Thick slices of gluten free zucchini bread cut and lined up on a metal cooling rack

Healthy Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

A slice of fresh baked healthy gluten-free zucchini bread is a great afternoon snack or part of a healthy breakfast. A tablespoon of molasses is the secret ingredient that results in a loaf that is soft, moist, and warmly sweet with each bite.

Prep: 10 minsCook: 50-55 minsTotal: 1 hr
Servings: 12 slices 1x


  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar (140 g)
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend* (220 – 230 g)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (leave the skin on, and do not squeeze water from the grated zucchini) (about 2 small zucchini, or 240 g when grated)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (plus more for the top)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Add the melted coconut oil, vanilla, and molasses. Whisk for 2 minutes until creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry mixture until well incorporated.
  4. Add the grated zucchini (do not squeeze water from the zucchini) and 1/2 chopped walnuts. Fold into the batter.  
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, top with additional walnuts, and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. 
  6. Let loaf cool in loaf pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into 12 slices.


* We like to use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 or King Arthur Measure for Measure.  If gluten-free is not needed you can use unbleached all-purpose flour (250-260 g)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 262
  • Fat: 13 g
  • (Sat Fat: 8 g)
  • Sodium: 272 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 34 g
  • (Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 13 g)
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg


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