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Healthy Carrot Zucchini Bread

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This healthy carrot zucchini bread recipe is such a delicious snack full of veggies and flavor. Bananas give it extra sweetness.

This healthy carrot zucchini bread recipe is such a delicious snack full of veggies and flavor. Bananas give it extra sweetness.

The volume of carrots and zucchini that I’ve been bringing home from my farm share is getting to be overwhelming. My kids are especially hesitant around zucchini, so when in doubt, I bake it into a snack. Chocolate zucchini cake is a popular option.

This healthy carrot zucchini bread with banana is another delicious snack recipe full of veggie goodness.

This healthy carrot zucchini bread is so easy to make!

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Bread Tips

The cinnamon and vanilla extract add a great flavor to this recipe. You could also include a bit of nutmeg.

I use a cup and a half of each grated vegetable, but you could easily add a little more zucchini, carrots, or a combination.

The recipe calls for white whole wheat flour. Gluten-free flour works well in this recipe, too.

This healthy carrot zucchini bread freezes well, so I put the cooled second loaf right in the freezer and save it for a week when I’m short on time.

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Bread

This healthy carrot zucchini bread recipe is such a delicious snack full of veggies and flavor. ($.30 per serving)
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:50 mins
Total Time:1 hr

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 medium banana mashed
  • 2/3 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots

Instructions

  • Grease 2 8x4 inch loaf pans and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, syrup, banana, melted butter or oil, water, and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine evenly.
  • Stir in the grated zucchini and carrots.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 2 loaf pans.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaves comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1851IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 20
Calories: 189kcal

Carrot Zucchini Banana Bread Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $6.00, or $.30 per slice. If you’re looking for a way to add some extra vegetables to your snacks, try this delicious, healthy carrot zucchini bread recipe.

14 Comments

  1. You’ve done it again! Just what I needed for the zucchini in my garden. I’ve made this three times and it is AMAZING! I add a little nutmeg, one grated apple (without reducing the veggies), and use 1/3 cup maple syrup. Thanks for another fabulous recipe I can feel good about enjoying!

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know, Kate! I’m glad you like it. The garden zucchini supply can sure get overwhelming. 🙂

  2. Yum. I made this yesterday and my toddlers are eating it up! I actually had a bit of canned pumpkin left and used that in place of the banana. Delicious! (The only think I thought of is it might be a bit less sweet as bananas often add sweetness.)

    1. I’m glad it worked, and it’s good to know it was sweet enough without the banana. I like getting things just barely sweet enough, especially when little ones are eating it. I’m glad your toddlers approve!

      1. I actually also used half the amount of maple syrup. I’m trying to curb my sweet tooth and not even get my kids started. 🙂 I was a bit surprised that it wasn’t completely bland with using such small amount of sweetener (would have spread a bit of honey on each slice if it had been), but it is good!

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