Monday, September 29, 2014

Zucchini Carrot Apple Pecan Bread

I recently came across this recipe on pinterest and just knew I had to try it! I made a few modifications and halved the recipe because we really don't need to be eating two whole loaves of bread, but you can always double it back up if you want.

Ingredients:

Half a cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1/8th cup of orange juice
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice (Or any combination of spices really!)
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 cup of shredded zuccini
1 half cup of diced apple
1 half cup of chopped pecans



Shred the zucchini and carrots in a food processor or with a grater, dice the apple and the pecans if needed and set aside. 

Soften the butter and cream it with the sugar, then add the egg, vanilla and orange juice.

 Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, then add them to the wet ingredients and add the veggies.


Once everything is mixed together, scoop it into a greased bread pan and bake at 350 until done, approximately 50 minutes.

Once it has had time to cool, slice into it an enjoy! 

I really liked this bread, the colored veggies were pretty and gave it an interesting texture and a yummy flavor! I would definitely bake this again.


Does anyone else's kitchen turn into a disaster zone when they're done baking?  I can't seem to help but make a giant mess! It's all part of the fun though.

17 comments:

  1. What fantastic beautiful photos and the bread was pretty tasty, too. My mouth was watering looking at the photos and I was wishing I had some more to nibble on right now!
    xo ♥ mom

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    1. Thanks! I wish I had some more to eat right now too!

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  2. Oh that looks good! And hearty and healthy, too. Good pictures!! And yes, things do get a little messy (especially if Im the one baking) but it all turns out well!
    -Abigail

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    1. Thanks! The messiness is all part of the fun I suppose.

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  3. Yummy, it looks very good!
    Have a great week

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  4. Looking so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  5. Oh I can just imagine how good this smells baking - I love the sound of all those ingredients together!

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    1. Thanks! It did smell wonderful baking, I couldn't wait for it to be done!

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  6. I've learned to work neat and clean over the years, mostly from lack of space... but that doesn't keep the dishes from piling up in the sink!

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    1. Oh yeah, it's depressing how fast dishes pile up in the sink!

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  7. Looks delicious ;) I will love to try this recipe for sure!
    Have a wonderful day today <3

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  8. I love bread with chunks of stuff inside - especially nuts! This bread looks so delicious!

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