Garden Harvest Quick Bread

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by curvy

This 2008 Cooking Light Ultimate Reader Recipe Contest winner quickly became one of my baking main-stays. Often I'll double the batch and freeze the extra loaf. I've adapted Jennifer Dunklee's original recipe by adding whole wheat flour, nutmeg and cloves while decreasing cinnamon and maintaining apple skin. You can find the original thanks to internetnut; just search for "Garden Harvest Cake".

Top Review by Nikoma

Love the low amount of oil in this recipe! You could never tell. I used soy milk with a touch of ac vin for the buttermilk with no problem. Really yummy loaf! I'll make this one again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine flours and next five ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl until dry ingredients are well blended.
  3. In a separate small bowl whisk together canola oil, buttermilk and eggs. (Kitchen tip: sour milk can substitute for buttermilk. Milk can be soured by adding a small dash of vinegar to a bit less than 1/4 milk. Let milk sour for a few minutes before mixing into wet ingredients.).
  4. Add wet mixture to dry mixture, stirring until moist. Fold in grated apple, zucchini and carrots and walnuts, mixing until evenly distributed throughout batter.
  5. Pour batter into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a