Zucchini is a fantastic ingredient on the keto diet. Not only is the vegetable low in carbs, but it can also be used in many different types of recipes, such as quiches. It even works well as a pasta alternative. In this list, we’re focusing on one specific use – keto zucchini bread recipes.
The addition of zucchini to bread is surprisingly effective. It adds extra moisture and body, preventing your bread from being too dry or crumbly. You’re not left with an overwhelming taste of zucchini either.
As many authors note, keto breads aren’t entirely the same as bread made with wheat flour. There will always be some differences in texture and flavor. Even so, the recipes authors featured here have created some amazing types of bread for you to try. There are plenty of different styles to choose from too, giving you some interesting choices regardless of your flavor preferences.
Keto Zucchini Bread Recipes
PS. You’ll also find zucchini in many other keto recipes, including quiches.
PPS. If you want more bread options, try our lists of coconut bread recipes and almond bread recipes.
Microwave Zucchini Bread
This first recipe comes from theharvestskillet.com and it is one of the fastest zucchini bread recipes that you’ll find. The style is very similar to a mug cake, where you can make a single serving in less than five minutes. In fact, the cooking time for the recipe is just 90 seconds. Being able to make bread this fast gives you plenty of versatility. You could easily prepare it as a snack, especially as there are only three net grams of carbs per serving.
Zucchini Walnut Spice Bread
This keto bread recipe takes longer than the previous example, but that’s to be expected – you’re making an entire loaf of bread. This time, the recipe comes from Faith at theketodietqueens.com. One key feature is the inclusion of various spices. These provide the bread with an extra depth of flavor. The walnuts add to the taste too, while also making the texture more interesting.
Low Carb Zucchini Bread
Kim from lowcarbmaven.com provides this zucchini bread recipe. It’s slightly unusual, in that the recipe uses coconut flour. While coconut flour is a common keto ingredient, many bread recipes rely on almond flour instead. You can also skip the walnuts from the recipe if you want bread that is nut free as well. If you include the walnuts, then the bread contains just two net grams of carbs per serving, which is pretty impressive.
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
This chocolate zucchini bread is a different style that just tastes fantastic. I particularly love the way that you can see the bright green spots of the zucchini in the chocolate bread. The recipe is also paleo friendly and can be found at the site sweetashoney.co. Carine recommends letting the bread cool down after baking and then placing it in the fridge. This makes the bread much easier to slice and creates a fudgy texture that you’ll love.
Tender And Moist Savory Zucchini Bread
The cherry tomatoes and basil leaves on top of this bread are both optional ingredients, but they do make it stand out. The main recipe relies on almond flour and flaxseed meal to create an appealing texture, without making the bread dry out. Paola (from gnom-gnom.com) also provides various details about how you can use the bread.
Sundried Tomato And Asiago Zucchini Bread
I love this recipe from ibreatheimhungry.com, partly because it has a different flavor combination. Sundried tomatoes and asiago cheese are both perfect complements to zucchini bread. They also work well with how this bread is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. Mellissa mentions how she should have been careful with the cheese on top. The addition makes the bread more difficult to slice.
Slow Cooker Zucchini Bread
This recipe from alldayidreamaboutfood.com takes a less common approach to bread making. You’re relying on a slow cooker, rather than baking the bread in your oven. The idea is perfect if you want a nice loaf of bread without making your kitchen too hot. Don’t worry, the bread still has a great flavor and texture, even though you’re making it in a slow cooker.
Bacon And Cheese Zucchini Bread Recipe
This version of zucchini bread is designed as a low carb alternative to bacon and cheese bread. The zucchini itself helps to keep the whole thing moist, while the flavor of the zucchini complements both the cheese and the bacon. You’re making 12 servings with this recipe. Each serving contains around two net grams of carbs. Seriously, how can you not love this bread? You can find all the details at myketokitchen.com.
