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Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread

This Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread recipe is incredibly moist and flavorful! Vibrant colors from the carrot, zucchini, and apples makes this bread irresisitble! Sure to be a new favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot zucchini apple bread
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini unpeeled
  • 1 cup apple peeled/diced
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped (optional)

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened (I use light)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tbsp orange juice as needed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans.
  • Blend butter, sugar, egg, orange juice, and vanilla together.
  • Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg together.
  • Fold dry ingredients into wet along with carrots, zucchini, apples, and pecans.
  • Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake until golden brown, approximately 1 hour, or until loaves spring back when gently pressed with fingers.
  • Let cool before icing.

Frosting

  • Cream together cream cheese and butter. Add in powdered sugar and continue mixing. Drizzle in orange juice until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Frost bread and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 1649IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg