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Cheesy Low Carb Zucchini Bread Gluten Free


Well it’s day three in my week of low carb zucchini recipes, and while the Bacon & Zucchini Eggs in a Nest and Zoodles with Sardines, Tomatoes and Capers recipes were both great, THIS savory low carb zucchini bread recipe is my current favorite of the week!

(Though I do have some awesome low carb zucchini cupcakes on deck for tomorrow so stay tuned for those!)

 

 

Meanwhile, I just had a slice of this low carb Sun-dried Tomato & Asiago Zucchini Bread along with my eggs for breakfast and it was just as good, if not better, than when I made it yesterday!  It’s crusty on the outside and incredibly fluffy and tender on the inside – almost silky in texture.

I probably don’t need to tell you it was heavenly alongside my runny eggs!

Bread + yolk = BLISS.

Like any fresh bread, this was fantastic warm out of the oven and spread with some salted butter.  I think your biggest challenge will be not eating all of it.  Honestly – it’s a little dangerous that way!

 

 

I also made some of the extra batter in muffin form, which was not only super cute, but perfectly portioned and contained for lunches during the week!

I can’t WAIT to make these again to have alongside ALLLLL the soup this winter!  This is a low carb bread recipe that I will have on hand constantly from now on – in fact I’m going to make a huge batch in muffin form and keep them in the freezer so they are always ready to go!

I’ve never been happier than I am right now that zucchini is available in stores year round – and you will be too once you try this low carb zucchini bread recipe!

 

 

I flavored this low carb zucchini bread with sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, and Asiago cheese, which is a delicious combination – but you could really interchange all kinds of flavors here using the basic batter.

One thing I would have done differently – I sprinkled some extra cheese on top for looks, but it made slicing the bread a little difficult because the cheese hardened during baking and pushed into the tender bread when I tried to slice it.

If making muffins – go for it with the extra cheese, but if making this in loaf form, I would omit the extra cheese on top for easier slicing.

 

 

Also, because of the long baking time, you need to make sure it’s in the center rack of the oven – mine was too close to the floor of the oven during baking and it got a little more brown on the bottom than I would have liked.

As a side point, I made this in a longer, narrower loaf pan, but if you are using a traditionally sized loaf pan like this one, you may need to bake it for up to an hour to get it light and fluffy all the way through.

 

 

Finally, you may have noticed in the photos that there are no tell-tale strips of green zucchini strips in this bread – that’s because I blended the batter in my trusty magic bullet, pureeing the zucchini instead of leaving it in shreds.

I really believe that is what gave me the gorgeous texture in this low carb zucchini bread recipe, but it’s also a plus if you have veggie-phobic family members who can zero in on anything green in their food with laser-like precision.

They never need to know that there is zucchini in this delicious low carb zucchini bread recipe – in fact I won’t tell if you don’t…

 

 

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Ingredients :

  • 3/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed dry in a paper towel
  • 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes (dried, not in oil), chopped
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar substitute (I used Swerve)
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese

Instructions :

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F)
  2. Combine all of the wet ingredients (butter, eggs, almond milk, zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes) in a magic bullet and blend for about 30 seconds or until mostly smooth.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, sweetener, xanthan gum, salt, oregano, parsley, garlic powder) and mix with a fork until well blended with no lumps.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a fork until a uniform batter is formed and the dry ingredients are absorbed.
  5. Stir in the Asiago cheese.
  6. Spoon the batter into a greased loaf pan (9×5 or equivalent) or 12 muffin cups.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 50-60 minutes if making a loaf.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 20-25 minutes if making muffins.

Written by Healthy Cat

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