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Vegan Zucchini Bread with Almond Flour

With summer just around the corner, I’m starting to feel excited for the time when life (hopefully and safely) goes back to normal, so I can go to the first, local farmer’s market of the season and buy a big bag of freshly grown summer produce. One of my favorites to buy in summer is zucchini. 

 

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You can cook with zucchini in a surprising number of ways—and another surprise is that it's actually not even a vegetable! They’re treated as veggies in our kitchens, but really, they’re fruits, with the proper name of Cucurbita Pepo. And there are a couple different varieties of zucchini: Regular zucchini (usually green in color), golden zucchini (gold, obviously) and globe zucchini or eight-ball zucchini that’s round and soft-ball sized. According to Live Eat Learn, some zucchinis even grow to reach 7 feet.

 

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One of the most common ways people are using zucchini these days is in the form of “zoodles," and, in case you've been living under a rock, "zoodles" is a mash-up of the words "zucchini" and "noodles." But there are many other things you can do with them: You can make baked parmesan zucchini, you can sauté slices of zucchini, chop it up and throw it into an omelet or put it in a something like a summer-style minestrone soup.

 

My favorite way to use it right now is in a zucchini bread. Zucchini bread recipes can be altered in many ways to be sweeter or more savory. I personally like this recipe by Brittany at Eating Bird Food. It's vegan, gluten-free because it uses almond flour, plus it includes bananas, and I also love banana bread as a snack. This recipe is also a bit on the sweeter side since it uses dairy-free chocolate chips. I also like to add some walnuts or another type of nut for extra crunch.

 

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Recipe curated by Marlee Septak
Recipe created by Eating Bird Food

 

VVegan Zucchini Bread with Almond Flour

Vegan Zucchini Bread with Almond Flour

Yield: 1 Loaf
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ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (or 1/4 cup more almond flour)
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup mashed avocado
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 2 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup mini dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts or other nuts (optional)

instructions:

How to make vegan zucchini bread with almond flour.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper or grease with oil.
  2. Grate zucchini, wrap in paper towels or a dish towel and squeeze hard to release as much liquid as possible. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together ground flaxseed and water in a small bowl to make the flax egg. Set aside.
  4. In a big bowl add almond flour, oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt and stir. Combine zucchini, flax egg, avocado, banana, maple syrup, vanilla in a different bowl. Then add wet and dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts (if using). Pour batter into pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.

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