Paleo zucchini bread + Friday Favorites! I can’t believe it’s Friday! I’ve been doing the low-carb thing all summer and wanted to make something with all the zucchini that is synonymous with Summer. We’ve sautéed zucchini, we’ve grilled it, but I wanted to make something sweet, but not sugary sweet. Then I saw this recipe and even though it had the word Paleo in the title…I kept reading. Normally Paleo scares me, but why? What is the paelo diet?
This zucchini bread is super easy to make and uses a cup of shredded zucchini and a whole banana. It’s sweetened with a little maple syrup. It’s quite dense which make it perfect to toast with a smear of cream cheese.
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 ripe banana
6 large eggs at room temperature
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
Grate the zucchini with a hand grater or in a food processor fitted with the shredding disc. Using paper towels, squeeze out the excess moisture from the zucchini. Do this several times using a dry paper towel each time. Set aside. In a medium bowl, mash up the banana and add in the eggs and whisk together. Add the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the coconut flour and then fold in the zucchini. The batter will be quite thick. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and slightly spray the paper with non-stick spray. Pour the batter into the pan spreading evenly and bake for approximately 25 minutes in a 350º oven. I use one of these to test the cake to make sure it’s done. Does anyone else still use this tool?
Recipe adapted from Well Plated.
Our Friday Favorites:
We are huge fans of anything Nichole Robertson. Nichole’s new book New York in Color is just as wonderful as Paris in Color and Paris in Love. She takes you through a visual journey of the city that has a way of capturing everyday New York in a whole new way. This book is perfect for any New Yorker or anyone who loves New York City. Buy one for yourself and for every New Yorker you know!
Madeline has her first post college job in NYC. So in addition to Nichole’s book we surprised her with the bi-coastal necklace from Maya Brenner Designs. It’s perfect for a girl born in California and has split her time between east coast and west coast ever since.
Like Madeline, I have a love of both New York and California. I always say when I’m living in California I miss NY terribly. When I’m living on the east coast I long for big waves, sandy beaches and even the traffic on Pacific Coast Highway. So when I saw this art on Minted—I knew I had to have it. Minted has great art at all price ranges.
Hope you are having a great summer– We’ve noticed the days are getting shorter. Maybe it’s the cooler weather we’ve been having, but summer is fleeting! Happy weekend! xo annie