July is one of those months when you find yourself with an over abundance of zucchini! Whether it’s gifted from friends who have a plentiful garden, or you are growing your own patch, you’ll be grateful to find ways to cook it.
Zucchini; a vegtable graced by Mother Nature’s touch, easy to grow and grow and grow! There are just as many gluten free zucchini bread recipes on the Internet as there are zucchini in the world. Well not really, but it sounded nice.
Here is a recipe created from years of tinkering with gluten free flours and ingredients to find the remedy to fallen breads, crumbly breads and tasteless breads. Once perfected, this recipe has been used for many years and is normally followed with recipe requests from the recipients. Enjoy that zucchini while it’s here!
Robin Yule’s GF DF Zucchini Bread
½ cup brown rice flour
½ cup white rice flour
½ cup tapioca flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp Xanthan Gum
1 cup sugar (or preferred substitute)
1 cup finely shredded, unpeeled zucchini
¼ cup olive oil
1 egg (or preferred egg substitute)
¼ tsp lemon extract or finely shredded lemon peel
Optional: ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
1) Grease* and dust with white rice flour a 8X4X2 inch bread pan. *Spectrum makes a good, Organic non-hydrogenated shortening and it’s highly recommend you grease and dust pan with flour as gluten free batter is extremely sticky.
2) In a medium bowl, mix flours, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum, set aside.
3) In another medium bowl, combine sugar, zucchini, olive oil, egg, lemon. Mix well with a spoon. Add dry mixture to zucchini mixture and stir just till moistened (batter may be lumpy). Fold in nuts, if using.
4) Scrape batter using a spatula from bowl into prepared pan. Lightly push batter around to flatten top and fill pan evenly.
5) Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center, comes out clean.
6) Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Run knife around outside of bread loaf to loosen from pan. Gently shake pan over rack to release bread from pan. Let cool completely before cutting.
Cut carefully with serrated knife, all gluten free breads are somewhat fragile. Enjoy!
All the gluten free flours and binders such as xanthan gum can be found here in Santa Clarita at Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Lassen’s Health food stores.