You’ll love the lemon blueberry taste of this Clean Eating blueberry zucchini bread. And – bonus – it’s even egg and dairy-free. It’s perfect to use up all the extra zucchini in the summer or to make all-year-round since the zucchini makes it nice and moist.
Happy Monday! I know it is the middle of the summer and not a great time to bake, but I have this delicious recipe full of fresh summer ingredients…so it’s ok to make an exception this time! Speaking of baking, it is something that I have only recently become fond of…what?
I write a healthy food blog, I am supposed to have liked baking since before I could walk. The truth is, I never disliked baking, but I really really liked (and still do) eating baked goods…so I stayed away from baking to keep myself from eating an entire batch of cookies.
Once I started experimenting in the kitchen and realized that I could make healthier baked goods, I started to really enjoy baking (I could finally eat my treats without feeling guilty about it).
Since I started experimenting with baking, I have found that it requires three different skills…art, science, and magic. The art is the combination and presentation of ingredients, the science is figuring out leavening agents, eggs, different flours, etc.
And the magic is the zucchini! Zucchini really is a magic ingredient in baked goods. It adds nutrients (bonus), it makes baked goods go from dry and bland to moist and delicious, and it doesn’t add any flavor!
I don’t think it gets more magical than that. Plus, I know those of you that have gardens have zucchinis coming out of your ears, and you are looking for new ways to use it up…another bonus, it’s low price or even free.
Anyways, back to the zucchini bread. It is like a blueberry muffin but in bread form. It is made with whole grain spelt flour , no refined sugar, big plump juicy blueberries, and of course zucchini. This recipe is also Vegan and nut-free, so it is easy to serve to those with special dietary needs.
Oh, and the glaze! How could I forget the glaze? It is a light, lemony glaze made from chilled coconut milk. It is the perfect complement to the bread, and although it is optional, I highly recommend it!
I would love to know if you make this bread and what you think of it. Please comment below and let me know what you think!
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Clean Eating Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread
This zucchini bread is a perfect combination of whole wheat spelt, maple syrup, zucchini, coconut, blueberries and lemon to make a healthy bread. Top it with the lemon glaze and you’ll be addicted!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Clean Eating
For the Bread
- 1 3/4 cup whole grain spelt flour
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Real Salt
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup blueberries
For the Glaze
For the Bread
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Combine all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl
- Add all remaining ingredients except blueberries and mix well
- Carefully stir in blueberries
- Pour into greased loaf pan
- Bake for 40 minutes or until a inserted toothpick comes out clean
- Allow to cool and then dig in
For the Glaze
- Combine all ingredients together
- Pour over cooled bread
- You will get best results with the glaze, if you use chilled full fat canned coconut milk.
- You may need to make more than one batch of the glaze if you want as much glaze as I used, but for practical purposes, what I prefer to do is dip the bread in the glaze. So much less messy. (Just not as pretty for photos).
Keywords: spelt flour, zucchini, blueberries, Zucchini Bread
9 of the Best Ever Clean Eating Zucchini Bread Recipes
Zucchini bread is a great way to use up that zucchini boat growing in your garden. Did you plant one zucchini seed in your garden this year and now you have 100 huge zucchini? Yup, that’s zucchini for ya. If that’s the case, you might like the following list of 9 Clean Eating zucchini bread recipes. If you have zucchini coming out of your ears, zucchini bread is a really good way to use up some of those zucchini :).
I did the unthinkable this year. I didn’t plant any zucchini! I don’t need to worry, the neighbors will give me all I want. Actually, you know what I do sometimes when I have a lot of extra zucchini which is really easy. I freeze it and then make zucchini bread or cake ( I have a great chocolate cake that uses zucchini). It’s really easy to freeze zucchini.
I just pick it and wash it and shred it just like I do to make zucchini bread. Then I measure out how much I use to make a batch of bread, which is usually about 2 cups. I throw it into a Ziploc bag, seal it and throw it in the freezer. Then when I want to use it, all I have to do is defrost it in the microwave. Because it’s already the correct amount for a batch of bread, that’s all I have to do.
