No Added Sugar & Gluten-free Zucchini Bread
Zucchini bread is so easy to make and it comes out delicious each time! The zucchini actually makes the bread even more moist and delicious.
As with most of my recipes, I aim to create recipes full of fiber and healthy goodness, while reducing how much added-sugar is in a recipe.
I am always doing recipe development with the goal of reducing or eliminating added sugar in recipes. When I first wanted to make a zucchini bread recipe, I was a bit horrified by how much sugar was added to all the recipes.
My kids don’t get a lot of dessert type of foods, so they are happy to eat anything that resembles treat food, even if it doesn’t have any added sugar. I normally try to sweeten the food with a banana, figs or dates.
Beware of No Added Sugar In Recipes
Every day, I see recipes on Pinterest that tout they have no added sugar, but use an artificial sweetener or Stevia to sweeten the dish. There has only been one study on Stevia has been found to increase insulin sensitivity in rodent models, which is what we don’t want to happen. You can read more about the study.
I was a sugar addict until about six months ago. I disliked everything tart! Once I kicked the sugar habit, my taste for foods changed drastically.
Now, I find desserts to be too sweet and I don’t crave it. I remember listening to my European friends complain about how sweet food in the US is and I always thought their food was too sour. It’s amazing how quickly my taste buds changed
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Here are more tips on how to reduce how much sugar your kids are eating.
As you can see, my daughter was a big fan!
- 2 whole zucchini, shredded Or 1 large zucchini
- 1.5 cups Oat flour Pulverized rolled oats into flour
- .5 cup Flaxseed (ground)
- 3 Eggs
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup crushed walnuts crushed in food processor
- 1/2 cup dates and figs, blended
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 tsp salt