A delicious and moist Gluten Free Zucchini Quick Bread using Maple Syrup three ways ~ in the bread, glaze and glazed walnuts. Not too sweet with healthful ingredients. Easily made vegan.
Use a good quality natural maple syrup (not pancake syrup!!)
You know – the kind with one ingredient: maple syrup!
I used a Grade A Dark variety from Vermont.
Maple Zucchini Bread:
Line a 9 x 5 inch baking pan with parchment paper, grease with coconut oil.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl add coconut oil, maple syrup and sugar, blend well until light and creamy with a wire whisk – one minute. Add eggs, on at a time until blended well.
Add both extracts and grated, dry zucchini – mix with a rubber spatula.
Add almond, oat and gluten free flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt and walnuts. Mix until just combined and fold into the prepared baking pan.
Bake until very firm on top, about 45 minutes. When mostly cool, take out of pan, rest on a cooling rack.
Add the first 5 ingredients in a medium sized bowl, microwave until just bubbly.
Whisk in the confectioner’s sugar, half to start, then second half until creamy and thickened. Will continue to thicken as it cools.
Maple Glazed Walnuts:
Toast walnuts in 300 degree oven until crisp, about 5 minutes.
Add maple syrup and coconut oil in a small 8 ” skillet. Heat until just bubbly.
Add the toasted nuts, stir over LOW heat until well coated, and no syrup remains.
Spoon glazed walnuts on a parchment lined plate and cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.
Spread glaze over Maple Zucchini Walnut Bread.
(Hint: if too thick, add a drop of milk, too runny; add a drop of confectioner’s sugar.)
Add walnuts on top, pressing them in slightly.
Cut and serve!
The bread freezes well, cut into portions and wrap tightly.
* Oat flour is simple to make – add oats to a spice grinder or good coffee grinder and pu use until a very fine flour.
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Serves about 12.