Red, White, and Blueberry Bread

In honor of the 4th of July, I have another healthy recipe for you.  I really love quick breads, and this one is amazing!  It is full of berries, coconut, and….you’d never guess…zucchini!  Did I mention that it is vegan and gluten-free?  This is practically the perfect recipe!

Red, White, and Blueberry Bread Recipe | Amanda's ApronOk, I’ll admit it.  My bread isn’t as white as it could be, but I experimented with coconut sugar and loved how it turned out.  If you want a more true white color to the bread, feel free to use white sugar.  If you don’t need to worry about gluten, feel free to use all purpose flour, too.

Vegan Gluten Free bread made with zucchini, blueberries, raspberries, and lots of coconut | Amanda's Apron

This bread is perfect for breakfast, or as a healthy dessert.  Maybe even served with ice cream!

Red, White, and Blueberry Bread Recipe makes a 9×5 loaf
1C grated zucchini
1C oat flour
1/2C quinoa flour
1/4C brown rice flour
1/4C coconut flour
2/3C coconut sugar
1/2C fresh blueberries
1/2C fresh raspberries
1/2C canola oil
1/2C coconut milk
2 flax seed eggs
1T fresh lemon juice
2t baking powder
1t vanilla extract
1/2t salt
zest from 1 lemon optional

Ingredients for vegan Red, White, and Blueberry Bread at Amanda's Apron

If you haven’t washed your produce, do so, leaving the berries spread out on a towel to dry well.  Preheat your oven to 350.  Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.  Grate zucchini.  You don’t need to peel it, but since I didn’t want any green to show in this loaf, I did.

Zucchini makes bread moist - learn more at Amanda's Apron

It took me about 1.5 medium zucchinis to reach a cup.

Delicious zucchini bread recipe at Amanda's Apron

In a medium bowl whisk together flours, salt, and baking powder.

Gluten-free quick bread recipe at Amanda's Apron

Take a bit of the flour and sprinkle over dry berries.  This helps absorb any hiding moisture which will prevent berry blood in the bread.

Blueberries and Raspberries are perfect for holiday baking recipes | Amanda's Apron

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, flax eggs (these should have sat for about a minute,) and canola oil together.

Coconut sugar is a great natural sweetener | Amanda's ApronAdd in the zucchini, coconut milk, and lemon juice.

Zucchini is the secret ingredient in this bread recipe that you'd never guess | Amanda's ApronSlowly add in the flour with the mixer on low.  Once the flour is fully incorporated, gently fold in berries.

Berry bread - perfect for 4th of July baking | Amanda's ApronPour into the loaf pan and bake at 350 for 45-5o minutes.  The top will look a bit cracked and over done, but due to the gluten-free flour, it will need more cook time in the middle and bottom of the loaf.  Don’t worry – the zucchini keeps this loaf plenty moist.

Gluten Free Vegan Berry Bread Recipe | Amanda's ApronAllow the loaf to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.  I couldn’t wait, and mine fell apart a bit.  I can’t say it wasn’t worth it, though!  Those hot berries oozing all over my plate was basically Heaven!

Sweet and savory fruit bread recipe that is vegan and gluten free | Amanda's ApronMy husband and I are still debating whether this bread is best served hot or cool.  Trust me, you want to serve it hot – no matter what he says!!!  It’s so delicious hot, right out of the oven.

Red, White, & Blueberry Bread Recipe from Amanda's ApronServe with fresh lemon zest on top if you’d like and enjoy!  For more inspiration, check out my July 4th Board on Pinterest.  And have a happy, safe 4th of July!

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