, loads of zucchini, and a melted chocolate drizzle.

Zucchini Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Pillowy spiced zucchini cookies get a smear of luscious whipped cream cheese frosting in this easy cookie recipe. Just try to imagine a better use for your summer zucchini haul, we dare you!

Slices of moist vegan zucchini bread.

Easy Vegan Zucchini Bread

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This delicious recipe for homemade vegan zucchini bread is full of our star veggie, plus warm cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, crunchy walnuts, and more. The perfectly textured, sweet and spongy loaf to enjoy with your morning coffee!

Moist Healthy Zucchini Cake made with applesauce and honey then topped with a light Cream Cheese Frosting! It's the ultimate dessert recipe or late night sweet treat!

Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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If a healthy cake recipe sounds too good to be true, feast your eyes on this tender zucchini cake! This effortless sheet cake recipe comes together with a few simple ingredients, spices, and loads of flavor. Plus, a finger-licking cream cheese frosting and crumbled pecan topping to die for!

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Easy Moist Healthy Zucchini Muffins

One more healthy zucchini dessert for the books! You’re going to love sinking your teeth into these light and fluffy zucchini muffins. Spiced with cinnamon and super delicious!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Matcha Frosting

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This gluten-free chocolate zucchini cake doesn’t come short on the indulgence factor! Topped with a creamy, sweet and tangy matcha frosting made from cream cheese and green tea powder.

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Iced Zucchini Banana Bread

The best of both worlds comes together in this fabulously comforting zucchini banana bread! Made with all the coziness and sweetness of banana bread, mingling with fresh wholesome zucchini beneath a creamy vanilla icing.

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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

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These aren’t your average chocolate cupcakes! Fresh shredded zucchini brings unbelievable moisture and irresistible texture to this easy cupcake recipe. Full of sweet, fudgy flavor and topped with a decadent chocolate frosting swirl.

Healthy Apple and Zucchini Bread - Fluffy, moist, sweet, and delicious whole wheat quick bread made with zucchini and apples.

Healthy Apple and Zucchini Bread

A hearty and wholesome quick bread recipe to transition from zucchini season into apple season! Bring together two seasonal favorites for a rich and flavorful apple zucchini loaf that’s moist and fluffy to the nth degree.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake...a rich , dense chocolate cake made with shredded zucchini. It's topped with a poured chocolate frosting that melts right into the cake!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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Turn that garden zucchini into the most indulgent, dense and fudgy chocolate sheet cake! This chocolate zucchini cake is studded with chocolate chips and smothered in a rich chocolate frosting that literally melts into the cake.

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