by Olena

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

by Olena

5 from 3 reviews

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread with perfect texture, is incredibly delicious, moist and made with 4 basic ingredients. It tastes like cake and will become a hit and repeat among your family and friends!

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

This almond flour zucchini bread will disappear in your house. It has the most perfect cake like texture, zucchini flavor and is made healthy with almond flour and your choice of sweetener.

As I write this, it’s last day of August and our last chance to bake with flavorful, firm, gorgeous local zucchini. Do it!

This zucchini bread is perfect for a healthy breakfast, snack and kids lunchboxes. It is filling because almond flour is made with almonds, which are high in healthy fats and protein.

If you would like to use whole wheat or spelt flour, check out my healthy zucchini bread.

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread on white platter and zucchini nearby

How to Make Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

There is a full recipe card below.

  • Prep: I recommend to grate zucchini on smaller shredding side of grater. Also bread bakes better in metal pan than glass or ceramic. Line with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • Wet ingredients: Whisk all liquids and leavening agents together until baking powder and soda are dissolved. If you see lumps, wait 30 seconds and whisk again. Almond Flour Zucchini Bread batter in glass bowl with green spatula
  • Dry ingredients: Mix in zucchini shreds and almond flour. You don’t have to worry about over mixing almond flour batter as it doesn’t contain gluten. Batter will be thick.
  • Bake for 50 minutes at 350 F degrees: Ovens vary, so do a toothpick test and if it comes out dry, and bread is nice and brown – remove it to cool off. Almond Flour Zucchini Bread in ceramic baking pan
  • Cool and slice: Cool off bread for first 10 minutes in the pan to prevent it from breaking. Then let cool on cooling rack another half hour. Use serrated knife for easier slicing, especially if bread is a still a bit warm which is fine. Almond Flour Zucchini Bread sliced on white platter

Tips and Troubleshooting

  • Almond flour brand: I use Kirkland blanched almond flour in all my almond flour recipes.
  • Frozen almond flour: If you use previously frozen almond flour, it might add extra moisture and make bread fall in the middle.
  • Large garden squash or zucchini: It tends to be more watery, so I recommend to give it a gentle squeeze. I used small-medium store-bought zucchini.
  • Type of pan: Metal loaf pan cooks bread better and faster than ceramic or glass. Further, darker pan will cook bread a bit faster than light in colour pan.
  • Frozen zucchini: If you want to use frozen shredded zucchini, I would thaw it not completely and give just a gentle squeeze.

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread texture shown inside

Substitutions and Variations

  • Egg free: You have to use eggs as eggs act as a glue for almond flour. I have not tested this recipe with applesauce or vegan egg replacement.
  • Other flours: You have to use blanched almond flour in this recipe. Other flours will not work. I am 95% positive almond meal will work.
  • Type of sweetener: Any liquid sweetener like honey, maple syrup, agave etc. will work.
  • Low carb or keto: You can replace maple syrup with 1:1 ratio of your favorite low carb sweetener. I tried Lakanto monk fruit erythritol and result was great. So, sugar works too but not low carb. 🙂
  • Less sweet: You can reduce sugar to your desired amount.
  • Add-ins: You can add up to 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (dust in flour to prevent sinking in), chocolate chips or cacao nibs, walnuts.
  • Other flavors: 1-2 tbsp of lemon or orange juice and zest. Mixed with 1 tbsp of poppy seeds will be delish.

How to Store, Freeze and Thaw

Storing: As almond flour is moist and full of healthy fats, bread doesn’t dry out as fast. First 24 hours, I keep it on a counter covered with kitchen towel. Day 2 I place it it a container and almost close the lid leaving some room for air. Day 3 – it is always gone by then. Yours will be too. 🙂

Freezing: Place in a resealable gallon size plastic bag, let out as much air as possible and freeze for up to 3 months. Bread will defrost on a counter within 3-4 hours. You can freeze it whole or sliced.

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Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

almond flour zucchini bread

5 from 3 reviews

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread with perfect texture, is incredibly delicious, moist and made with 4 basic ingredients. It tastes like cake and will become a hit and repeat among your family and friends!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Muffins and Quick Breads
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, large
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, packed & not squeezed
  • 3 1/3 cups almond flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line 9 x 5 loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add eggs and whisk. Then add maple syrup, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Whisk well until combined.
  3. Add zucchini and almond flour (don’t forget to skim the top of measuring cup with a knife). Mix gently with spatula to combine.
  4. Pour batter into previously prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Remove bread from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool off for 10 minutes. Holding onto the flaps of parchment paper remove bread from a loaf pan and let it cool off for another 30-60 minutes before slicing with sharp serrated knife.

Store: Store covered in a cool dry place for up to 5 days. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Notes

Please see recipe post for tips, substitutions and variations.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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