Sweet Zucchini

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Zucchini Mini Loaves [vegan, gluten free]

Ingredients:

  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup Suzanne’s Specialties brown rice syrup “honey” (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup oil (canola or coconut)
  • optional: shredded coconut, carob chips, walnuts, etc.

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375.

Shred zucchini.  In a large mixing bowl, add the rest of ingredients.  Mix and add in the zucchini.  Let the batter sit for a few minutes (to give the flax some time to “gel”).

Add whatever mix-ins you’d like, I kept one loaf plain and added carob chips and coconut to the other.

Pour into two mini loaf pans (sprayed with non-stick).  Bake for 25 minutes on 375 degrees.

Remove and let cool. 

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As you can see, one zucchini yields quite a bit. 

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Here’s a close-up of the rice nectar.  It’s gluten free, non-GMO, and vegan.  Just Like Honey, but better!

I also used Linwoods ground flaxseed, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts & Q10 in place of ground flax.  It gave the bread a nutritional bang and it’s so easy to use because it’s already ground (and still maintains it’s freshness and gel-ability).  But if you’re not into nuts or can’t find Linwoods’ products near by, ground flax will work just as well. 

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Now that’s a tasty batter.

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One had carob chips and unsweetened shredded coconut, one was plain jane.

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I don’t have many pics of the final product, but it’s a dense sticky bread that is definitely nutrient and flavor packed. 

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Almond flour in quick breads is so fantastic.  It makes things less bread-y and more gooey, which I love. 

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Enjoy!

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13 thoughts on “Sweet Zucchini

  1. julie

    gahhhh i’m buying a zuke this weekend just to make this! i wonder if it would be different with yellow zuchinnis??

    i also needed to tell you that kyle’s text about your tortilla was hilarious

  2. Lou

    Yum, I love the sounds of this…. I haven’t tried using zucchini in baking for YEARS – that rice nectar sounds like a treat too.

    Oh yes, carob chips + coconut, magical combination :)

  3. Ksenija

    yay for gooey! what an amazing snack to prepare for a busy week – like my next week… coincidence? I guess not – have to bake it on Sunday ;) !

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  5. Mimi

    I made this last night and it was so so good! I didn’t have flax seed so I subbed it for one egg. I forgot to add the maple syrup into the batter! I just smeared each square with PB and drizzle of maple syrup… yum!

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