Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread with Burrata and Thyme Roasted Grapes


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This gluten-free zucchini bread (also grain-free, paleo) is topped with burrata and thyme roasted grapes for a delicious snack or small lunch.

(gluten-free, grain-free) Zucchini Bread with Burrata and Thyme Roasted Grapes

I’ve been hunkered down today getting this delicious (and in my dad’s words…”oh, this one’s a keeper!”) recipe done because I’ve got exciting plans this weekend. I’m driving to OC tomorrow to watch my niece and nephew, with a special trip planned for Sunday…I’m taking them to Catalina Island! Last Christmas, instead of giving my niece (who’s 11) and my nephew (who’s 9) the latest and trendiest toy, electronic game or article of clothing, I gave them a golden ticket…yes, a la Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. And on that golden ticket they were entitled to one day of adventures with Auntie Lisa (and hopefully some fun, memory-making experiences).

As a huge proponent of experiences over “things” and wanting them to have no fear traveling and exploring the world, I thought a day doing something that wasn’t “run of the mill” would be a blast. Thankfully, they agreed (and I guess I’m still cool enough to hang out with….though that could change in a few years!).

So Sunday will be a jam-packed day of adventures and I’ve rented a golf cart for a few hours to explore the island and hit the view points up on the cliffs. If you’re not familiar with Catalina, there’s really no cars on the island, so toodling around in a golf cart is what you do. And I’m sure the kids will love it. Then, we’ll probably do watersports, check out the historical casino, eat and well, just have some good ol fun before hopping on the evening return ferry.

(gluten-free, grain-free) Zucchini Bread with Burrata and Thyme Roasted Grapes

(gluten-free, grain-free) Zucchini Bread with Burrata and Thyme Roasted Grapes

(gluten-free, grain-free) Zucchini Bread with Burrata and Thyme Roasted Grapes

This gluten-free zucchini bread is one that I’ve been baking for a while, but then realized it wasn’t yet on the website. A wee bit of an oversight. Not only is it gluten-free, but it’s also grain-free, paleo-friendly and moist as can be. The shredded zucchini is to thank for that. In fact, it’s so moist that you really can’t overcook it and dry it out (at least I haven’t yet), so heads-up it’s probably better to err on the side of really golden on top and cooked through.

Okay, so let’s talk about this burrata. If you like cheese and can do dairy, burrata is seriously a little spread of heaven. It’s soooo creamy. Then again, that’s what burrata is… a big ball of mozzarella stuffed with cream. Genius, eh? But if you don’t have burrata, you could also use ricotta or goat cheese and those would be just as delicious. I don’t do eat much dairy (that’s why there’s lots of dairy-free recipes on this website), but I do splurge every once in a while on high-quality cheese. Now, if you’re 100% dairy free you could make a cashew ricotta. In fact, if there’s interest in the cashew ricotta, I could whip up a recipe and maybe even a video. It’s quite tasty (even for those who do eat cheese). What do you think?

Putting it all together…you’ve got delicious and fresh gluten-free zucchini bread, creamy, spreadable burrata and then all you simply do is top that with grapes that have been roasted with a little oil and thyme. It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit savory and a whole lot of yum.


PS – for an updated version of this recipe, make sure to check out my Paleo Zucchini Bread.

(gluten-free, grain-free) Zucchini Bread with Burrata and Thyme Roasted Grapes

(gluten-free, grain-free) Zucchini Bread with Burrata and Thyme Roasted Grapes

(gluten-free, grain-free) Zucchini Bread with Burrata and Thyme Roasted Grapes

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread with Burrata and Thyme Roasted Grapes. This delicious and moist zucchini bread can be sliced fresh or toasted.

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread with Burrata and Thyme Roasted Grapes

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Lisa Bryan


This gluten-free zucchini bread (also grain-free, paleo) is topped with burrata and thyme roasted grapes for a delicious snack or small lunch.


Zucchini Bread

Other Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups grapes
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1-2 balls of burrata


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the dry zucchini bread ingredients together in a mixing bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the wet ingredients, then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until you have a batter.
  • Squeeze the shredded zucchini in a nut milk bag or kitchen towel to remove the excess water, then fold the zucchini into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into a 9x4-inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Cook for 45-50 minutes, or until golden on top. Remove the zucchini bread from the oven and let cool for 15-20 minutes.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Stir the grapes, thyme and oil together in a small mixing bowl, then pour onto a sheet pan. Roast the grapes for 8-10 minutes.
  • To assemble, slice a piece of zucchini bread, add a slice of burrata and top with a spoonful of roasted grapes.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free zucchini bread
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. This recipe looks delicious!! I can’t wait till I try it. Thank you so much. I have a question, my son is allergic to tree nuts, so I can’t use almond flour, what other flour would you recommend I use? He would love to try this as well! Thank you again!

    1. Unfortunately, gluten-free flours are not easily substitutable. I’d recommend finding another recipe online that’s nut-free. :)

  2. Looking for that Cashew Ricotta recipe.  I’m guessing it’s ricotta cream strained in a bag?  Thanks.  Anxiously awaiting more dairy free substitutes for a gluten and dairy intolerant diet. :)

    1. Hi Robin – I don’t have a vegan ricotta recipe up just yet, but I hope to soon! As well as dairy-free options :)

  3. Hey Lisa!

    I was wondering about a substitution in this recipe. It looks delicious. I am gluten free, but also have a coconut intolerance. Do you think there is a good substitute for the coconut flour in this recipe (and baking recipes in general). I saw one comment in my online research that oat flour might be comparable. I would appreciate any ideas!

    Thank you!

    1. Yes, I’d definitely give oat flour a try. You could also blends with oat flour, cassava flour and arrowroot or tapioca flour. :)

  4. I love the videos. It says to watch zucchini bread video but there isn’t one to watch. Not listed under the videos either. Thank You for inspiring me to eat healthy. Encourage me to have a healthy kitchen and life style.  Please do more videos love them and the recipes.  5 stars

    1. So happy you’re enjoying my recipes and videos Kim! And the video will be up over on the Paleo Zucchini Bread recipe this weekend. :)

      1. Unfortunately I think the texture may be different. You can try it, but not sure how it will turn out.

      2. Hi Lisa? Can you substitute the flours with regular all purpose flour?

      3. Unfortunately, this recipe is only tested with my flour blend. If you’re using AP flour, then I would recommend looking for a regular zucchini bread recipe :)

    1. Awesome – thanks for the feedback Jodi! I’ll add a cashew ricotta to my “to do” recipe list. Cashews are so amazingly versatile and creamy that even though I do eat *some* dairy, I still prefer to use cashews a large portion of the time as well. So don’t worry, you’re not missing out! :) x

  5. Your dad is 100% correct – this is DEFINITELY a keeper! Fabulous recipe, as always! Wishing you a wonderful trip this weekend.

    1. And then he said, “you can’t even taste the zucchini!” Lol. Always sneaking greens in for him. ;) Thanks for the well wishes, Catalina will be a blast I’m sure! :) x