Gluten-Free Zucchini Noodle Banana Bread + 4 Year Blogiversary

Gluten-Free Zucchini Noodle Banana Bread

Today is Inspiralized’s four year anniversary/blogiversary!! And we’re celebrating with zoodle bread!

Four years ago today, I started Inspiralized. The morning of this day, I walked with Lu as he went to work and I stopped off at a coffee shop on the way, opened up my laptop, and started from scratch.

It’s surreal to think of what all has happened since that day four years ago, but everyday I wake up feeling blessed, grateful, and excited about what the future holds! I couldn’t be happier bringing you spiralized inspiration every day, and I can’t wait to bring you on this journey for as long as you’ll join me!

You can read more about the Inspiralized story here, but since then, so much has happened. Here are the biggest highlights:

Aside from that, I got engaged, married, and pregnant! Talk about a fabulous four years. I don’t know how I’m going to top them!

Gluten-Free Zucchini Noodle Banana Bread

I literally pinch myself every day, and I never take a day for granted. Building my dream career and life has given me so much perspective and really taught me that we should be thankful for the life and opportunities we are given – and make the most of them!

NOW, to celebrate this four-year blogiversary (is that even a word?!), I’m sharing a recipe for this gluten-free Zucchini Noodle Banana Bread, using Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour! It’s the perfect healthy weeknight treat – or amazing for a morning breakfast, with a little drizzle of nut butter!

Gluten-Free Zucchini Noodle Banana Bread

And what better way to celebrate my blogiversary than by using Bob’s Red Mill products, a brand that has supported Inspiralized from day one?! Bob’s is all about “Fuel Your Awesome” – enjoying your summer and keeping happy and healthy by fueling yourself with quick and easy meals!

This banana bread fits the “Fuel Your Awesome” theme – it’s easy to make and saves well, so you can fuel yourself all week long. I love to have it as breakfast, with a little drizzle of almond, peanut or sunflower butter. It’s great as a quick breakfast grab – or even after a workout, to refuel with potassium from the bananas and protein from the nuts, egg and coconut flour! This flour is high in fiber, perfect for feeling satisfied longer – and aiding in digestion!

Note: This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions are my own, always. Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for supporting Inspiralized! 

Blogiversary giveaway

Also in celebration, I’m doing a big giveaway! THREE winners will each win the following:

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To enter to win, all you need to do is comment on this blog post with your FAVORITE thing about Inspiralized! Perhaps it’s a recipe, a social media channel, something you love about spiralizing in general, or perhaps it’s the Inspiralized Facebook Community. You can also get extra points for following Inspiralized on social, just use the widget below to enter- giveaway open to US residents only, ends at 5pm EST on Friday, June 30:

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 11 points (with walnuts) 9 points (without walnuts)

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

Serves 1 loaf, about 8 slices

Gluten-Free Zucchini Noodle Banana Bread + 4 Year Blogiversary

15 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups coconut flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 medium zucchini, Blade D, noodles chopped
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk + more if needed
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 banana, halved lengthwise

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray (preferably coconut oil spray) and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add in the coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In another medium bowl, mix the eggs, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond milk, coconut oil and banana together.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir well until smooth. Add the zucchini and stir to combine. Fold in the walnuts and stir again.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and place down the banana halves, pressing into the batter slightly. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when you pierce the center of the loaf.
  6. Remove the loaf from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and service.

Notes

Per serving without walnuts (1 out of 8) - Calories: 207, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Carbs: 26g, Fiber: 9g, Sugars: 12g, Protein: 6g, Sodium: 381mg

Per serving with walnuts (1 out of 8) - Calories: 282, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Carbs: 28g, Fiber: 9g, Sugars: 12g, Protein: 8g, Sodium: 381mg

