GF Zucchini Carrot Bread

Zucchini carrot loafChickpea flour is readily available in health food shops, along with Indian, Italian and French grocers. It is also known as besan, chana flour, gram flour, cici flour and garbanzo bean flour. A good news is it is totally gluten-free and a fantastic substitute for wheat flour. Not done yet! Nutritionally better, as well. It has fewer calories and carbs than either whole-wheat or all-purpose white flour, yet it’s a better source of protein. Chickpea flour has double the amount of protein than whole-wheat flour and six times more than all-purpose flour. It’s an excellent source of folate, containing seven times more folate than whole-wheat flour. It even has more folate than enriched all-purpose flour. It also provides vitamin B-6, iron, magnesium and potassium. Only downfall of using chickpea flour is that cake or bread gets quite dense and it can leave a pasty taste when undercooked. So to solve that problem, I like mixing up with coconut flour or almond flour and slightly overcook to be safe. I added grated carrots and zucchini in this recipe to make the light savoury bread and served with a cashew cream cheese. It is great for on-the-go breakfast and afternoon snack.


3/4 chickpea flour
1/2 coconut flour
3 eggs
1/2 cup natural yogurt
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup zucchini noodles
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt

Lightly beat eggs in a large bowl. Add yogurt and whisk again. Add all other ingredients into a bowl and stir well to combine. Pour the mixture into a baking tin and bake in the preheated oven (180) for 45-50 minutes until cooked. Take it out of the oven and let it cook in a tin. Serve with cashew cream cheese.

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