Note: This post first appeared August 3, 2012; the recipe has been edited slightly to include some additional notes, a quick how to video added to the post along with updated photography. The text is original and 4 years old (I can push press more than twice that weight now – woot!) and therefore slightly cringe worthy but, I assure you the paleo almond zucchini bread is still killer.
This paleo almond zucchini bread is slightly crunchy on the outside and super moist on the inside. It’s the perfect way to use up summer zucchini.
Pretty much everyone makes zucchini bread around this time of year.
They run the gamut from super savory to sickly sweet as people try to justify it as healthy because it’s got vegetables in it. Yeah, that cup of sugar is totally balanced out by the grated zucchini, keep telling yourself that.
I actually think the coolest thing about the paleo diet is playing around with baked goods. It’s a challenge and when I can win them, I like challenges. When I fail and I can only push press 65 pounds while everyone around me is doing at least 25 pounds more than that, I get frustrated and want to throw things. Luckily, the weights in crossfit are rubber and the bread turned out awesome so no knives were flying around the kitchen.
Here’s a quick video on how to make this bread. Enjoy! Subscribe to Running to the Kitchen on YouTube for more easy how-to videos.
I got lazy making my almond flour and definitely didn’t grind it as fine as I should’ve. It resulted in the best texture though, think somewhere between chopped nuts and sifted flour. Crunchy, but not too much that it doesn’t feel like bread. Contrasted with the moistness from the zucchini…perfection. I’m totally amazed at how paleo breads even work. Like how do ground up almonds actually rise in the oven? I know that baking soda has something to do with it (obviously), but it just seems like a hell of a lot of work for the poor baking soda compared to traditional flours. You know?
I guess I don’t really care though as long as this is the result.
ps- spread some of spicy chocolate walnut butter on a slice of this paleo almond zucchini bread and omg, it’s like an explosion of nutty goodness.
More paleo breads to try: