Zucchini Apple Chai Spiced Loaf (Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy Free)

IMG_2546 (640x427)I’m not sure what happened but there was one week when we had 4 zucchinis in the fridge. Planing got a little wrong here perhaps or I was just nervous about not having enough (?) zucchinis for our meals. I like to rotate our vegetables on a weekly basis, but somehow there are some vegetables that would frequently, if not weekly be in our shopping baskets. Asher has his moments too and at this stage, mushrooms are his favourites. We would count carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, and capsicums as staples too.  I would say that zucchinis have been a frequent occurrence perhaps in the past year or so- especially when we bought our spiraliser and have been spirialising vegetables for dinners. Zucchini Apple Chai Spiced Loaf

I have not made a zucchini chocolate cake yet, but have paired it with apple to make this loaf. I’m such a big fan of loaves. This, toasted with a hint of butter is delicious in the morning for breakfast. Or with a side of coffee for my 4 pm slump time. Either way, I really like loaves because they are easy to make, forgiving and makes a nutritious “bread” if we feel like having some. 

For the past 2 months or so, I have been experimenting not adding any other sweetener other than just a fruit to bakes. So far so good although I think for bakes involving cacao, some honey or rice malt is unavoidable. My stance is that if there is no need for it, then let’s not add it for habit sake.IMG_2544 (640x427)

In an ironic way, I’m also a little more relaxed when baking about the use of sweeteners. Like all ingredients, I’m seeing it as how to use it effectively. I recognise that that tsp of honey or coconut sugar is harmless mostly, if we take care of our lives in a wholesome manner. 

I have always maintain that our relationship with ourselves, food and others is evolving. Practicing being kind to self can be hard work!

Not making this loaf though. What other pairing goes well with zucchini I wonder? IMG_2546 (640x427)

Zucchini Apple Chai Spiced Loaf
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium size zucchini grated (around 1.5 cups)
  2. 1 apple diced
  3. 1/4 cup coconut meal
  4. 1/4 cup almond meal
  5. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  6. 1 tsp ginger
  7. 1 tsp cardamon
  8. 4 eggs
  9. 1/4 cup almond milk
  10. 1/4 cup coconut milk
  11. 1 tsp vanilla
  12. 1 tsp baking powder
  13. 3/4 baking soda
  14. pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking loaf with baking paper.
  2. In a food processor, give all ingredients a whiz. Otherwise, you can also do it by hand, whisking eggs and milk and folding it to the dry ingredients.
  3. Sprinkle with almond flakes before baking for 40-45 minutes.
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One comment

  1. joanna schupp says:

    I tried this recipe and was expecting a bread but it was more like an egg bread/souffle type of deal. My sister actually thought it was an oatmeal bake which kind of makes sense haha It was not sweet at all so I will be the only one eating it as my family wasn’t a fan. I would recommend to anyone else making it to add maybe 2 tablespoons of whatever sweetener you like. The fall flavors are good though. Might try adding some more of the flours so it’s not super eggy.

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