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Happy 1st birthday to my cookbook, The Gluten-Free Quick Breads Cookbook! I can’t believe it’s been an entire year already!
To celebrate the release date anniversary, I wanted to do a little something special. I’m releasing a very special recipe, one that’s been a top reader requested recipe over the last year.
Gluten Free Zucchini Bread! It’s finally time this tasty bread gets to make it’s delicious debut!
This old fashioned gluten free zucchini bread is exactly what you need in your life. While it’s not quite zucchini season yet, it will be here before we know it. And I seriously can NOT wait because I’m ready for all things summer.
I usually make my double chocolate zucchini bread (because you can never go wrong with chocolate!) but I have really been in the mood for zucchini bread that reminds me of how my grandma makes it. This one totally fits that bill!
It’s moist, has a healthy dose of zucchini, and it has a wonderful flavor thanks to brown sugar and cinnamon. If I could describe the flavor in one word, I would say it tastes like home. And that is exactly what I was going for!
This recipe doesn’t contain nuts but you can add chopped walnuts, which I love. They’d give a good crunch and nice contrast in texture to the soft bread.
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What You Need To Know About This Quick Bread Recipe:
An easy zucchini bread recipe is right up there with those staple recipes you need to have, like Banana Bread or biscuits.
Everyone has their own favorite family recipe for Zucchini Bread, this is my version made gluten and dairy free.
If you’re looking for even more quick bread recipes to make, check out my complete list of gluten free quick bread recipes found on my blog. And of course, there’s my entire cookbook dedicated to quick breads – The Gluten-Free Quick Breads Cookbook.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Key Ingredients for Zucchini Bread Fresh Zucchini – use freshly grated zucchini. I haven’t tested this recipe with frozen/defrosted zucchini so I can’t guarantee the results will be the same. Ground Cinnamon – cinnamon gives the most amazing flavor to zucchini bread. Don’t leave it out! Gluten Free Flour – I use my Nightshade-Free Gluten Free Flour Blend in this recipe with great results. If you use a flour blend with xanthan gum already included, omit what I called for in the recipe.
Equipment Needed to Make Quick Breads Loaf Pan – I use a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan in this recipe. Box Grater – I use this Box Grater to easily grate my zucchini. I like the texture of grated zucchini more than zucchini run through the food processor. How to Make the Best Zucchini Bread Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9×5-inch (23×13-cm) loaf pan with non-stick spray or coat with homemade pan release then line with parchment paper.
Step 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour blend, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside
Step 3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, coconut milk, oil and vanilla extract.
Step 4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, then fold in the grated zucchini.
Step 5. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes then remove the bread from the pan, remove the parchment paper and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.
Tips for Making Homemade Gluten Free Zucchini Bread Let the bread cool completely before slicing. If you slice it while it’s still warm, it will crumble. The bread needs that cooling time to firm up. Don’t squeeze the moisture out of the zucchini. You need the moisture from the zucchini for the bread. Don’t add extra milk, oil, or eggs. The zucchini will provide enough moisture to make a nice, moist loaf. Just trust the recipe. Don’t over-measure your flour. Too much flour will make your bread dense and dry. Get my free guide to measuring flour here. Other Zucchini Bread Recipes To Try Lemon Zucchini Bread – found in The Gluten-Free Quick Breads Cookbook Chocolate Zucchini Bread Zucchini Banana Bread – found in The Gluten-Free Quick Breads Cookbook (linked above)
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Gluten Free Zucchini Bread Recipe Yield: 1 loaf Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
It’s easy to make with only a few simple steps. There’s a dairy free option too!
Print Ingredients 2 cups (260 g) Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see notes) 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend contains it) 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon fine sea salt 1 ½ teaspoon (4 g) ground cinnamon 2 large eggs, room temperature 2/3 cup (149 g) light brown sugar, packed ½ cup (120 ml) regular milk or unsweetened coconut milk beverage, room temperature 1/3 (80 ml) cup avocado oil 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups (200 g) grated zucchini Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9x5-inch (23x13-cm) loaf pan with non-stick spray or coat with homemade pan release then line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour blend, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, coconut milk, oil and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, then fold in the grated zucchini. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes then remove the bread from the pan, remove the parchment paper and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. Notes
I use my Nightshade-Free Gluten Free Flour Blend in this recipe. If your flour blend contains xanthan gum, omit what I called for in the recipe. Keep the bread wrapped tightly in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days. To freeze, wrap tightly in plastic wrap then freeze in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months. There’s no need to take the extra step of squeezing out any extra liquid from the zucchini. This recipe relies on that moisture.
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The Gluten-Free Quick Breads Cookbook: 75 Easy Homemade Loaves in Half the Time Box Grater Parchment Baking Paper USA Pan 1 1/4 Pound Loaf Pan, 9x5 Victorinox Swiss Modern Bread Knife, 8.5", Walnut Wood Cooling Rack Nutrition Information: Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182 Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs. Calories based on 12 slices. © Shay Lachendro - What The Fork Food Blog Cuisine: American / Category: Breads + Baking Did you make this recipe? Leave a star rating and let me know in the comments! You can also leave a photo/comment on this pin for others to see.
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