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Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread

A top down view of a loaf of Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread cut into slices.

This Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread is moist and full of delicious fall harvest fruit and vegetables.  This recipe makes 2 loaves, so you can enjoy one now and freeze one for later!

This time of year makes me want to make all the things!  Loaves, pickles, pies, cakes, stews, pastas…everything.  There’s just something about fall that inspires me to get into the kitchen to cook and bake.  It feels comforting and the results are delicious.

A top down view of a loaf of Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread cut into slices.

Bake, don’t waste!

After a big farmers’ market shopping spree, I made a batch of these Carrot Zucchini Apple Breads.  With so much produce around, sometimes I struggle with using it all up…I hate food waste so I like to get creative.  And these loaves are a result of that!  So if you have a tonne of carrots, apple and zucchini around, these are a great way to use some of them up.

A top down view of a loaf of Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread cut into slices.

Carrot + Zucchini + Apple = Delicious!

The base for this recipe is my tried-and-true Best Ever Zucchini Bread which is a family favourite!  And I just knew that recipe would work perfectly for this Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread.  I basically replaced half of the zucchini with shredded apples and fresh farm carrots.  The combination is perfection!

A front view of a loaf of Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread cut into slices.

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This bread is tender, moist and perfectly cinnamon-y, with specks of zucchini, carrot and apple baked in.  Delicious.

A top down view of a loaf of Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread cut into slices.

Batch baking is the best!

The reward for your efforts in making this recipe is 2 loaves!  So you can enjoy one right away, and you can freeze one for later.  That’s a win in my books! I love being able to stock my freezer for the upcoming winter months.

A top down view of a loaf of Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread cut into slices.

Recipe Tips:

  • Pan Size:  I use standard loaf pans for these loaves (1 lb. Pan: 8″ x 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ high)
  • As the shredded zucchini, apple and carrot mixture sits, you will notice that there will be moisture.  Lightly squeeze out the moisture before adding it to the batter.
  • These loaves freeze well.
  • Make sure to line your loaf pans with parchment or wax paper.
  • Allow the loaves to rest for at least 1 hour before eating.
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Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x

Description

This Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread is moist and full of delicious fall harvest fruit and vegetables.  This recipe makes 2 loaves, so you can enjoy one now and freeze one for later.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 small sized zucchini)
  • 2 small apples, shredded
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Prepare 2 baking pans by lining them with parchment paper.
  3. Shred 2 the zucchini, apple and carrots. Set aside.
  4. Using a mixer combine the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla, until smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix gently.
  7. Now it’s time to add the shredded zucchini, apples and carrots.  You will notice that as this mixture has had time to sit, that there will be moisture.  Lightly squeeze out the moisture before adding it to the batter.
  8. Pour the batter evenly between the 2 baking pans.
  9. Bake for about 1 1/4 hours.  The cakes are done when a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  • Category: Loaf
  • Method: Baking

Keywords: zucchini loaf

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