Happiness is a Fruit + Veggie Bread Recipe: Zucchini, Carrot, and Apple

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.

All ready for the captain’s homecoming!

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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29 thoughts on “Happiness is a Fruit + Veggie Bread Recipe: Zucchini, Carrot, and Apple

  1. 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:)

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  2. 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!!

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  3. 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.

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