Get Your Sneaky Veggies In With This Keto-Friendly Zucchini Bread
This twist on classic zucchini bread is loaded with flavor, and it's low enough in carbs to be considered keto-compliant. Of all the keto-friendly bread recipes out there, this one might the best. The sweet bread is loaded with flavor, sneaks in a bunch of greens, and walnuts provide healthy fats. It's terrific as a sweet snack, or have as a breakfast side. Enjoy!
Keto-Friendly Zucchini Bread
Makes 1 loaf (about 12 servings)
- 2 cups almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup monk fruit sugar (granulated)
- 4 eggs (or 4 flax eggs, made with 1 Tbsp. flax meal + 2½ Tbsp. water))
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1½ cups zucchini, grated or spiralized
- ½ cup walnut pieces (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, and grease the sides with coconut oil (if you don't have parchment paper, you can use coconut oil throughout).
- Grate the zucchini or use a food processor, then squeeze out the water by pressing the zucchini between a dishtowel.
- Next, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, monk fruit). Then set aside.
- Next, stir the wet ingredients—eggs and coconut oil—into the dry ingredients. Use flax eggs for a vegan keto option.
- Then fold in the grated zucchini and walnuts (if desired).
- Transfer the batter into a loaf pan and place it in the oven.
- After about an hour, test to see if the bread is finished by inserting a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the loaf is done (if not, return to the oven for another 10 to 20 minutes).
- Cool, slice, and enjoy!
Isabel Smith is a New York City-based dietitian, fitness expert, and founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition and Lifestyle. She received her B.A. in health and exercise sciences from Gettysburg College before a M.S. in nutrition communications at Tufts University. She also completed a dietetic internship and worked as an oncology fellow at New York Presbyterian Hospital. In her private practice, she works as a concierge nutritionist for both individual and corporate clients, including Fortune 500 corporations and their C-level executives. Smith has helped hundreds of people worldwide reach their nutrition, fitness, health, and wellness goals, and she also spends time writing and works as a nutrition consultant to a variety of health-minded brands.