Maple Zucchini Crisp

Ingredients

Zucchini

  • 5 medium zucchini (6 cups), peeled and diced into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 lemon zested (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 lemons, juiced (about ⅓ cup juice)
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground flaxseeds

Crisp Topping

  • ½ cup raw sliced almonds
  • 1 cup raw pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Optional garnish

  • ¾ cup canned coconut cream, chilled (solids only)

Method

Step 1 Maple Zucchini Crisp Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2 Maple Zucchini Crisp Healthy Recipe

Step 2

In a medium saucepan, add the diced zucchini, lemon juice, zest, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, stirring every 5 minutes until the zucchini has softened.

Step 3 Maple Zucchini Crisp Healthy Recipe

Step 3

While the zucchini is cooking, make the crisp topping. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Step 4 Maple Zucchini Crisp Healthy Recipe

Step 4

When the zucchini is ready, remove from heat and mix in the almond flour and flaxseed.

Step 5 Maple Zucchini Crisp Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Transfer the zucchini to a baking dish and bake for 40 minutes until golden and most of the liquids have evaporated.

Step 6 Maple Zucchini Crisp Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Serve warm in individual bowls, topped with the nut crisp and some coconut cream (if using).

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving (with coconut cream) Calories: 459, Total Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 125mg, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 7g, Sugars: 15g, Protein: 9g, Net Carbs: 19g

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