Whole Wheat Zucchini or Carrot Bread
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- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
1 9" loaf
- 1 1⁄2 cups zucchini or 1 1/2 cups carrots, grated
- 1⁄2 cup oil or 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup honey or 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup nuts, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Beat together oil and honey, then add eggs, vanilla and zucchini.
- Sift dry ingredients and add to zucchini mixture.
- Add nuts last.
- Bake in a greased 9" loaf pan at 350F for 45 to 60 minutes.
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I used the rest of the carrot 'leftovers' from my juicer after making carrot juice. Didn't really want to throw the 'rest' away and the result was very tasty and not over-sweet like so many recipes. Didn't quite use 1.5 cups, but a completely full (Pyrex) glass measure of the 'ground' carrots. Waste not, want not?
Great recipe! Want to try more healthy alternatives such as coconut oil, applesauce, and brainless flours like coconut or almond flour.. Made a double recipe and used up all of my juicer pulp. Kale, chard, carrot, apple, strawberry, Asian pear, kiwi, beets, and broccoli! Along with walnuts, I added about 1/4 cup of flaxseeds to round off the cup of nuts/seeds. Every one loves it! It's going fast and is great with my morning juice!
This is a great recipe. I appreciate that it is made with whole wheat flour and honey instead of refined sugar. I grated 2 medium zucchinis (should have weighed them, but forgot) and ended up with about 2 cups. I used all the zucchini, and it was just fine. Very moist. I used melted coconut oil and honey. I also used sliced dried apricots because I didn't have raisins. Wow! I'm going to do that again in a quick bread recipe. It added a lot of moisture and pockets of sweetness. Definitely making this again.
Loved this bread! I used the pulp from an orange bell pepper, 2 large carrots, 1/4 lime, an apple, 1 cup of broccoli florets, and a medium tomato, and it was absolutely delicious. Olive oil instead of butter, honey instead of sugar. This bread tastes a little like a dessert because of the amount of honey. Might want to cut back just a smidge if you don't want it sweet, but I also had a small amount of fruit in my pulp.
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In 2005 we moved into our dream home, the best part of which is 3 acres of land near a county greenway. I love the outdoors and camping, but I also love cooking. My favorite cookbook is Betty Crockers 2nd edition. It was a wedding present for my mom in 1956 and the cookbook I grew up with. I found one for me and each of my siblings on eBay. I have always wanted a home that I can invite people to. We love having people over for everything from sit-down dinners to roasted marshmallows around a bonfire.