Low Carb Zucchini Bread
This is the time of year when zucchini is everywhere. From the beginning of summer until the beginning of winter, this amazing veggie pops up in bulk. And I must admit, I get pretty excited about all that zucchini. It is one of those veggies that is extremely useful and also low carb- a complete win!
If you are new to the many uses of zucchini, get excited because there is so much you can do with it. You can make zucchini cake, zucchini waffles, zucchini chips, zucchini fries… the list goes on and on! But today we are focusing on one of my favorites, a complete classic, the zucchini bread.
People have been making bread with zucchini for ages thanks to the abundant moisture that the veggie has. When you shred zucchini, water basically pours out. The vegetable is so moist and juicy that you actually have to remove some of the water before using it in a recipe. I always press my shredded zucchini through a fine-mesh sieve which works great to get some of that excess water out.
However, it is a really good thing that zucchini is so moist. It helps make the bread moist too! As the zucchini bakes, it will hold on to the moisture in the bread and prevent the bread from drying out. The result is a juicy, tender bread that will last for days and days, never getting stale or crumbly.
Zucchini also adds a lot of vitamins and minerals to your bread that makes this a healthy recipe. Of course, it is already low cab and keto (thanks to that amazing almond flour and erythritol!), but by using a veggie, it has so many more health benefits, especially when compared to other breads. Zucchini is high in vitamin A which helps support your immune system and also supports your vision. It is packed with antioxidants which help to fight free radicals in your body and help protect you from diseases like cancer. It is also rich in fiber and can help regulate your digestion. How amazing is this veggie!
To make our low carb zucchini bread recipe, all you need to do is mix all of the ingredients together and then pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake. Easy as that! Of course, we have a few little tips to make the bread the best it can possibly be.
-Be sure to really squeeze the water out of the zucchini- the drier, the better
-Melt and then cool your butter before mixing in the eggs. Hot butter may start to cook the eggs which would not be good!
-Use butter or coconut oil in place of cooking spray to add a little more flavor to your bread.
-Toss in a cup of dark chocolate, keto chocolate chips to make this bread more of a dessert
With this recipe, you are guaranteed to make a tasty, healthy bread that uses all that fresh zucchini in a great way. So stock up! Next time you see zucchini on sale, get a few extra and make some extra loaves of bread. These freeze well, thaw well and are perfect to have on hand.
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