BEST Zucchini Sticks

Paleo Zucchini Sticks
Um is there anything better in life than healthy food that tastes like it has been fried? These zucchini sticks are my new faux fried obsession!

The key to very crispy zucchini sticks, without the use of a fryer, is to salt the zucchini and drain excess liquid before baking. While this step does take an hour, the result is quite worth it.

There are so many amazing recipes to be made with zucchini. From brownies to pasta to crispy zucchini sticks – what a versatile vegetable! These zucchini sticks are a very popular snack in my house. The kids start in on them while still hot from the oven. Needless to say, these don’t last long!

In the video below I’ll show you just how quick and simple it is to make these wholesome, DELICIOUS zucchini sticks 🙂

Here’s the full recipe:

BEST Zucchini Sticks
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
5.0 from 1 reviews

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Serves 8


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut each zucchini in half, horizontally, then make 2 cuts in each direction to create 9 sticks. Place the zucchini sticks in a colander and sprinkle with the salt. Allow to drain for 1 hour.
  3. After an hour you’ll see beads of liquid on the zucchini. Rinse with cold water. Pat the zucchini sticks dry.
  4. Combine the coconut flour and garlic powder in a shallow bowl.
  5. Combine the eggs and coconut milk in another shallow bowl.
  6. Combine the blanched almond flour, flax meal, nutritional yeast and dried oregano in a third shallow bowl.
  7. Transfer 1 Tablespoon of the egg mixture into the coconut flour mixture. Mix the coconut flour mixture well to create a paste.
  8. Rub the zucchini sticks in the coconut flour paste. Dip in the egg mixture. Sprinkle with the nutritional yeast mixture.
  9. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, flip, and bake for another 12 minutes. Turn the high broil on for a minute or two to brown. Remove from the oven and serve with Lazy Man’s Ranch. Enjoy!

Calories: 276     Fat: 16     Carbohydrates: 24     Sugar: 3     Sodium: 294     Fiber: 16     Protein: 15    

Yum, I wish I could eat through the screen right now…

paleo zucchini sticks

Zucchini sticks would be embarrassingly naked without ranch dressing. Let’s mix up some dairy-free, Lazy Man’s Ranch!

Lazy Man’s Ranch Dressing
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
5.0 from 1 reviews

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Serves 20

  • 2 cans (13.66oz) coconut milk, full fat
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley, crushed (or 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, minced)
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill (or 2 Tablespoons fresh dill, minced)
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  1. Chill the 2 cans of coconut milk in the fridge overnight – do not shake.
  2. Turn the cans of coconut milk upside down, and use a can opener to remove the bottom of the can. Pour the liquid out, then scoop the creamy, white coconut cream into a bowl. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and well combined. Chill for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Calories: 100     Fat: 10     Carbohydrates: 2     Sugar: 0     Sodium: 271     Fiber: 0     Protein: 1    

paleo ranch recipe


  • Jane November 1, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Hello, any possible modifications or ideas on what to use instead of nutrional yeast? Making this recipe but don’t have any yeast at home. Thank you!

    • Diana July 7, 2016 at 12:07 am

      Hi Jane!

      Nutritional yeast is used mainly as an alternative to cheese for flavor, which is why it’s a great choice for people avoiding dairy. You can use grated parmesan cheese, however, parmesan cheese absorbs more liquid than nutritional yeast, so you may need to play with the conversion. Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

  • Rose Hochman November 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    These are excellent. The coconut flour paste was a bit weird and didn’t stock very will but the finished product.. Amazing

    • Diana December 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Hi Rose,
      Awesome, I’m so glad that you enjoyed these zucchini sticks 🙂

  • Renee' England March 24, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Can we use almond milk instead of coconut milk?

    • Diana March 24, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      Hi Renee’,
      Yes, Almond Milk should work just fine. Enjoy!

  • Carrie May 16, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Any substitute for the almond flour? My husband is allergic to tree nuts as well as peanuts.

    • Diana May 16, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Carrie,

      You can substitute Almond flour for ground gluten-free oats 1-1 ratio. You can also use coconut flour, but the ratio is different because coconut flour absorbs much more liquid.

      Hope this helps! 🙂

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