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Zucchini and Pesto Bread Loaf

Zucchini and Pesto Bread Loaf

Most people associate quick breads with flavors like pumpkin, banana or honey and spices. But quick breads are also a wonderful base for savory flavors.

Recipe is courtesy of Lisa Richards at Candida Diet.

Yield: 1 8 x 4 inch loaf


  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 1/4 cups millet flour
  • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup light buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 1/3 cup toasted nuts, such as pine nuts or slivered almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pesto (see recipe below)
  • 2 cups lightly packed basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup toasted nuts, such as pine nuts or slivered almonds
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Preparation Instructions:

Directions For Zucchini Bread

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Brush an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with a bit of oil, then line pan with parchment paper, set aside.

2. Grate zucchini, then place between a few sheets of paper toweling to remove excess moisture. Set aside.

3. In a medium size bowl, add millet flour, blanched almond flour, light buckwheat flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine, then set aside.

4. In a small bowl, add almond milk and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine, then set aside.

5. In a large bowl, add the eggs and whisk until pale and frothy. Next add the almond milk and apple cider vinegar mixture and olive oil. Whisk to combine. Then add the flour mixture and stir to combine. Finally fold in grated zucchini and chopped toasted nuts.

6. Pour bread batter into prepared pan. Dot batter with teaspoonfuls of pesto, then swirl pesto into bread batter with a knife. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes, then remove bread from pan and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Directions For Pesto

1. Add basil leaves, toasted nuts, garlic, salt and fresh lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor. Process until mixture forms a paste, then gradually add oil, processing until mixture is smooth.

2. Pesto can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Pesto can also be frozen. Freeze in an ice cube tray, then store frozen cubes in a plastic freezer bag.



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