Swirly Cinnamon Zucchini Bread (THM S)

I’ve always loved Zucchini Bread.  I really enjoy how moist it always stays even a full week after it’s been made.  So I missed not being able to warm a couple pieces up in the morning to have with a coffee.  But it didn’t take me long to perfect this recipe.  I love working with the THM Baking Blend.  It’s really superior to all other gluten free baking mixes.

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I can say this as I’ve used many  different brands throughout the years.  We’ve always tried to be a gluten free family so I’ve played around with a variety of brands.  But I digress…back to the Swirly Cinnamon Zucchini Bread.  It’s so moist and cinnamony, every bite leaves you begging for another…..it keeps brilliantly and tastes superb sliced thinly, and toasted with some butter on top….YUM!!!

Peeled Vs. Unpeeled

Maybe you’re asking why the recipe says to leave the skin on?  Well to be honest it’s about getting the most we can out of the food we eat.  Did you know that the skin of a zucchini has more concentrated nutrients?  Leaving the skin on increases your daily amount of vitamin C.  The skin itself is a great source of antioxidant carotenoids, including lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene.  Just 1 cup of zucchini with skin on gives your body 37 % of your daily value of vitamin C and 1 gram of fiber.  As well as the addition of your daily values of Vitmain B-6 and potassium….and just a wee bit toward your vitamin K and riboflavin.

So as you can see, it’s worth seeing little green bits throughout your bread….it’s building a strong body..and it tastes fantastic.  Trust me you’ll start to wonder why on earth you ever peeled your zucchini to bake with after you try it.  Think of the time you’ll save just forgetting that step all together.  Embrace the green! ❤ 😉

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Swirly Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

Even my mom agrees, she tried a couple moist pieces of this bread as I was developing the recipe and she said it was the best THM baked good she’s tried.  YAY!!! Thanks Momma. ❤

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup Zucchini grated with skin on(around 1 1/2 medium zucchinis)
  • 4 Tbsp Gentle Sweet (buy here) -OR- 2 Tbsp Super Sweet Blend (buy here) or sweetener of choice (conversion chart here)
  • ⅓ cup Coconut Oil melted -OR-  Butter melted (if you can do dairy)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup THM Baking Blend (buy here)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp mineral salt (buy here)
Swirly Cinnamon Mixture:
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Gentle Sweet Blend (buy here) -OR- 1 1/2 Tsp Super Sweet Blend (buy here)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Prepare an 8-inch bread pan with parchment paper along the bottom and spray with coconut oil cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl add zucchini, sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla, and blend really well.
  • In a smaller bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, mineral salt, and stir to combine.
  • Add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed through.
  • In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the swirly cinnamon mixture.
  • Pour a third of the batter into your prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the swirly cinnamon mixture.
  • Add another ⅓ of the batter, then the remaining cinnamon-sugar.
  • Top with remaining third of the batter.
  • Bake 35-45 minutes, and test with a toothpick until it comes out clean.
  • Let cool and chill before serving for optimal flavor.

 

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With Love,

Chrissy ❤

 

 

Swirley Cinnamon Zucchini Bread (THM S)

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Time: 60 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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 Credit: www.chrissybenoitinlove.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup Zucchini grated with skin on(around 1 1/2 medium zucchinis)
  • 4 Tbsp Gentle Sweet  -OR- 2 Tbsp Super Sweet Blend or sweetener of choice
  • ⅓ cup Coconut Oil melted  -OR-  Butter melted (if you can do dairy)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp mineral salt
Swirly Cinnamon Mixture:
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Gentle Sweet Blend  -OR- 1 1/2 Tsp Super Sweet Blend

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Prepare an 8-inch bread pan with parchment paper along the bottom and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl add zucchini, sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla, and blend really well.
  • In a smaller bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, mineral salt, and stir to combine.
  • Add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed through.
  • In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the swirly cinnamon mixture.
  • Pour a third of the batter into your prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the swirly cinnamon mixture.
  • Add another ⅓ of the batter, then the remaining cinnamon-sugar.
  • Top with remaining third of the batter.
  • Bake 35-45 minutes, and test with a toothpick until it comes out clean.
  • Let cool and chill before serving for optimal flavor.

Created by Chrissy Benoit May 2016

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18 thoughts on “Swirly Cinnamon Zucchini Bread (THM S)

  1. Chrissy… is the gentle sweet/super sweet amount correct in the swirl? I would think you would need more gentle sweet than super sweet.

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  2. Chrissy, in your opinion, could you substitute yellow squash for the zucchini (that is what I have on hand)? TIA, Karen

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  3. Is it necessary for the skin to be on the zucchini? I would think that my family would turn their noses up to this bread if they saw bits of green all through it. Just curious

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    1. The recipe will definitely work without the skin. However, the nutritional value of the skin is incredible…. Lots of Vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin k, riboflavin……but I understand wanting the kids to want to eat healthy food!

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  4. I have this in the oven right now but batter was not pourable at all, it was the consistency that I could pick it up and shape it…any idea what I did wrong? could my eggs have been too small? it also doesn’t look to be rising at all but my ingredients are all fresh…

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      1. Yes I used the THM brand…it tastes good but didn’t rise either. I will try it again with larger eggs, these were from farmers market and not huge. Thanks for the reply!

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