This Vegan Zucchini Bread makes a perfect breakfast or snack even for those who has never thought of being vegan. While you won’t taste zucchini, you will feel the moistness and walnuts in every bite. No eggs, no dairy products but nobody can tell it is vegan.
How to make vegan zucchini bread
The first thing for a vegan zucchini bread recipe is not to use dairy products. I just add water in this recipe as a substitute and the result is very much pleasing. You can use a plant-based milk like soy milk, coconut milk or make your own Homemade Almond Milk and use it in vegan recipes like this.
Another thing we need to make a zucchini bread vegan is an egg substitute. Have you ever heard flax egg? It is the most common ingredient in vegan baking recipes. Don’t worry, it is not one of those rare foods. You can easily make it at home with two simple ingredients.
How to make a flax egg
It is basically a mixture of flaxseed and water. Whisk one tablespoon flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons water. Let it sit for 5 minutes and use it in your baking as an alternative to eggs. This ratio is a substitute for one egg. Double it for two eggs.
The amount of water in my recipe is a bit more because wapart from water and oil, there is no liquid in the batter.
Vegan recipes for my son
This was the second vegan bread I tried and I was so happy with the result. As I mentioned here before, our
2-year-old has to 5-year-old had to follow an egg-free and dairy-free diet (fortunately it was temporary), which challenged me to try vegan recipes.
I’ve been searching for vegan recipes since Göktürk’s egg and dairy products allergy was diagnosed. What I’ve learnt from my searches is that being vegan means broadening your diet rather than limiting it. For example, I had never used vinegar, flax seed or almond milk in my cakes before. The cakes with these turned out amazing, even better from regular breads and cakes.
He loved Vegan Banana Bread, which was my first vegan baking and he almost devoured it. To my surprise, we loved it too! As much as our non-vegan Marbled Banana Bread. Nobody can tell that it’s vegan unless they are told so. I knew it was a must for me to try a vegan zucchini bread after this first success!
You know what? He loved this zucchini version as well. I don’t know how many times we’ve made it since then although he is no longer allergic to egg or dairy products. This bread has been one of our time favorite snacks.
Baking with Zucchini
Zucchini is one of the vegetables that are rich in calcium, so I’m trying to use it in my cooking and baking more often. I already love shredded zucchini in cakes, it makes the cake wonderfully moist. One of readers’ all-time favorite recipes on the blog is Yogurt and Chocolate Zucchini Bread. If you haven’t tried zucchini in cakes or sweet breads yet, you have to try this one ASAP! Unless you are following a vegan diet for sure.
I’m planning to make its vegan version soon. But we can enjoy this moist and nutty chocolate-free vegan zucchini bread with walnuts until then.
I couldn’t wait longer and made this Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Bread with lemon glaze. It won’t be wrong to say that this was as yummy as the non-vegan version I mentioned above. Do try this bread if you love chocolate! No need to be vegan to love it!
I adapted this recipe from Joy The Baker’s Almost Vegan Zucchini Bread. She uses buttermilk in the batter, that’s why she’s calling it almost vegan. I left it out and added a mixture of flax seed meal and plain water. It was really surprising to see how it becomes a jelly like substance just like egg whites after waiting the mixture for 5-10 minutes. It gave my Vegan Zucchini Bread a nice fluffiness and a great flavor. Knowing how healthy flaxseed is the icing on the cake.
Need for more vegan baking recipes? Here are a few more you should check out!
Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten-free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free) – The Pretty Bee
Vegan Chocolate Cake – Delicious Everyday
2-Ingredient Vegan Cookies – Give Recipe
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Vegan Zucchini Bread with Walnuts
An egg-free, dairy-free moist and nutty zucchini bread with flaxseed meal.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 8
- Category: Vegan
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 3/4 cup sunflower oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups shredded zucchini
- 3/4 cup chopped walnut
- Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan and line it with baking paper.
- Mix flaxseed meal and water, put aside and wait for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In another bowl, whisk together soaked flaxseed meal, oil, vanilla extract and sugar. Pour it into the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula. Fold in shredded zucchini and walnuts.
- Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 65 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let it cool for 15-20 minutes in the pan and then remove it from the pan.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 538
- Sugar: 25.4g
- Sodium: 306.1mg
- Fat: 28.7g
- Carbohydrates: 63.8g
- Protein: 8.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: zucchini bread, vegan zucchini bread, vegan baking
This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated with additional information.