When you are gluten-free or grain-free it’s a challenge to find a healthy bread substitute that’s easy to make. There are lots of gluten-free breads on the market, but many are made with very starchy substitutes that have not been properly prepared. I do not like most gluten-free breads or baked goods for this reason.
While it’s fun to make grain free waffles on a lazy Sunday, when you are rushed during the week, these grain-free breakfast bars are perfect. They are great with eggs, or can stand alone, loaded with butter. You can make them ahead, wrap them in individual portions and refrigerate or freeze them. They are loaded with nutrition, simple and satisfying!
I make 2 batches of these at a time and individually wrap them and freeze them. I keep a few defrosted in the refrigerator and in the morning, I just take one out and eat with eggs for breakfast.
Here is a simple and nutritious bread substitute that is made with whole ingredients that will add nutrition, not take it away. You can slice the bar lengthwise and toast – though toasting is not necessary. Add lots of butter and eat with eggs or other protein for a satisfying meal!
The zucchini adds moisture to the bread, yet does not add an overwhelming flavor. The herbs add the flavor. Feel free to use any herbs you enjoy – and remember, everything tastes better with butter or ghee!
Herbed Zucchini Breakfast Bars
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups grated zucchini (3 – 4 medium zucchini that are seeded and peeled)
- 4 Tbsp ghee or butter (how to make ghee) (Where to buy ghee)
- 1 Tbsp raw honey (where to buy)
- ¾ cup coconut flour (where to buy coconut flour)
- 1 tsp sea salt (where to buy salt)
- 1 tsp baking soda (Aluminum free baking soda)
- 1/2 tsp granulated garlic (where to buy spices)
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried savory
- 1 tsp dried marjoram
- 9 x 13 baking pan (where to buy) (where to buy parchment paper)
- Rack for cooling
- food processor
- (where to buy a food processor)
- Pizza wheel (where to buy a pizza wheel)
3. Using the grater attachment of the food processor, grate the seeded and peeled zucchini and set aside
4. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the eggs, honey, ghee or butter and mix together
5. Add the coconut flour, salt, baking soda and spices and mix together. After mixing, the batter should be somewhat stiff
6. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and pour in the grated zucchini and mix by hand
7. Pour the batter into a well oiled loaf pan that is lined with parchment paper that is oiled on both sides and bake at 325 for 30 minutes
9. When finished, cool on a rack then use a pizza wheel to cut three across and three down, then wrap in wax paper and refrigerate or freeze
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 – 30 minutes
Yield: 9 Bars