This One-Bowl Zucchini Carrot Bread is healthy quick bread that’s moist and flavorful. This Carrot Zucchini Bread makes two delicious loaves.
Healthy, Delicious Zucchini Carrot Bread
It’s safe to say that last summer our yard was in the saddest shape it’s ever been in.
After the frost of last spring, we discovered our lawn struggling hard amidst sneaky weeds. We promptly took care of the weeds, but that left a sad, patchy lawn that took forever to grow back in. In part, alltheboys of the neighborhood frequently round up on our lawn for hyper games of soccer. So glad we don’t have yard contests around here 😉
However. Our humble little veggie garden blew up into an explosion of herbs and squash.
I’m not talking about normal or even large-sized squash. Our zucchini did The Hulk thing. Like, one day they were just innocent budding blossoms and when we turned around, they exploded into hulk-sized squash approximately 10x bigger than zukes any of us have ever seen. It’s laughable, really.
After giving away herbs and squash to neighbors (and watching their disbelief) we still had more zucchini than we could polish off.
My choices were to freeze the zucchini or bake with them. I decided on both. Healthy Quick Bread, here we come.
How to Make Healthy, Moist Zucchini Carrot Bread
For zucchini carrot bread that’s secretly teeming with vegetables the kids will devour, we use a combo of finely grated and coarsely grated veggies.
Grating tip: if you want less visible veggies in your finished loaves, go with finely grated. If you prefer a bold pop of orange and green in your baked bread, go with coarsely grated.
It doesn’t affect the flavor, whichever grate size you use. It’s mostly an aesthetic choice.
We use white-whole-wheat flour, which is just whole wheat flour that is milder and lighter than usual. You can use half wheat/half all-purpose, or stick with all-purpose.
This Zucchini Carrot Bread is ultra satisfying, tender, and flavorful with mouthwatering spices. Cinnamon + ginger + nutmeg = Yum.
This Zucchini Carrot Bread is on our healthy-ish list, as it’s baked with olive oil and applesauce. It’s on the top of my must-eat healthy quick bread recipes.
I pretty much always use extra-virgin olive oil in my baking and it doesn’t end up olivey tasting at all. Feel free to use coconut oil, canola oil, or other oil if you wish.
This feel-good zucchini carrot bread ensures you’re getting a nice dose of healthy veggies in each loaf. Add optional nuts for extra protein, if you like.
You could forgo the crazy-good cream cheese drizzle and take this bread from healthy-ish to legit healthy.
Obviously, I didn’t do that this time. We 💗 this cream cheese frosting, which undoubtedly elevates this bread’s irresistibility factor.
May we humbly suggest you do the same 😇