This gluten-free zucchini bread is EASY and completely delicious! It’s lightly sweet, perfectly moist, and one of the best ways to use up fresh zucchini in the summertime. 

Hundreds of reviewers agree this gluten-free zucchini bread recipe is a keeper! This tried-and-true recipe was originally published in 2016 and is one my TOP summer recipes today!

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This gluten-free zucchini bread is my favorite, tried-and-true recipe! I look forward to making it every year when it’s zucchini season. Unsurprisingly, even three mini loaves don’t last long at my house.

You can make and enjoy this quick bread recipe in less than an hour, making it a great option when your sweet tooth suddenly strikes. It’s simple to whip up, and kids can easily chip in to help with the grated zucchini or mixing.

You also might like these best ever gluten-free zucchini muffins!

I tested and re-tested this recipe when I was developing it. I think this zucchini bread turns out best in mini loaf pans.

My non-gluten-free eating family members have declared it better than regular zucchini bread. I hope you like it!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Great way to use extra zucchini from the garden
  • Easy to whip up
  • Perfect texture
  • Always moist

For more tried-and-true gluten-free recipes, try this gluten-free banana bread, gluten-free pizza crust or gluten-free chocolate chip cookies!

Ingredients You’ll Need

These key ingredients make this the best zucchini bread you’ll ever try—gluten-free or not!

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  • High-quality gluten free flour: It’s important to use gluten-free 1:1 baking flour for any gluten-free baking. It makes all the difference in getting a tender crumb.
  • Almond flour: I like to add a little almond flour to my gluten-free baked goods to get the perfect texture.
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg: These warm spices make this gf zucchini bread flavorful and comforting!
  • Coconut oil: Melted coconut oil adds richness and moisture to the zucchini bread batter.
  • Almond milk: Because this recipe calls for almond milk, the zucchini bread is also dairy-free. You can use coconut milk or regular milk if desired.
  • Lemon juice: Lemon juice adds a little zing and brings out all of the flavors.
  • Grated zucchini: It’s important to use cheesecloth or paper towels to squeeze out extra moisture from the shredded zucchini, which has a high water content.
  • Brown sugar and white sugar: I don’t like adding too much sugar to my quick bread recipes. 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar creates the perfect light sweetness!

How to Make Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

Three greased loaf pans on a countertop
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease 3 mini loaf pans with cooking spray or coconut oil.
Dry ingredients for zucchini bread in a large mixing bowl with a whisk in it
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Whisk to evenly distribute.
Dry ingredients for zucchini bread being mixed in a bowl with eggs and other wet ingredients
  • Add the brown sugar, white sugar, and wet ingredients, including eggs, coconut oil, almond milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Zucchini bread batter in a large mixing bowl
  • Using a hand mixer, mix on low to evenly combine. Add the zucchini and mix for 30 seconds or so on low to combine. Add the walnuts or chocolate chips and stir to combine.
Three loaf pans filled with zucchini bread batter
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until set in the middle.
  • Let sit in the loaf pan for 10 minutes to cool, then turn out onto a wire rack to continue cooling.

Storage/Freezer Instructions

Store leftover zucchini bread in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to three days. But trust me, it will probably disappear much faster than that!

You can also freeze your gluten free zucchini bread recipe by letting each loaf cool to room temperature, then wrapping them in plastic wrap and storing in the freezer. Let the loaf thaw on the countertop or microwave for a few minutes when ready to eat.

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Recipe FAQs

Should you squeeze water out of zucchini for bread?

Yes, for best results with your zucchini bread, it’s important to squeeze out excess moisture from the grated zucchini before mixing it into the batter.

Do you take the skin off of zucchini to make bread?

There’s no need to take the skin off of zucchini when making zucchini bread. The skin has lots of nutrients and you won’t notice it when it’s all baked up! Just use a box grater or grating attachment on your food processor to grate the entire zucchini.

Why is my zucchini bread gummy?

If your zucchini bread has a gummy texture, it could be because you used too much brown sugar or oil. This recipe has the perfect balance of white and brown sugar, resulting in a light, tender crumb.

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Add chocolate chips. You can add a cup or two of chocolate chips to the batter of this gluten-free zucchini bread recipe for an extra delicious treat!
  • Use mini loaf pans. This zucchini bread it turns out so good using mini loaf pans. Mini loaves bake perfectly through the center of the loaf without getting over-baked on the outside, and they also rise better. Plus, small individual slices of gluten free quick bread is fun to eat!
  • Make muffins. If you want to switch up this gluten free zucchini recipe, try making gluten free zucchini muffins instead of a loaf.

With pumpkin season around the corner, you also might like this gluten-free pumpkin bread.

Slices of zucchini bread stacked on top of each other, with butter spread on the top slice

More Gluten-Free Recipes

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you try this gluten-free zucchini bread, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

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5 from 202 votes

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 servings (3 small loaves)
Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread! EASY and completely delicious! This recipe makes 3 mini loaves or one 9×5 loaf. It's lightly sweet and perfectly moist – make it all summer long!

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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

Other:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil or oil of choice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup finely grated zucchini squeezed of excess water (from about 1 large zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease 3 mini loaf pans (or one 9×5 loaf pan) with cooking spray or coconut oil.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Whisk to evenly distribute.
  • Add the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, oil, almond milk, lemon juice, and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, mix on low to evenly combine. Add the zucchini and mix for 30 seconds or so on low to combine. Add the walnuts or chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until set in the middle. Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes to cool, then turn out onto a wire rack to continue cooling. Store leftovers wrapped tightly in plastic wrap at room temperature. Enjoy!

Notes

STORAGE: Store leftover zucchini bread in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to three days. 
I really like how this zucchini bread turns out in mini loaf pans, however you can make 1 large standard loaf if you increase the baking time to 45-50 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is the best gluten free recipe I’ve ever made! It’s been so difficult to make gluten free baked goods that not only taste good, but are moist. This one fit the bill!! I made a few moderations to use the ingredients I had on hand and thankfully the recipe still worked.

  2. 5 stars
    My husband doesn’t like the texture of gluten free but he tried this and ate 2 of the small loaves!! Said it was fire!! It’s now my go-to zucchini bread recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Your recipe was truly delicious. Made it in a regular sized loaf pan and baked longer and was perfection. I added some walnuts and yum. My son, who is not on a gf diet, loved it! Thank you…this is a keeper for me!!

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