Tons of zucchini on your hands? Vegan Zucchini Bread tooooo the rescue! It’s tender, it’s moist, and it’s loaded with cozy cinnamon, sweet brown sugar, coconut oil, and of course, plenty of zucchini!
This Vegan Zucchini Bread is a thing of beauty and I’m so happy I have leftovers to munch on this Monday morning. Eating this bread reminds me of when I was growing up and was the pickiest eater. Ever.
Growing up, my grandma made the BEST banana bread, EXPECT for when she added nuts or “green stuff” aka zucchini to the batch. I wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole.
I’ve definitely come a long way in terms of being a picky eater, because now? Gimme all the zucchini and don’t even get me started on the time a few weeks ago when I loved the turtle pecan fudge MORE than I liked the plain fudge.
While this Vegan Zucchini Bread doesn’t have nuts (WHY did I not think to add toasted walnuts until right this second?!), it DOES have plenty of green stuff, warm cozy cinnamon, and brown sugar and coconut oil, which I think makes this one of the most moist breads I’ve ever baked.
Full of flavor, a tender crumb, and tons of zucchini, this Vegan Zucchini Bread might just be my new favorite loaf.
Before we talk zucchini bread, I need THREE things from you.
#1: If you didn’t watch the video above, dooooo it, because we make a chia egg – I’ll explain more in a second – and I think that’s really cool.
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Now that we’ve gotten that taken care of, let’s talk about how freaking amazing this Vegan Zucchini Bread is.
I love, love, LOVE making vegan baked goods.
For one, I like that you can eat the batter and not worry about raw eggs. #winning
I also like that there are so many cool “experiments” you can do. For example, my Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are based on my Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe. Bananas replaced the eggs in the recipe, almond milk was used instead of skim, etc, etc, etc.
The cool experiment I did in THIS recipe, was that I used a chia egg instead of a “regular” chicken egg.
It’s SO cool.
All you do is combine chia seeds with water, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then it magically acts like an egg in a recipe.
While the chia egg is sitting, you’ll combine your dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
Then you’ll whisk together your wet ingredients: almond milk, vinegar, orange juice, coconut oil, vanilla, brown sugar, the chia egg, and zucchini.
Combine the wet and the dry, pour it into your fave loaf pan, bake it up, and 45 minutes later, you’ve got the BEST Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipe.
I love eating this bread for breakfast or as a side to my main dish – which btw – totally counts as a veggie, because, um, helloooo this is ZUCCHINI bread. Riiiight?
Warm. Tender. Cozy. Cinnamon-y. Moist.
Perfect on it’s own, or slather on all the vegan melty butter. I just know you’re all going to seriously love this bread.
Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipe
Equipment for this recipe
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (whole wheat pastry flour should be fine too)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2/3 cups brown sugar packed
- 1 cup grated zucchini loosely packed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray and line it with parchment paper for easily removal.
- In a small bowl stir together chia seeds and water.
- Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
- In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
- Whisk together milk - brown sugar.
- Stir in chia egg and grated zucchini.
- Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir, using a spatula, until *just* combined.
- Don't overmix.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until loaf has cooked all the way through.
- Cool and enjoy!
*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.