Zucchini Bread made with Zucchini, and other summer squashes are great in baked goods because you get the added nutrition, but you don’t have an overpowering taste. I love to make this with yellow summer squash because it adds a nice (all natural) yellow hue to the bread. Zucchini will work too, but your bread will have little tell-tale flecks of green.
You can use all-purpose flour instead of the gluten-free mix if you wish, but put the loaf pan on a baking sheet since it might overflow a regular 9×5 inch loaf pan. Gluten Free flours will not rise quite as much as traditional wheat flour, which is perfect in this case.
Gluten Free Lemon Zucchini Bread Ingredients
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or 1/2 cup applesauce or 1/4 cup EACH applesauce and oil)
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free baking mix
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cup shredded zucchini
- zest of one lemon
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9 x 5 “ loaf pan.
- In a mixing bowl, beat together sugar and eggs until blended.
- Add vanilla and oil and beat until smooth.
- In a medium bowl whisk together baking mix, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to the egg mixture, beat until smooth.
- Add zucchini, lemon zest and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
- In a loaf pan pour the batter and bake at 350F on a middle rack until a toothpick comes out clean (poke in the center), approximately 50 minutes.
- Let loaf cool completely.
- Combine glaze ingredients and spread over the loaf letting it drizzle down the sides.
The renowned chef Audrey Humaciu created this recipe for Harvest2U.
Audrey is the Editor in Chef at That Recipe and VP of Creativity and Sarcasm at Munofore. When she’s not blogging about her eclectic interests from cooking and crafting to ornamental horticulture and the idiosyncrasies of the American language, she’s just your typical 40 something mom livin’ the life in the California burbs… without the minivan and over priced coffee.
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