Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Bread Recipe. Moist, soft Zucchini Bread loaded with Oats, Chia seeds, Zucchini. Vegan Gluten-free gum-free Soy-free Recipe. Pin this post.
Gluten-free baking can be tricky and even more so when vegan. There is no egg to support the baked structure. So the onus of holding the structure falls on the starches gums, flax/chia/psyllium and other ingredients. GF baking also might not work well by changing a non gf recipe with a 1 on 1 substitution. Most often you will want to use a combination of flours and starches and also evaluate the recipe. Cupcakes and muffins are easier to substitute when using a premixed all purpose gluten-free blend, but with larger loafs, the loaf will fall or not cook through the center or end up gummy or overly crumbly and dry depending on the ingredients used. It takes many trials and lessons along the way to get to a good gluten-free baked quick bread.
For this Zucchini bread I use almond flour, whole oats and chia seeds to add that bulk and volume that will hold the bread structure. There are no gums in this bread. You can use 1/2 tsp xanthan for more rise of the loaf. This loaf is full of zucchini, is moist and makes an amazing breakfast bread. Serve warmed with vegan butter or Glaze with your favorite glaze.
The chia and zucchini are soaked for some time to allow the chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid and the zucchini to leak as much liquid as it can. This helps make the chia seeds less crunchy and the batter more predictable. Make this with any other shredded veggie or fruit. If you make it, tag me and let me know how it turned out!