Happy National Zucchini Bread Day! This low carb zucchini banana bread recipe is big on taste, but not on your waist! It’s moist and delicious, and perfect for a morning breakfast on the run, or an afternoon snack. Come on in to the kitchen and I’ll show you how quick and easy this is to make!
Last May, I started on a venture to good health that I named Fit By 50. That title came about because my 50th birthday is January 30th and I wanted to lose 50 pounds by that date. I even hash tagged it… #FitBy50. I was DETERMINED to see results!
But here’s the thing… I have a nasty addiction to sugar and carbohydrates. I see bread, pasta, and potatoes in my dreams. TRUE STORY! I love them so much, I wasn’t even able to control my portion sizes without feeling deprived, so I decided to take drastic action. I started exercising for the first time in 15 years! My body retaliated and I had a bad injury in July, so then I was REALLY struggling to lose the weight.
To compensate for the lack of exercise, I decided to lower my overall intake of daily carbs, but I wasn’t about to eliminate them completely. I knew from past experience that I’d be setting myself up for disaster. That’s when I stumbled onto my baking “savior” Bob’s Red Mill Low-Carb Baking Mix
. It was the answer to my carb loving dreams! I buy it from Amazon because it’s the best deal I’ve found. (*disclosure* That link up there is an affiliate link. If you click through and make a purchase, Amazon will pay me a few pennies from your purchase, which will help keep this website running. Thank you!) It’s SUPER low in carbs (net 6 grams per 1/4 cup), so I’ve been able to substitute it in recipes that call for all-purpose flour. Like this low carb zucchini banana bread. Using the baking mix, molasses instead of sugar, and loading it up with grated zucchini and a ripe banana allows me to eat a healthy snack that’s become my new best friend for an afternoon snack. I hope you enjoy it, too!
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Low Carb Zucchini Banana Bread
Oh, and for those who followed along with my #FitBy50 progress, I turned 50 with 21 pounds left to lose. I’ve lost another 8 since then, so I continue my low carb eating, now with a focus to be fit AT 50! 🙂
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