These tortillas a great alternative to a loaf of bread. They come from the site sweetashoney.co and they still rely on zucchini as a key ingredient. For that matter, this is a particularly simple recipe. It only uses four main ingredients, along with a few herbs and spices. The tortilla style also means that the recipe is much faster to prepare than a loaf of bread.
Lemon Zucchini Bread
The combination of lemon and icing makes this a sweeter bread recipe than most others. It comes from the site ketofirst.com. In many ways, the bread ends up being similar to a cake, making it good as a dessert too. Despite the sweetness, the bread only contains one net gram of carbs per serving.
Zucchini Bread With Walnuts
Here’s a recipe from greenandketo.com. The walnuts are used as a topping on the bread, while the interior is similar to many of the other recipes on this list. Sarah mentions that you could make it sweeter by including some chocolate chips in the mix or giving it a frosting. Regardless of how you make it, this bread is certain to taste fantastic.
Zucchini Banana Bread
Kasey from buttertogetherkitchen.com offers this zucchini bread recipe. She uses banana extract rather than actual bananas. Doing so provides the flavor of bananas, without any of the sugar that they normally contain. You can include an actual banana instead, but doing so would add to the net carb content. Honestly though, the banana extract tastes just as good as the real thing.
Zucchini Walnut Bread
Here’s another recipe that includes walnuts along with zucchini. The walnuts help to create an interesting texture, as they have a slight crunch. Urvashi recommends trying out the bread as soon as it is cooked, while it is still warm (preferably with butter). The idea of making the bread in a bundt pan is pretty exciting too. It’s always nice to see recipes that turn out a little different than normal. You can find all of the details at twosleevers.com.
Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread
This recipe, from ditchthecarbs.com, uses coconut flour as the flour of choice. The reliance on coconut flour makes this an ideal recipe for anyone who is allergic to almonds or simply does not like them. The bread is also very low in carbs, with only 1.3 net grams of carbs in each slice. Libby also mentions that you can make muffins or cupcakes from the mixture. These will cook faster and taste just as good.
Low Carb Zucchini Bread
Here’s another basic zucchini bread recipe to try. This version comes from Lisa at lowcarbyum.com. She uses a combination of almond flour and coconut flour. Using two types of flour like this is often a good way to create a perfect bread texture. The recipe uses walnuts as well, which complement the texture nicely.
Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread
This recipe, from wholesomeyum.com shows that zucchini bread doesn’t have to be boring. Instead, you have a combination of flavors from the blueberry, lemon and zucchini. Those ingredients all complement one another nicely, creating a type of bread that is sweet and delicious. As with many of the recipes on this list, you can’t taste the zucchini at all.
If you’re not interested in extra flavors, then this recipe from ketosummit.com could work well. It is a simpler recipe than many others, making it a good place to begin. The one notable aspect is this is another recipe that uses both almond and coconut flour. That combination works well, as long as you can safely consume both types of flour.
Keto Zucchini Bread
This recipe from happyhealthymama.com follows a similar style as the previous example. However, there are some differences too. One of these is that this bread uses avocado oil as one of the ingredients. This oil helps the bread to come together nicely. The recipe is also well-written, making it very easy to follow.
Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Bread
The site kirbiecravings.com has many amazing recipes, including this zucchini bread. I love the inclusion of garlic and parmesan. Neither ingredient has an overwhelming flavor, but they both complement the zucchini nicely. Kirbie also mentions that the bread ends up being a savory option, rather than a sweet one. I can think of many situations where the style would be ideal.
Sweet Zucchini Bread
If you would rather a sweet choice, here is a recipe from lowcarbinspirations.com. It includes various low carb sugar alternatives to provide sweetness, along with other ingredients for flavor. The recipe makes 12 servings, with two net grams of carbs per serving.
Zucchini Bread With Walnuts
Here’s one more zucchini bread choice to round our list off. This time it comes from the site ruled.me, which offers an extensive selection of keto recipes. The bread only uses almond flour, making it perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to use coconut flour. There are also a few more spices included than normal. These should help to create an interesting flavor balance.