Foodie Friday: Breakfast Makeover- Vanilla Spice Zucchini Bread


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This week is all about taking unhealthy breakfast dishes and making them nutritious AND delicious! I LOVE breakfast, like really love it! It is by far my most favorite meal of the day.  I look forward to waking up and brewing myself a big cup of coffee and enjoying my breakfast before the kids get up.  It is my special little alone time that I get to actually savor a meal and sit and “relax” for 5 minutes- maybe 20 if I am lucky.  

Foodie Friday: Breakfast Makeover

My favorite thing to enjoy with coffee is a piece of bread with a little bit of almond butter.  Most days I just throw a piece of gluten free toast in the toaster oven but when I have time to bake I like to make my own bread, especially of the seasonal variety.  In this case my latest bread recipe being  Vanilla Spice Zucchini Bread.  It really is just so scrumptious especially with a cup ‘o’ joe! 

Vanilla Spice Zucchini Bread | TheFitFoodieMama.com #GlutenFree

Most of the recipes I have found for zucchini bread are full of unhealthy ingredients like sugar and vegetable oil so in order to give this a healthified (is that even a word?) makeover, I substituted in some applesauce for oil and added a scoop of protein for some nutritional value, flavor and good measure  😉 

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Foodie Friday: Vanilla Spice Zucchini Bread #GlutenFree

 

 

Doesn’t this bread look just delightful for breakfast?

Vanilla Spice Zucchini Bread
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  2. 2 tsp cinnamon
  3. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  4. 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I used Vega)
  5. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  6. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  8. 1 mashed banana
  9. 3 eggs
  10. 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  11. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  12. 1 cup shredded zucchini, patted dry
  13. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl combine and mix dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl mix mash the banana, add whipped eggs and mix.
  4. Mix in apple sauce and extract.
  5. Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients making sure to mix well.
  6. Once combined, gently mix in zucchini and walnuts.
  7. Pour mixture into a greased bread tin and bake for approximately 45 mins. May have to bake a few minutes longer just to ensure bread is done throughout.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool.
  9. Enjoy!
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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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