These loaves are chock-full of shredded zucchini, chopped walnuts and spice. Thanks to the addition of coconut milk, they have a light and tender crumb (without any hint of coconut flavor). I like to have mine toasted for breakfast with my coffee, but add a little cream cheese frosting and it would make a perfect tea cake or dessert as well.
Try this Gluten Free Zucchini Bread recipe from A Girl Defloured!
- 1 full cup of grated zucchini (from about 1 medium zucchini)
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose gluten-free flour blend (we like Pamela’s GF Artisan Blend too)
- 1/4 cup almond flour(or finely ground almond meal)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend already has it)
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup canola oil (or other light oil)
- 2 extra large eggs
- 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (or regular whole milk)
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon pure GF vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray 3 mini loaf pans with gluten-free cooking spray (or one standard 9-inch loaf pan) and set aside.
- Place the shredded zucchini into some paper towels and gently squeeze out any moisture. Fluff the zucchini with a fork and set aside.
- Put the all-purpose gluten-free flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl and whisk to blend. In another large bowl add the brown sugar, canola oil, eggs, coconut milk, lemon juice and walnuts. Whisk thoroughly until smooth.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and beat until combined. Fold in the grated zucchini (I always reserve just a little to sprinkle over the tops of the loaves) and the nuts.
- Divide evenly between the pans, sprinkle over the reserved zucchini and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.
- Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then carefully turn out to cool completely on a rack.
Article Courtesy: Alison Needham