This recipe is my own adaptation of a zucchini bread; it’s not too sweet and gets better the day after– if you can wait! Sometimes I drizzle over the top a simple glaze of powdered sugar mixed with orange juice and a little orange zest. It sort of enhances all the flavors.
3-in-1 Fruit and Veggie Bread
Grate enough zucchini to end up with about 1 cup or so packed
1 carrot, grated
1 apple, grated
Zest of one orange
1 teaspoon vanilla plus 1 tablespoon juice from orange
2 cups flour (I use all or part whole wheat)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 plus 1 tablespoon cup plain nonfat yogurt or nonfat sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
You can always add dried fruit or blueberries or nuts. My recipes usually reflect what I have around the pantry.
Directions: Mix together all the dry ingredients, add everything else, mix until well incorporated. Fold into loaf pan. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes, check often so it doesn’t become too brown.
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This sounds so good! I love zucchini bread, can’t wait to try this version 🙂
Let me know how you like it! You can add anything too, next time I’m going to slip some chopped kale in and use my hub as a test case. ha ha
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 7:33 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
I might try your recipe this weekend…it sounds delicious! I am also going to pass it along to my daughter.
It’s good to bake and freeze to have on hand when you need it. Thank you!
Thanks for sharing this recipe, it sounds really yummy! Since I have all the ingredients on hand, I think this will be my Sunday dessert. It’s already fall/winter stormy up here in Seattle, so baking is an absolute must every week:)
You must let me know how it turns out and thank you for visiting my blog! I think it would be wonderful with cup of ginger tea, or anything to keep you warm up there! My hub’s in Seattle all the time, but so far I’ve never been able to join him.
I made a loaf as well as a dozen muffins, and as soon as the muffins came out of the oven my husband, son-in-law, two daughters, and son descended on them! My husband wondered if I made them!?! They just came out of the oven, didn’t they? I glazed the loaf, and it is already half devoured too…definitely a hit:)
I am so happy the recipe is a hit with your family! It’s so nice to be able to serve good food that tastes good too! Thank you for sharing.
On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
Gorgeous and it makes me so hungry. I love your idea of chopped kale. That’s original and probably yummy.
If there’s any way to sneak in extra nutrition (and fool myself, too!) I think it’s a win-win. Thank you for stopping by!
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
That sounds really tasty. And I give you an A+ on presentation. All fancy and tempting looking. 🙂 I’m pretty sure I have all the necessary ingredients around, so I’m thinking I’ll try this really soon. Thanks!!
Yum yum yummy!
I’ve cut a piece for you, When ya coming by?
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
I wish I lived closer so I could bring over a bottle of wine and eat your bread!
You MUST come for a visit, you really need to start planning now! Going to pick up my new CH-ild tomorrow, can’t wait!!!
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
OH I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I really do want to come one day very soon. I can’t imagine all of the fun to be had by us!
We’d have crazy fun that’s for sure!
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
I will be there one day. Mark my words!
Tick tock, chicka 🙂
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
SLURP!!!!! That looks delish! Love the idea of packing a yummy bread with a ton of vitamins!!
I think it will balance the bottle of champs I’m going to drink tonight! It is nice to eat something healthy that tastes good too!
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
Here’s my problem. I looked at that delicate little slice you served yourself and had a deluded moment where I thought I could just stop at that one little slice. Who am I kidding? I’m an entire loaf kinda gal.
Girl, that photo was for the post; the slice I really ate was half the loaf, and I’m not kidding. It’s not quite chocolate lava cake, but it’s still satisfying, just not quite as decadent. The truth is no way I can stop at a little piece…now you know my secret!
Shannon better leave the other half for me!
Well? Did you get the other half and how did you like it???
Have passed this on to my baker, aka my husband, John. 🙂
Wonderful! Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by.
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 8:44 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
I made this tonight, great tasting dessert. Thanks.
That is wonderful! I’m glad it was a success for you.