Zucchini Loaf with Flaxseed and Walnuts

Source:   |  Category: Baking, Breakfast, Ground Flaxseed

Overwhelmed with zucchini from your garden? This moist and delicious zucchini bread is the perfect recipe to use it up!


  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 Tbsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground clove
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) full-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (500 mL) grated zucchini, squeezed of any moisture
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) chopped walnut
1 cup all-purpose flour3/4 cup ground flaxseed3/4 cup whole wheat flour1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1 Tbsp ground cinnamon1 tsp ground ginger1/2 tsp ground nutmeg1/4 tsp ground clove1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature1 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs, at room temperature1/2 cup full-fat plain yogurt1 tsp pure vanilla extract2 cups grated zucchini, squeezed of any moisture2/3 cup buttermilk3/4 cup chopped walnut


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 °F (160 °C). Lightly grease a 9- x 5-inch (22 x 12.5 cm) loaf pan and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, flaxseed, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  3. In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the yogurt and vanilla. Beat well. Stir in the grated zucchini.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, along with the buttermilk. Fold in the chopped nuts.
  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 70-80 minutes, until the middle is set and a toothpick inserted in the centre come out with just a few crumbs clinging to it. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the loaf pan. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. The loaf keeps well, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 4 days.

Yield: 1 loaf (8-10 slices).

Serving Size: 1 slices. Each serving contains 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of flax.

Nutritional Analysis

Total Fat20 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Carbohydrates42 g
Fiber5 g
Sugars23 g
Protein8 g
Sodium220 mg
Potassium303 mg

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