Vegan Zucchini Bread for Bread Lovers

Vegan Zucchini Bread
The Spruce
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
411 Calories
19g Fat
60g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 411
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 3g
Calcium 78mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The perfect breakfast or tea time treat during the summer months when zucchini is in season, this vegan zucchini bread recipe is also healthier than recipes that call for butter and eggs.

Try making zucchini breads in mini loaf pans instead of standard. Whichever pan size you choose and whether or not you decide to use the crumble topping, you'll love this recipe.


  • For the Zucchini Bread
  • 3 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 ​teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (ground)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil (or canola oil)
  • 1/4 cup soy milk (or other dairy-free milk substitute)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups zucchini (grated)
  • For the Crumble Topping:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oats (quick-cooking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1/4 cup soy margarine (softened)

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this zucchini bread is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for baking.

For the Zucchini Bread

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Vegan zucchini bread ingredients
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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease 4 mini-loaf pans with dairy-free soy margarine or oil. Set aside. (To make 2 (9 x 5-inch) loaves: Preheat the oven to 325 F and lightly grease the pans.)

    Prepared loaf plan for zucchini bread
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  3. Prepare the batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and ground cinnamon until well mixed. Set aside.

    Mixing dry ingredients for zucchini bread
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  4. In another mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, oil, soy milk, and vanilla extract for a minute or two or until the mixture is syrupy and comes together. (It will still separate slightly.)

    Mixing wet ingredients for zucchini bread
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, along with half of the grated zucchini.

    Mixing ingredients for zucchini bread
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  6. Mix until well combined, then fold in the remaining grated zucchini.

  7. Portion the batter into the prepared loaf pans, filling the pans about 3/4 of the way full.

    Zucchini bread dough in prepared pans
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  8. If using the option crumble topping, sprinkle the topping evenly over the surface of the batter.

    Crumble topping on zucchini bread
  9. Bake the loaves. For the mini loaves: bake at 350 F for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until the loaves are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a loaf emerges clean. For 9 x 5-inch loaves: bake at 325 F for 70 to 80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaves emerges clean.

  10. Allow loaves (whatever size) to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before removing from the pans.

    Zucchini Bread
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  11. Slice, serve and enjoy.

Optional Crumble Topping

  1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, oats, and cinnamon until well mixed.

    Crumb topping ingredients for zucchini bread
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  2. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, cut in the dairy-free soy margarine until the mixture resembles large crumbs.

    Crumb topping for zucchini bread
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  3. Use to top vegan zucchini loaves before baking.