Carrot Apple Zucchini Bread

"Bread recipe is incredibly moist and flavorful! Vibrant colors from the carrot, apple, and zucchini makes this quick bread irresistible!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
2 Loaves




  • Bread:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans. Line with parchment paper and set aside. (I use the baking spray with flour in it.).
  • Place zucchini in a large kitchen towel. Bring up the four corners and twist. Squeeze the towel to extract all the liquid from the zucchini, or as much as you can. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg together. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs, orange juice, and vanilla and whisk until combined.
  • Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients along with the shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, apples, and pecans.
  • Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake until golden brown, 55 to 60 minutes, or until loaves spring back when gently pressed with fingers.
  • Let cool completely before icing.
  • Cream Cheese Glaze/Frosting:

  • Cream together cream cheese and butter with a hand mixer.
  • Add in 2 cups of powdered sugar and continue mixing. Drizzle in orange juice until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Frost bread and enjoy.

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  1. I love many kind of quick breads, but this one I'm storing in my files. Love the combination of the zucchini, carrot, apple; though I used pear in place of the apple, which came out great. We opted not to use the frosting because we had just had my carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Makes for a perfect snacking cake and very moist. I will add this to my donation to my church's bake sale. I know it will go over well. Thank you Bonnie for sharing. Made it for Autumn Fever-2019.
  2. What a wonderful flavorful and moist bread!!! I made 1/2 of the recipe and kept the frosting on the side. I tried it the day I made it for breakfast and then froze slices to have in the future for breakfast or a snack. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!! Made for "For Your Consideration" tag game.


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