Moist and Flavorful Keto Zucchini Bread with Almond Flour

by Joanna
Published: Updated: 2 comments

This easy-to-follow keto zucchini bread recipe is a delightful and guilt-free treat that everyone will love. Made with almond flour and boasting only 3g net carbs, this zucchini bread is the perfect balance of fluffy, tender, and super moist. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, dessert, snack-time, or even as a delicious appetizer, it’s sure to become a new favorite in your keto recipe collection.

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I’m a huge fan of keto baking, and I love to make brownies, cookies, keto blueberry bread, and this keto zucchini bread.

This zucchini bread is quite interesting due to the star ingredient, the zucchini, which does not have a neutral taste. It’s such a fantastic way to include more vegetables into your diet.

It’s often assumed that zucchini is used in savory recipes and is somehow unusual for keto desserts. But zucchini bread is actually quite a popular recipe because you can sneak in vegetables and customize it with your favorite add-ins. 

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What Makes Keto Zucchini Bread So Special?

Our keto zucchini bread is not your typical carb-loaded treat. Instead, it’s a wholesome and delicious alternative that’s perfect for those following a ketogenic diet. Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients, this low carb zucchini bread recipe is a guilt-free way to enjoy a sweet indulgence.

  • Sugar-free and gluten-free recipe.
  • Make the batter in less than 5 minutes 
  • Super moist and loaded with flavor
  • Can be turned into delicious keto zucchini muffins
  • Made with naturally low-carb ingredients

Keto Zucchini Bread Ingredients

A great thing about this recipe is the fact that it requires only a few ingredients that are easy to find:

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  • Almond Flour – For that amazing, fluffy texture, make sure to use superfine, blanched almond flour. It’s the secret to your perfect zucchini bread!
  • Eggs – To bring everything together, go for large eggs at room temperature. They work like magic in binding all the ingredients.
  • Zucchini – Shred up the zucchini and measure it after squeezing out the moisture.
  • Butter – Opt for unsalted butter to let the sweetness shine through. If you’re going dairy-free, feel free to use melted coconut oil or avocado oil as a fantastic alternative.
  • Sweetener –  To prepare a paleo zucchini bread, use your favorite granular sweeteners, such as Erythritol, Monk fruit, or even coconut sugar.
  • Baking Powder – The rising star! Baking powder works its magic to give your bread that perfect rise.
  • Cinnamon – The finishing touch! Add a dash of cinnamon for that wonderful flavor that’ll make your zucchini bread extra special.
  • Salt – Brings out the sweetness of this dessert.

How To Make Zucchini Bread

This keto zucchini bread recipe is incredibly simple and foolproof. Follow these easy steps to create a moist and flavorful treat:

Prepare the Zucchini

Start by grating the zucchini. To ensure the perfect texture, place the grated zucchini on a kitchen towel and gently squeeze out as much liquid as possible. This step is crucial for achieving a moist, not soggy, zucchini bread.

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Make the Batter

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients, which include almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix them thoroughly to ensure an even distribution.

Next, add the eggs and melted butter to the dry ingredients. Incorporate the grated zucchini into the mixture as well. Stir everything together until a thick and smooth batter forms. The combination of almond flour and zucchini will add a fantastic flavor profile to the bread.

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Feel free to get creative by adding chopped walnuts, sugar-free chocolate chips, or fresh blueberries for added texture and flavor.

Transfer and Smooth

Carefully transfer the batter into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Use a rubber spatula to smooth out the top, ensuring an even surface for baking.

Bake to Perfection

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the prepared pan in the center. Bake the zucchini bread for approximately 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out almost clean.

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The aroma of freshly baked zucchini bread will fill your kitchen, tempting you to taste it right away. But be patient! Allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack to let the flavors develop fully. Trust us; it’s worth the wait!

Cool and Slice

Once the zucchini bread is fully baked, remove it from the oven and transfer the loaf pan to a wire rack. Allow the bread to cool completely before slicing. This cooling period will enhance the flavors and set the texture, resulting in a moist and delectable keto zucchini bread.