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Comments

  1. Bethany ramirez :
    Favorite thing is being able to incorporate more vegetables in my diet in a fun and creative way. Mealtime is never boring and I've developed the confidence to venture out and try things outside of my comfort zone.
  2. My favorite thing is being shown the variety of things that can be spiralized! I used to only do zucchini, but now I have so many more options.
  3. Corinne Burstein :
    I love Inspiralized and have been following the blog as well as Instagram pages for years now! Inspiralized is what got me into spiralizing vegetables, and has given me a love of vegetables that I didn't know how to love before. I have begun a much healthier lifestyle with the many recipes I've used from this page, and have gotten my roommates and friends into the spiralizing lifestyle as well! I have loved recipes from the Carrot Hot Dogs (a personal favorite - especially when you had to acknowledge some not-quite-so-nice comments so graciously) to the most recent exploration with the buffalo chicken zoodles and ELOTE ZOODLES - bringing my favorite food to a healthier alternative. Being able to work these recipes into a busy lifestyle and Weight Watchers diet is so helpful! Thank you for sharing so many amazing recipes and sharing your passion for food with us!!
  4. My favorite thing is Zucchini Noodles!! The creamy avocado dressing with cilantro is amazing, I can add just about any protein choice to this meal and its always a hit! Thank you for always inspiralizing me with your easy and amazing recipes! Oh, and the triple chocolate protein muffins are to die for!
  5. Amanda Gardner :
    It's never been easier to incorporate veggies into my meals- it may not be an original reason but it's definitely the reason I love Inspiralized!!
  6. I love the beautiful photos that inspire and remind me that healthy eating is within reach!
  7. For many, veggies have long been regarded as dinner’s sidepiece. That is, until the spiralizer made it possible and trendy to spin everything from zucchini to broccoli into the foundation of a satisfying meal! The Inspiralizer has inspired me to whip up veggie noodle-centric meals night after night!
  8. I love the great recipes and the variety of veggies used.
  9. My absolute favorite aspect of the whole shebang is Ali's recipes are always easy, delicious, healthy and family friendly!
  10. I am Italian and pasta is a staple. Really missed being able to eat it on the low carb lifestyle I'm on. With spiralized noodles, get the best of both worlds! Yummy pasta sauce and healthy veggies. I have tried some of your recipes and have never been disappointed! Especially with the roasted beet noodles, delicious! Also had a zucchini recipe with mascarpone cheese I adored. Those cookbooks would be a goldmine. Happy anniversary to inspiralized!
  11. We're currently stationed in South Korea and we cannot stress how great the Inspiralizer has been opening up our veggie and fruit intake. We love that you've built this community up and are always chatting and encouraging more creativity with incorporating heathy meals and lifestyle. There isn't a week that goes by that we aren't using your recipes word for word, or for inspiration. Thank you for being such a positive force in this world! Congratulations to you and your family with this hard earned success and of course marriage and motherhood!!! Cheers!!
  12. Favorite thing is how spiralized helped me with a low carb lifestyle. Finally loosing weight...
  13. My favorite part about Inspiralized is the variety of recipes I can find here. When I first started trying to incorporate more veggies into my meal planning, I found the blog and made about three of the recipes I found here and from that point forward.... I've been hooked!
  14. Bibi Grimaldi :
    The best thing that I like about spiralizing is that I can eat a ton, I love a lot of food, now I don't have to feel guilty about it any more and I'm loosing weight. :-D My favorite recipe at the moment is Baked Lemon Salmon with Sprialized Broccoli and Dijon Sauce (http://inspiralized.com/?s=lemon+salmon), but that keeps changing as I try new recipes from Ali and they all seem to be fantastic. Thank you Ali!!!
  15. Makes cooking fun! Congrats on 4 years!!
  16. My favorite be thing is MY KIDS LOVE IT, just the other day they were fighting over who gets to spiralize the zucchini and you know how it leaves that little piece at the end of the zucchini it looks like a worm? They always love that part, hey if kids will eat more veggies just because it's such a cool kitchen tool to use then that's an amazing product!!
  17. My favorite part of following Inspiralized is all the great recipes!
  18. I like the new fruit/ veggie you try to inspiralize
  19. Katie Cookerly-Dietrich :
    I started out by following Inspiralized because I wanted to find alternatives for pasta because I am a bit of a carbaholic. I have become motivated to eat better by the heathy spins on some of my favorite dishes, but to be honest my favorite part of Inspiralized is the woman behind it all! Ali, I think you are an incredible role model and your positive messages through your cooking bring me an immense amount of inpiraton and motivation to be better and be well. I enjoy following your journey on building your empire and as I said it is truly inspiring, or should I say inspiralizing... Thank you for all the hard work you put into your blog and all the 500 other social media platforms there are! I can tell your heart is in everything you do. ?
  20. Lynne Farrar :
    Limiting us to one thing we like about Spiralizing? Not fair! Your blog has really been helpful in finding really tasty recipes that are as creative as I like to be! The fact that you go to the trouble to investigate and post the WW points, is a bonus. A friend bought me someone else's cookbook and I couldn't even begin to understand her directions and I'm a seasoned cook, so your walking us through your blog, You Tube and your FB community has really made spiralizing fun! I know you're grateful for the adventure these last for years have been, but we are grateful you decided to go on it, head on! Thank you!
  21. I love how quick & easy spiralizing makes my meal prep! Having a diet full of fruits and veggies is a breeze! Plus...it's fun to get my whole family and my friends #inspiralized too!
  22. Scott Winchester :
    I love zucchini bread...and would Really would like to try the zucchini noodles!
  23. Kimmy Ripley :
    I am a ZOODLE ADDICT and I wish I could eat them every day. SO versatile!
  24. I love the healthy foods
  25. Elizabeth Brooks :
    These noodles sounds good
  26. I like the unique and lovely ideas! They are also very simple.
  27. I am obsessed with your blog on instagram Ali!! Love your live feeds. First thing I look at in the morning. You and Lu are so cute! Your recipes and pictures are great to follow. Love the links you add to it if you are not an experienced cook like myself. Like what coconut flour you use etc. Also, the youtube videos has helped me quite a bit. The Chicken sausage and potato recipe is great. I live in Saint Petersburg, Florida and wanted to show up at Fresh Kitchen to meet you (i promise not in a stalker way). You look so great being pregnant. You have soooo much energy!!! Thanks for being so inspiring!
  28. I'm perplexed, just made the zucchini banana bread, only thing changed in recipe is doubled the almond milk but was more like cookie dough thick and dry. Baked it came out dry and crumbly, horrible. How do we thin it out a bit to be more like bread batter and to bake up properly?
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  30. I'm getting more fresh veggies into my son and he loves spiraling the veggies. It's win-win
  31. Very creative. Congrats on your fourth year of blogiversary.
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  33. Not sure why, but this recipe didn’t turn out at all for me. So crumbly and didn’t stay together. Sounded great but it was a total fail.

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