Winter Carrot Zucchini Bread

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Winter Carrot Zucchini Bread
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 21, 2023

Enjoy the flavors of winter with this delicious and moist carrot zucchini bread. Packed with fresh carrots, zucchini, and warm spices, this bread is perfect for a cozy winter morning or as an afternoon snack. It's easy to make and freezes well, so you can enjoy it all winter long. Serve it plain or with a dollop of cream cheese frosting for an extra indulgent treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Fold in the grated carrots, zucchini, and chopped walnuts (if using).
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Carrots and zucchini are both winter vegetables that add moisture and nutrients to the bread.
  • You can replace the walnuts with other nuts or even chocolate chips for added texture and flavor.
  • This bread is a great way to use up any extra carrots and zucchini you may have.
  • Freeze individual slices of the bread for a quick and convenient breakfast or snack option.
  • Add a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top of the bread for a simple and elegant presentation.