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Tips for Making The Best Keto Zucchini Bread

  • Muffin Variation: If you prefer individual servings, this recipe can easily be adapted into keto zucchini muffins. Simply divide the batter evenly among muffin cups lined with paper liners and adjust the baking time accordingly.
  • Prevent Sticking: To avoid the zucchini bread from sticking to the pan, line the loaf pan with parchment paper and give it a light coating of non-stick spray. This ensures easy removal without compromising the bread’s shape.
  • Browning Control: If you find that the top of the bread is browning too quickly during baking, cover it with tin foil. This simple step will protect the loaf from over-browning while allowing the center to cook thoroughly.
  • Gentle Mixing: When it comes to mixing, go easy, breezy! Don’t overdo it, or your bread might turn out dense and tough. Just mix until everything’s combined, leaving it a little lumpy for that perfect fluffy texture.
  • Allow for Cooling: After baking, give the zucchini bread ample time to cool completely before slicing. This cooling process sets the structure, ensuring the bread holds together perfectly and slices without falling apart.
  • Proper Zucchini Preparation: Use the smallest side of your grater to shred the zucchini. Squeeze out any excess moisture using a kitchen towel. This step is crucial as it prevents the bread from becoming too wet and soggy, resulting in a more balanced and delightful texture.

Variations

  • Chocolate: If you are a chocolate lover, you can add some unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate chips to the batter.
  • Pumpkin Spice: add 1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice to the zucchini bread.
  • Blueberry and Lemon: Add some brightness to your zucchini bread with lemon zest and juicy blueberries.
  • Lemon: Add some tangy sweetness to your zucchini bread with a simple lemon glaze.
  • Peanut Butter: Add some protein to your zucchini bread with creamy peanut butter.
  • Apple Cinnamon: Incorporate a few apple slices and add cinnamon to taste.
  • Lime and Coconut: Add some tropical flavors to your zucchini bread with lime and coconut.
  • Savory Keto Zucchini Bread with Parmesan and Garlic: Switch up the classic sweet zucchini bread for a savory version with Parmesan cheese and garlic powder.

Storing Ideas

  • Room Temperature: You can slice this zucchini bread and store it in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • Fridge: Store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days in an airtight container.
  • Freezer: You can also freeze this zucchini bread. Allow it to cool completely before slicing it, and wrap it in parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together. Store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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Equipment Needed For Making The Best Keto Zucchini Bread

  • Box Grater: Grab a box grater to shred that zucchini into perfect little pieces. It’s the secret to an amazing texture!
  • Large Bowl: Time to mix things up! Grab a large bowl to combine all your dry and wet ingredients into a delightful batter.
  • Silicone Spatula: Get your trusty silicone spatula ready for some serious mixing action. It’s perfect for gently folding in those yummy ingredients.
  • Loaf Pan: Now, let’s shape that bread! Grab a small loaf pan to bake your zucchini bread into a beautiful and tasty creation.
  • Parchment Paper: Keep things non-stick! Line your loaf pan with parchment paper to make sure your zucchini bread comes out smoothly.

More Keto Bread Recipes to Try:

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Moist and Flavorful Keto Zucchini Bread with Almond Flour

5 from 6 votes

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Yelds 12 slices

Description
 

This keto zucchini bread is a fluffy, tender, and easy to make bread that’s super moist. Healthy zucchini bread made with low carb ingredients is the perfect breakfast, dessert, snack, or even a delicious appetizer.

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place grated zucchini on a kitchen towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  • In a large bowl, add the almond flour, sweetener, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the eggs, melted butter, and zucchini over the dry ingredients. Stir until the batter is formed.
  • Fold in walnuts, chocolate chips, or blueberries using a rubber spatula.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 60 minutes. The bread is done cooking when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes almost clean.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Notes

To make keto zucchini muffins: distribute the batter evenly among a 12-cup muffin tin.  Bake in the preheated oven at 350F oven for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
153kcal
Total Carbs
5g
Net Carbs
Protein
5g
Fat
14g
Fiber
2g
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword zucchini bread
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2 comments

Donna May 24, 2023 - 4:07 pm

Hi. I made the zucchini bread and was a little disappointed in the result. I used a 9×5 loaf pan and personally, a 8×4 pan would have worked much better. The loaf was on the thin side and it was completely done baking in 50 minutes. I did add chopped nuts and the next time I will add mini chocolate chips to help add more flavor to the bread.

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Joanna May 30, 2023 - 9:20 am

Hi there! I’m sorry to hear that you were a bit disappointed with the result of your zucchini bread. It sounds like adjusting the pan size to an 8×4 loaf pan could give you a better thickness for the bread. Baking times can vary depending on different ovens, so it’s great that you noticed it was fully baked in 50 minutes. Adding chopped nuts and mini chocolate chips is a fantastic idea to enhance the flavor and texture of the bread. They can definitely add a delightful touch to each bite. Feel free to experiment with different mix-ins and adjustments to suit your taste preferences. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions or need further assistance. Happy baking, and I hope your next batch of zucchini bread turns out even more delicious!

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