Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

by Jenn on July 15, 2009

in Gluten Free,Pastas and Grains,Vegetarian

Zucchini Bread

It is the height of squash season right now, and so fresh local zucchinis are super cheap.  I bought a 1.5 lb zucchini (yes, this one was a monster, haha) for only $.50.  So umm…..this continues the theme of zucchini posts!

This bread turned out really well.  It’s a bit dense, but then what gluten free quickbread isn’t?  It’s not dry or crumbly at all, it really has a nice texture and moisture content, which I am attributing to the applesauce and zucchini.  It worked really well for breakfast with butter and raspberry jam this morning, and, for a slightly different twist, it makes some awesome sandwich bread!

I really loved the oven roasted zucchini in my less than orthodox “ratatouille“, but wanted to use the zucchini in some other ways – the “fettuccine” came out well, and so next is zucchini bread! I had never actually had zucchini bread before, but everyone I know raves about it.  To make this quickbread, I used this GF zucchini bread recipe from The Baking Beauties, but I changed the mix up a bit. I used only half of the sugar, because I didn’t want the bread to be quite that sweet, and I changed up the GF flours used a bit with the addition of sorghum flour.  I’ve found lately that I’ve had really good luck with the sorghum flour when I incorporate it into my recipes.