Just so you don’t freak out after zucchini is frozen and thawed out it will have a large amount of liquid in the bowl. All the liquid seems to come out of the zucchini when it defrosts. Don’t worry about it, just pour the liquid and all into the bowl with the rest of your ingredients. You need the liquid in the recipes to make it moist enough. This will give you an idea of how much water is inside a zucchini. It’s a lot for sure. I don’t suppose you ever thought about that before.
You wouldn’t want to eat frozen zucchini for zoodles or anything similar, you need fresh for that. But freezing zucchini works great for making bread and cakes and other similar recipes.
That’s why I didn’t plant any zucchini this year. I still have enough leftover from last year in my freezer to make all the bread I want to make.
Since they are Clean Eating, all of them are made with alternative flours such as almond flour, coconut flour, quinoa flour, and whole wheat flour or maybe no flour at all. All of the clean eating zucchini bread recipes are moist and delicious. Give them all a try and have fun!
If you see a recipe you like on the image above, just click on the corresponding number below and it will take you right to the recipe.
1. Blueberry Lemon Zucchini Bread – See Above
2. Chocolate Chip Bread – Wake Up To Waffles
The applesauce and yogurt help make this perfectly moist and very flavorful.
Maple Syrup – Applesauce – Greek Yogurt – Whole Wheat Flour – Coconut Sugar – Chocolate Chips
3. Zucchini Banana Bread – The Honour System
Like a warm hug straight from your oven. I love the smell of freshly baked bread, yum yum. The smell of freshly baked bread brings back a lot of good memories for me.
Spelt Flour – Bananas – Coconut Sugar – Maple Syrup – Cinnamon
4. Einkorn from the Garden – Bread Experience
If you find a HUGE zucchini in your garden, like me. This is what you do with it. I could probably make 10 loaves of bread with zucchini as large as the one I found. Just don’t use the seeds, throw them away.
Einkorn Pastry Flour – Raw Sugar – Walnuts – Milk
5. Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Bread– Amys Healthy Baking
Nutmeg is included because it adds a little extra flavor. There is some debate about whether low-fat milk or whole is milk is clean. From the sources I trust I’ve learned the whole milk is definitely clean and low-fat milk isn’t. Good fat is actually healthy.
Whole Wheat Flour – Greek Yogurt – Maple Syrup – Milk (Use Whole Milk) – Miniature Chocolate Chips
6. Chocolate Chip Zucchini – Joyful Healthy Eats
This recipe will make you want to grow your own zucchini plants. One plant is all you need. You’ll have zucchini coming out of your ear even with one plant. Try planting in a large container if you don’t have room for a full-size garden.
White Whole Wheat Flour – Raw Honey – Unsweetened Applesauce – Coconut Oil – Dark Chocolate Chips – Walnuts
7. Healthy Zucchini Banana Nut – Chocolate Salad
The bananas add some extra healthy sweetness and can actually take the place of a good amount of sugar. Because of that, this recipe is quite healthy.
Whole Wheat Flour – Oats – Ground Flax Seed – Apple Sauce – Honey – Bananas – Pecans
8. Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip – Ambitious Kitchen
Make extra and put it in the freezer for when company comes. Baked bread actually freezes very well. You could even slice it before you freeze it if you want to. Then you can just use a few slices at a time if you don’t have a large family.
Whole Wheat Flour – Canned Pumpkin – Honey – Almond Milk – Chocolate Chips
9. Double Chocolate Whole Wheat – With the Grains
Enjoy the wholesome goodness of fresh ingredients. They taste a lot better and are a lot more healthy too.
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour – Cocoa Powder – Eggs – Coconut Oil – Greek Yogurt – Raw Cane Sugar – Extra Dark Chocolate Chips
Let me know which recipes is your favorite.