A loaf of cheddar chive zucchini bread, cut partially in three slices, with a few chive sprigs on the side and a striped brown and white napkin
5 from 6 votes

Gluten-Free Cheddar Chive Zucchini Bread

A tasty and healthy savory zucchini quick bread made with sharp cheddar and fresh chives. Perfect served with salads, soups and stews! Gluten free and vegetarian.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar chive zucchini bread, gluten free quick bread, gluten free zucchini bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 227 kcal


  • 1 cup oat flour see notes to easily make your own
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch or arrowroot
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal fine grind, not polenta
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup minced chives
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar
  • Flaky sea salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C) degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oat flour, tapioca starch, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper. 

  3. Stir in olive oil, eggs and herbs until batter begins to form. 

  4. Fold in zucchini and cheddar.

  5. Add batter to a greased 9x5 loaf pan in one even layer. Top with flaky sea salt. 

  6. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until golden brown and when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

  7. Set aside to cool completely before slicing.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Cheddar Chive Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 343mg 14%
Potassium 205mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Vitamin C 9.6%
Calcium 13.4%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.