Low-Carb Keto Zucchini Loaf. Eat Your Veggies!

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I love using vegetables in my baking and zucchini is always my first choice, it adds lots of moisture but not a lot of flavour and it works well in both sweet and savoury recipes. Best of all its a great way to sneak in a few extra veggies for those who crinkle their nose when you say zucchini .

Looking for more easy Keto baking and recipes sweetened without sugar, then try my everyday Keto Bread. And if you are a chocolate lover then try Chocolate Zucchini Loaf that is sweetened with a touch of honey.


Low-carb and Keto Zucchini Loaf
This recipe makes 1 loaf, about 12 slices 

Ingredients

1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup erythritol or xylitol
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
5 eggs, large
1/2 cup avocado oil or coconut oil, melted and cooled
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed of excess water
hemp hearts, for sprinkling on top, optional

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl with mix together the almond and coconut flour, erythritol, salt, cinnamon and baking powder.
3. Add in the eggs, oil, vanilla, and stir to combine. Add in the zucchini and mix again.
4. Transfer to the loaf pan and top with hemp hearts. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
5. Allow to cool before removing from the pan.

Cooks Notes

Once you have shredded the zucchini, you simply squeeze the zucchini in your hands or use a clean dish cloth before adding it to the rest of the ingredients.
You could add in a 1/3 cup raisins, walnuts or pecans, white or dark chocolate chips or a combination.
This loaf freezes well.





THIS IS MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER’S GEFILTE FISH - Originally published in 2012

My grandmother Jenny Mandel nee Schwartz, came from Minsk, Russia when she was just a baby. Her mother Mary who I am named after made gefilte fish for her family on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. When Jenny was old enough to learn her mother taught her and her sisters, Sarah and Edith.

It all starts with fresh fish. According to my mother, Jenny would  pick out her fish, ten pounds of white fish and always one Pike, once home the fish were kept alive in the only bathtub in the house.  The next day newspaper would be spread around the floor and kitchen table, the fishmonger would stop by…it was time to kill the fish.  As a child my mother never took a bath and she never ate the fish! 

When Jenny was in her 80’s it was time to teach my mother Irene. From then on twice a year my mother would make the gefilte fish with her late best friend Theda Warner.  I know that they had a long fun day of cooking, chopping, cleaning and lots of good gossip!  And fortunately we don’t have to worry about the bathtub, we can buy our fish already cleaned from Nortown!

Well, my mother turned 80 this year so I guess it is time I learn to make the fish!

I hope to carry on the tradition with my grandmother’s handwritten recipe.

 My mother Irene.