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Zucchini Apple Bread

A couple weekends ago I woke up extremely early (I know, surprise surprise) but 5 AM on a Saturday is unusual for me. I couldn’t fall back asleep, the dogs and John were still heavily sleeping so I got up decided I’d begin my normal weekend routine…make my chai tea, wash a few dishes, watch some recorded shows, then fall back asleep on the couch. Well I did all that but to no avail I could not fall back asleep.

Zucchini Apple Bread

So I decided to bake. Why? I have no idea! But I did. And I needed something to snack on for breakfast because my stomach was starting to growl. I was trying to decide if I should make biscuits knowing that John would love waking up to them but I wanted something else. To be honest I wanted to bake some Herbed Cheddar Stout Bread but the thought of opening up a beer that early in the morning – even though it wasn’t to drink it did not settle with me.

Zucchini Apple Bread

I wanted the combination of sweet & hearty and this zucchini apple bread was exactly what I needed! Good thing I made two loaves because by the time John got up he ended up munching on quite a few slices.

Zucchini Apple Bread

Zucchini Apple Bread

Servings 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated zucchini 2-3 medium zucchini
  • 2 apples grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Take shredded zucchini and pat dry with multiple paper towels to remove some of the moisture,
  • Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Crack 3 eggs in a bowl and whisk. Stir in oil and vanilla. Mix in zucchini and apple.
  • Combine the rest of the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add zucchini mixture to dry mix. Stir until fully incorporated.
  • Add to loaf pan and bake until toothpick comes out clean, 55 minutes to an hour.
  • Let cool for 20 minutes. Then slice and serve.

 

 

Bonnie

Saturday 27th of August 2016

I didn't have two apples, so I cut the recipe in half... Almost. I mistakenly used all the vanilla for the full recipe and I loved it that way. So next time I will make it using more vanilla than your recipe calls for. Also I didn't grate the zucchini or apple, I used the spiralizer and sort of cut the pieces smaller. The cut pieces were larger than if they had been grated, but it was fine that way. We loved the crunch of the crust and the overall taste! It is a winner!

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