Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I came up with this recipe as a way to use the fresh beets I get in my CSA box. It tastes just like zucchini bread to me, but it's a pretty pink color because of the beets.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3 or 8 x 4 x 2) and set it aside.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl (except the nuts).
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and add the beet, oil, orange juice, and applesauce.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry all at once and mix until they are just combined.
  5. Fold in the chopped nuts.
  6. Pour the mixture into a prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Most Helpful

5 5

I have never liked beets. They taste like dirt to me. I tried this recipe to see if I could find a way to make beets taste good. The bread came out a beautiful pink color and was very moist. When I ate the bread plain, I could taste the beets a little. If I put a spread on the bread, I couldn't taste the beets at all. I might try boiling the beets first next time to see if that reduces some of the earthy flavor.

This is delicious! I had some light colored, Chiogga, beets that were already cooked that needed to get used up. Even though it called for raw, I took a risk and went ahead with the cooked beets and it turned out wonderfully! The lighter colored beets allowed me to call it "Zucchini Bread" to my kids. Served it to 4 kids under age 9 and all of them gobbled it up. Since I was going to call it Zucchini Bread, I added 1/2 tsp of cloves, similar to my Zucchini Bread recipe. And I threw in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips just to be sure :) Both were great additions. Thanks for a yummy way to use my beets that my kids will actually eat!

5 5

Delightful! I used a grater to grate up all my small beets with the skins still on (I took off the root tails) and ended up with 2 cups, so I doubled the recipe and was able to make 4 small loaves. They were well received by family and friends! Quite tasty! Thank you!