I have a major pet peeve about zucchini recipes…somehow there’s this misconception that any baked good that contains zucchini is automatically healthy.
That’s just not true!!!
Traditional baked good recipes that contain wheat flour, refined sugar and butter do not become healthy once some shredded zucchini is sprinkled into the batter. Yes, the zucchini is a wonderful, nutritious addition, but if your batter is made of unhealthy ingredients then don’t fool yourself into thinking that it’s guilt-free.
What makes this recipe healthier?
The cool thing is that even without all the traditional, harmful ingredients, this bread turns out moist, sweet and totally delectable — just like the regular zucchini bread that your grandma makes. I love finding simple ways to improve the nutrition of recipes like this without losing out on flavor and consistency.
I’ll show you the step-by-step of making Zucchini Loaf in the video below. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
1½ cups blanched almond flour
1½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
3 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Banana, mashed
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 cup Green Zucchini, grated (water squeezed out)
¼ cup Dates, chopped
½ cup Pecans, toasted and chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly coat the bottom and sides with coconut oil.
In a large bowl combine the almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In another large bowl combine the eggs, honey, vanilla, banana and coconut oil.
Add the dry ingredient to the wet ones and mix well. Add the grated zucchini, chopped dates and chopped pecans and mix until fully combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth out the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until fully set. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before removing from the loaf pan and slicing. Store leftover slices in the fridge. Enjoy!