Thursday, July 19, 2012

Spiced Zucchini Bread {gluten, dairy and egg-free}

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If you are growing zucchinis in your garden this year, you probably have them coming out your ears about now.  Sounds like the perfect time to make zucchini bread.  This recipe makes two delicious gluten-free loaves that smell wonderful in the oven and taste just as good on your plate.  The key is in the spices - cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice - yum!  This recipe makes two loaves because, just like banana bread, this zucchini bread freezes well.  When freezing it, slice a loaf after it cools, then freeze slices in a zip-closed freezer bag.  You can take the slices straight from the freezer to the toaster for a wonderful breakfast.  And please don't let the long ingredient list discourage you - its mostly the spices that make the list look long.

Spiced Zucchini Bread {gluten, dairy and egg-free}

2 cup sorghum flour
1 cup potato starch or tapioca starch
2 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 cup ground flaxseed or chia seed
1 TBSP tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup applesauce
2/3 cup oil
1/3 cup water
4 tsp vanilla extract
2 cup shredded zucchini (about 2 large zucchinis)
1 cup walnuts (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (sorghum, potato starch, xanthan gum, flaxseed, spices, baking powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar).  In a separate bowl combine wet ingredients (applesauce, oil, water, vanilla and shredded zucchini).  Transfer dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir to combine.  Stir in walnuts. This recipe works with hand mixing or with a stand mixer, but it's a bit too thick for an electric hand mixer (the batter will tend to crawl up the beaters).  Pour batter into two standard size loaf pans (I prefer glass) and bake at 350 degrees for one hour.  Cool on a wire rack to prevent soggy bottoms (hee, hee . . that phrase "soggy bottoms" makes me laugh).

This recipe is being shared at Allergy Free WednesdaysMelt In Your Mouth Monday,  Monday ManiaThe Better Mom MondaySlightly Indulgent TuesdayReal Food WednesdayGluten Free WednesdaysHealthy2Day WednesdayThriving on ThursdaysFull Plate ThursdayPennywise Platter ThursdayFresh Bites FridayFoodie FridayEat at Home


  1. This looks GREAT! I love using applesauce in baking too! I would love for you to share this at Healthy 2day Wednesdays this week up until Saturday evening and also add your other healthy posts each week!

  2. So helpful for those that have all those allergies- great recipe! Thank you for sharing with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesdays! Hope to see you again next week.

  3. Hi Paige,
    Your Spiced Zucchini Bread looks delicious. This is a perfect recipe for us to try with all the wonderful Zucchini that we have from our garden right now. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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