Zucchini Bread – Gluten Free & Vegan

‘Tis the season to find ways to use up all those HUGE zucchinis that somehow remained unseen in your, or your neighbors, garden!

Zucchini Bread - Gluten Free and Vegan
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Serves: 8
  • 1 C applesauce (*homemade by putting 1 apple in a blender with ¼ C water)
  • ¼ C maple syrup
  • ¼ C coconut oil
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 2 C grated fresh zucchini
  • ½ t lemon zest
  • ¾ C brown rice flour
  • ¾ C gluten free oat flour (*make your own by placing gluten free oats in a coffee/spice grinder)
  • ½ C tapioca flour
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t guar gum
  • ½ c raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place apple sauce, maple syrup, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and chia seeds in a blender and blend on high.
  3. Pour liquid mixture into mixing bowl
  4. Grate zucchini and zest lemon, and mix in with other wet ingredients
  5. In a separate bowl, add remaining ingredients (except raisins) and carefully whisk until mixed
  6. Add dry ingredients into wet and gradually stir until well mixed.
  7. Add raisins, and mix well.
  8. Pour batter into prepared mini loaves or regular bake pan (I used a 12" x 12" bake pan).
  9. Bake for 30 minutes (mini loaves) or 45 minutes (bake pan). A knife inserted in the middle should come out clean and you may need to bake longer depending on the moisture of the zucchini.
  10. Cool for 10 minutes and invert on wire cooling rack to cool the rest of the way.

2 Responses

  1. Agnes

    Is there a gluten-free substitute for the oat flour that you would recommend?

  2. Erin Hannum

    I always just use certified gluten free oat flour. You could also try teff flour or buckwheat flour, however, both of these are a bit denser than GF oat flour. Another option would be to use coconut flour or almond flour. These too will be a bit denser, but will provide a nice sweet and nutty flavor. If you try it, let me know how it goes!

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