Vegan Zucchini Bread

Vegan zucchini bread for a dairy-free eggless take on a homemade loaf. With a touch of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this delicious load offers sweetness and spice in each hearty mouthful.

vegan zucchini bread

Vegan zucchini bread is a sweet dairy-free loaf with a hint of spice and vanilla. It has a delicious moist inside and crunchy outside that rivals any traditional homemade loaf.

While it does contain all-purpose flour, the absence of eggs and milk makes achieving the same rise as traditional bread tricky. However, by using a modest amount of grated zucchini or courgette, we manage to avoid it becoming too dense. Let’s get into the recipe.

freshly baked courgette zucchini bread in loaf pan

Serving Ideas

  • Croutons: For something new, cube and bake the bread to make croutons, and serve with soup.
  • Spreads: You can spread honey or jam on zucchini bread for a quick sweet treat. 
  • Vegan cheese: While dairy is off the menu, this loaf goes perfectly with our homemade vegan pumpkin cheese.

Added Ingredients

You can tweak your zucchini loaf with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. You could sprinkle cinnamon sugar or brown sugar on top or have a crumb topping. Add in spices or ingredients such as walnuts or pecans. You could also sprinkle some icing sugar on top. 

You can add in chocolate chips to make the bread a little sweeter. You can also add in other vegetables, such as carrots, which add to the dimension of sweetness. Zest lemon or oranges over the bread to give the loaf a different type of zing.

Storage

You can store it at room temperature, in the fridge, or the freezer. Either way, keep it in an airtight container to keep the elements out. If you keep it in the freezer, you will need to take a few extra precautions. 

You can either choose to freeze it whole or slice it. Then place it in foil before putting it in an airtight container and freezing it. At room temperature, it will last for between 1 to 2 days. In the fridge, it will last for 3 to 5 days.

Reheating

You can reheat zucchini bread in a toaster oven. Make sure to remove the exact amount you would need at a time. Place it on a baking sheet, then heat it at 325˚F. This should take about 5 minutes. 

Can You Make Zucchini Bread Gluten-Free?

Yes, you can make vegan zucchini bread gluten-free by swapping out the flour for a gluten-free substitute such as almond flour.

vegan zucchini bread

Vegan Zucchini Bread

Vegan zucchini bread for a dairy-free eggless take on a homemade loaf. With a touch of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this delicious load offers sweetness and spice in each hearty mouthful.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 8

Equipment

  • loaf pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup grated zucchini drained and dried
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ canola oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a loaf pan with cooking spray or grease.
  • In a sieve over a large mixing bowl, sift the flour until fine. Add the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Combine well.
  • In a separate bowl, add the white sugar, brown sugar, canola oil, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract. Use a whisk to combine.
  • Add the flour and spice mix to the bowl and combine all ingredients well. Gradually fold in the grated zucchini to create an even distribution through the dough.
  • Carefully pour the dough into the loaf pan. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, until the top has browned and inside is moist but not wet. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Remove bread from loaf pan and slice to serve