Carrot Zucchini Bread

Carrot Zucchini Bread

If you like carrot cake or zucchini cake you’ll definitely want to try this recipe. I don’t post bread recipes very often, but that should change because this bread tastes like cake! It’s a little bit denser than a carrot cake and not quite as sweet, but it tastes just as incredible.

This bread has such a soft and moist crumb thanks to all the moisture from the shredded carrots and zucchini. It also has just the right amount of sweetness and the perfect touch of cinnamon. If you want to splurge a little then I’d recommend going for the frosted topping and finishing it off with chopped pecans. When you can top it with frosting, why not (that could be a dangerous thought for me – who knows how far I could take that :))? I love the sweet, creamy, fluffiness frosting offers. It just makes it extra special, because it isn’t often you get a loaf of bread covered with a layer of cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 6 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded, peeled carrots (from about 3 medium carrots)
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded zucchini (from about 2 small zucchini)
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy