Zucchini Banana Bread

Paleo Zucchini- Banana Nut Bread

Jackie’s Tips:

Toasting nuts is an extra step, but really worth it. Toasting brings out the sweetness in the nuts and they will taste great in your baked goods. Nuts burn easily so don’t leave them unattended while you toast them and keep stirring.  This is a good video to show you how to toast nuts here.

You can see my favorite glass loaf pans here.

I love this tool for shredding and dicing, it’s so handy and doesn’t take up a lot of space.

I did an egg wash on the top of this bread just to make it golden and pretty.  Mix one egg with a bit of water and then use a pastry brush to spread on top of the batter before you add the nuts.

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Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2. Prepare a loaf pan, I used organic coconut spray to grease pan and inserted a strip of parchment paper for easy removal
  • 3. Wash and peel zucchini and shred into a bowl. Squeeze excess moisture out and set aside
  • 4. Put walnuts in a small saute pan on medium heat. Stir often for 5 minutes until lightly toasted and then place on a cutting board to cool
  • 5. Add almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt to a large mixing bowl and whisk until blended
  • 6. In a separate bowl add eggs and whisk briskly
  • 7. Warm honey in microwave for 10-15 seconds and add to eggs and mix (honey mixes better when warmed)
  • 8. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well
  • 9. Mash banana and fold into mixture
  • 10. Fold in shredded zucchini and mix well
  • 11. Chop walnuts and set aside 1/4 cup
  • 12. Fold 1/2 cup walnuts into mixture
  • 13. Transfer mixture to loaf pan and add the rest of the walnuts to the top of the loaf
  • 14. Bake for 40-44 minutes or until tester is almost clean
  • 15. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack for 30 minutes to 40 minutes
  • 16. Slice and serve!
  • 17. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store on counter for a day and then transfer to fridge for 5-6 days.

About Chef

Jackie

I am a self taught chef and baker and have studied nutrition for the past 15 years. I received my Health Coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. ...