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zucchini carrot bread

Cooking recipes that I ate growing up is so nostalgic. Zucchini Carrot Bread is a recipe that my mother cooked every single year for our first day of school  (which was always the Tuesday after Labor Day). The zucchini is abundant at this time of year and the orange and green specs throughout this bread scream Fall. While I no longer have a first day of school to attend in September (for some time now), that doesn't mean I can't whip up a loaf (or four) of this amazing bread.



What you'll need... 
2 medium zucchini (about 1 lb)
2 large carrots (about 1/4 lb)
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

What to do...
Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour the bottom of a 9" by 5" loaf pan or four mini loaf pans.
In a food processor, or by hand, shred zucchini and carrots (you should have about 4 cups of shredded vegetables). Set aside.
In large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until blended. In another bowl combine flour salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Gently fold dry ingredients into egg mixture, stirring until combined (batter will be thick). Add zucchini-carrot mixture, stir until just combined.
Turn batter into prepared pans. Bake larger pan 1 hour 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with a few moist crumbs (bake mini loaves for about 40 minutes). Transfer pans to wire rack and let cool for about 15 minutes.
Let cool completely before slicing -- good luck with that one.

{Leftover loaves ready for friends and co-workers}

15 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I *just* pinned a photo of carrot & zucchini bread on Pinterest and was so excited to make it!
    looks delicious!
    xx

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  2. I totally wish I had zucchini and carrots so I could make this right now! I love the spreader you have- so cute!

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  3. Looks amazing! Zucchini bread is one of my favorite baked goods!

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  4. You have no idea how many zucchini and carrots I have in my garden right now. I could seriously mass produce this bread right now. I'm going to give it a try and if it's good (sure looks good)I'll make a loaf for everyone I know! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  5. Well, I know the next thing I'll be baking! Yum!

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  6. mmmm sounds tasty! did you use the kitchen aid mixer for this one?! :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  7. Looks yummy and the packaging is super pretty!

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  8. This sounds so yummy! I would have never thought to mix the two but now I can't wait to try it out!

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  9. Such a delicious recipe! I don't think I can package it as pretty as in the picture though! xoxoxoo

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  10. How did I miss this recipe? Looks great!

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  11. Yum! This all looks really delicious!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  12. DELISH!!! bookmarking this recipe per usual!

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  13. Yummy! Looks amazing. And I absolutely love your little wrap job! :)

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