Looking for a sweet and healthy treat to start your day? Well, this Pecan Carrot Zucchini Bread is everything that you’re looking for. It’s simple to make, sweet, healthy and leaves your kitchen smelling like a crisp fall day. It will only take a few ingredients to make this deliciously healthy bread and this type of recipe is yet another great way to get the kids involved. Now, I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
PECAN CARROT ZUCCHINI BREAD
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- A dash of freshly ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 Tbsp applesauce (or 1 kids pouch)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 medium/large zucchini, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
- 3/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 Tbsp all purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prep loaf pan by using unsalted butter and rubbing it thoroughly throughout the pan; dust buttered pan with 1 1/2 Tbsp of flour and dump any extra flour. This will prevent the loaf from sticking to the pan.
- Shred zucchini and carrots in a large bowl and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl sift flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg together to make sure all dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
- In a smaller mixing bowl add white and brown sugar, eggs, oil, applesauce, and vanilla extract; mix thoroughly.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and mix together for about 1 minute or until thoroughly mixed.
- Fold in zucchini, carrots, and pecans.
- Add to prepped loaf pan. Cook uncovered for 30 minutes. Check bread for browning. If it is the color you like place tin foil on top to prevent further browning and place back in oven for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
- Test the bread to see if it isdone by using a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the loaf pan. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack; may take about an hour.