a sliced loaf of Paleo Zucchini Bread with lemon and poppy seeds
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Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread {Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free + Refined Sugar-Free}

This moist and fluffy paleo zucchini bread with lemon and poppy seeds is a healthy and gluten-free version of a classic lemon & poppy seed loaf cake! The mix of almond flour, arrowroot starch, and coconut flour makes for an excellent texture! 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free, paleo, zucchini bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 346 kcal
Author Marie


  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar you can also use brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil liquified
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 cups grated zucchini


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/176C degrees. Grease a standard loaf pan (approx. 9-inch x 5 inches).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flours, arrowroot, coconut sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.

  3. In another large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, lemon juice, and zest. Fold in grated zucchini. Add zucchini mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine. Once all flour is incorporated, add batter to greased loaf pan.
  4. Bake bread for 50-60 minutes or until it’s browned on the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 20-25 minutes before cutting into slices (do wait, or it will fall!)

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread {Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free + Refined Sugar-Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 270mg 11%
Potassium 265mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Vitamin C 12.3%
Calcium 15.2%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.