Saturday, March 5, 2011

Zucchini Apple Bread

makes 2 loaves

This bread is sweet, slightly spicy, and the perfect texture!  I doubled the batch and made 4 loaves and all were devoured in as many days!  Feel free to get creative and add in whatever you have on hand.


1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
1 1/2 cups grated apples
2 cups sugar (I used sucanat)
3/4 cup oil (canola, coconut, etc)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour (spelt, whole wheat, all-purpose)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg (freshly grated is best)
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips, carob chips, walnuts, dried cranberries, etc

Preheat the oven to 350 degree.  Grease 2, 8 inch loaf pans.  You can also make these into muffins, just shorten the baking time.

Beat together, sugar, oil, vanilla, eggs, zucchini and apples until well combined.  Sift together dry ingredients and add to zucchini mixture.  Stir just to combine, do not over mix, or you will get a really dense bread.  If you are adding in any chocolate chips or nuts, just fold them in carefully.

Pour into prepared pans and bake for about 50-60 minutes.  Around 50 minutes, keep a close eye on the loaf.  It is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle come out clean.  Let it cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn it out and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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