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Video:How to Make Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

with Stephanie Gallagher

This gluten free zucchini bread recipe is moist and tender and full of great flavor. Chocolate chips give this gluten free zucchini bread an extra burst of sweetness.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Hi, I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today, we're making gluten free zucchini bread. Let's get started.

Tips for Making Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

For this recipe, we're using sorghum flour in place of wheat flour. But you can use 1 cup of a gluten-free flour mix instead. There are lots of good ones to choose from. Just make sure that if you're using it for this zucchini bread, it doesn't have xanthan gum in it.

Ingredients for Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Ok, for this recipe, you will need:
  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 3/4 tsp. xanthan gum (this provides binding and structure to gluten-free baked goods)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (make sure it says gluten-free on the container)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions for Making Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the flour, xanthan gum, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder in a medium bowl, and whisk them together. Now set that aside.

In a large bowl, mix the oil, sugars, egg and vanilla together with an electric mixer. Add the sour cream and shredded zucchini, and stir that in. One of the challenges with gluten-free quick breads is keeping them from getting dry and crumbly. The sour cream and zucchini add moisture to this bread and keep it nice and tender.

Ok, now add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips. Spread the batter in a greased loaf pan and bake for 40-50 minutes.

With gluten-free breads, it's important to check early for doneness, because it's easy for gluten-free baked goods to get dried out if they're overcooked. Insert a knife in the center of the bread, and if it comes out clean, it's done.

And here's your gluten-free zucchini bread.

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