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Zucchini, Olive and Fetta Bread

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Breakfast is often the hardest meal to incorporate vegetables into, however, with this loaf you’ll start your day with something delicious, a source of vegetables and something that, unlike store-bought pastries, won’t spike blood sugar. 

Zucchini, Olive and Fetta Bread

This savoury loaf is so flavourful, and perfect served on its own or with a smear of butter!
3.20 from 21 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 54 minutes
Meal Type Lunch, Staple
Cuisine Global
Servings 10 People
Dietary Vegetarian

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large zucchinis, grated
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk
  • 6 sprigs thyme, fresh, leaves picked
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 100 g fetta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F and line a 21 x 11 cm loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Place grated zucchini into a clean fresh jay cloth or a muslin cloth, and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the almond meal, psyllium husk, thyme, salt, and baking powder. Set aside. 
  • Beat the eggs in a small bowl then add to the almond meal mixture. Pour in the melted butter and stir to combine.
  • Fold in the zucchini and lemon zest followed by the kalamata olives and fetta. 
  • Spread into the prepared loaf tin. Sprinkle over pumpkin seeds and extra thyme. 
  • Bake in the oven for 45–50 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean. If the skewer does not come out clean,leave in the oven for another ten minutes. If the top is beginning to brown too much, place a sheet of foil over the top.
  • Leave in the tin to cool for 15 minutes before turning outonto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice into 10 slices and store in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

The key to this recipe is squeezing out as much liquid as possible from the grated zucchini. This will prevent the loaf from being too wet.

Nutrition (per serve)

Net Carbs: 1gProtein: 4gFat: 6gFiber: 2g
Keyword Bread

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