Carrot Zucchini Bread

by Krista on August 14, 2013 · 41 comments

Carrot Zucchini Bread

Mike and I leave for Mexico in a month in a half for our 7 Year Anniversary. I am so excited!  We are actually going back to the same place we went for our Honeymoon, it was an all-inclusive and absolutely amazing!  To get our bodies “beach ready” both Mike and I have committed to doing crazy workout videos from now till our vacation.  I am doing the Brazilian Buff Lift video {come on ladies, who doesn’t want a good looking butt!} and Mike is doing Insanity.  All I have to say is … HOLY COW are my thighs and butt sore!!! My 20 something year old body is walking like a grandma, it’s ridiculous.  Have any of you done one of these workouts yet?

Along with working out, obviously you need to eat right or the workouts are for naught. With all the Zucchini Recipes I have seen on Pinterest lately and from other bloggers I was starting to feel left out.  In order to fit in with the “cool crowd” I decided to make this easy Carrot Zucchini Bread.  There is nothing better than a good zucchini bread, it is definitely one of my favorites even oven banana bread.  Ok, maybe there is one thing better… Carrot Zucchini Bread!  It’s like Carrot Cake and Zucchini Bread combine to form one superhero bread… but healthier!  It’s awesome! :)

To get started, preheat oven to 350º.  In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. Set aside.

Zucchini Carrot Bread 4Grate 1 3/4 cups of zucchini and 1/2 cup of carrot. Set aside.

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In a large bowl, mix 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of applesauce until well blended.

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Next, add in the 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Whisk until combined. Add grated zucchini and carrots, stirring until combined.

Zucchini Carrot Bread 7Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture until just combined.  Pour mixture into prepared greased loaf 8×4 pan.

Zucchini Carrot Bread 8Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

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and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

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This a great grab and go breakfast for those running late school morning or a mid afternoon snack.

Zucchini Carrot Bread #zucchinibread #breakfastbread #zucchini

{recipe adapted from Alida’s Kitchen}  

Carrot Zucchini Bread
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Recipe type: Bread & Dough, Breakfast
Serves: 1 loaf {12 slices}
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1¾ cup of grated zucchini
  • ½ cup of grated carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of applesauce
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. In a small bowl, mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. Grate zucchini and carrots. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix 2 eggs and ½ cup of applesauce until well blended.
  5. Next, add in the brown sugar and vanilla. Whisk until combined. Add grated zucchini and carrots, stirring until combined.
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture until just combined. Pour mixture into prepared greased loaf 8x4 pan.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Let pan cool for 5-10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
recipe adapted from Alida's Kitchen


{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Gina August 14, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Fabulous!!!! I’m always looking for a new breakfast bread.


Krista August 14, 2013 at 2:16 PM

It’s delicious and not overly sweet, which is perfect in the morning! :) Plus, you’ve already had your vegetables.


Kristina @ Love & Zest August 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Looks good! I need to make zucchini bread soon! Mouth watering.


Krista August 14, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Thanks Kristina, I was dying for some zucchini bread. Especially with all the zucchini posts on pinterest as of late. :) SO wish I had a big fun garden. {big frown face}


marcie August 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM

This sounds terrific! I love zucchini bread and carrot cake, so this is like a two in one. :)


Krista August 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

I know right, nothing better than a two for one deal. :)


Min August 14, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Hehe me and my husband do the same thing – work out like crazy right before leaving for a trip..And yes, I want a nice butt..def could use some help in that department. Always. I have tons of zucchini on hand so this bread sounds fabulous! I wonder if it freezes well..


Krista August 14, 2013 at 2:09 PM

:) Well, I was working out before this. I would just go to the gym lift and do cardio. But, since we are going to be in swimsuits I thought a specified workout would be better! Thats a great question, I’m not sure if it freezes well. I will have to try it and let you know. :) Thanks for stopping by Min, your blogs looking awesome lately!


Happy Valley Chow August 14, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Wow that looks wonderful! Great recipe :)

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow


Krista August 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM

It tasted wonderful too! :) Thanks Eric!


Julie @ This Gal Cooks August 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

That will be so much fun, Krista! I hope you have a good time. I haven’t tried any of the insanity workouts but I keep saying I am going to. It’s nice to change things up!

Love this zucchini bread. Pinned!


Krista August 15, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I know, I seriously can’t wait. This place is incredible! Until then, I will have to suffer through my workouts, way intense. Although, I will say, insanity is truly insane. Major props to the hubbie for doing it! :) Thanks for stopping by and pinning!


Tahnycooks August 15, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I’m a fitness instructor and Insantity is probably one of the hardest work out’s you can do! Keep at it though, you’ll be pleased with the results! And, I love that you made a healthy style zucchini bread! Yum-o!


Krista August 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM

It is totally crazy.. even the people in the video have to stop because they are dying! What classes do you teach Tahny?


tahnycooks August 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

I teach Spin, Pilates, Body Pump and a training class called, Learn to Run Your 1st 5k or Marathon.

When I go to the gym all we ever talk about is food! I am a caterer too, so I tease my clients that being a caterer and a fitness instructor is job security for me…I make them fat, than I have to whip them in shape, it’s a never ending vicious cycle!

But, I do love to share great healthy YET yummy recipes with them all at the gym so this zucchini bread fits perfect to share!


Krista August 15, 2013 at 8:07 PM

hahaah.. that’s awesome most definitely job security! Sounds like you are one busy lady! Very impressive! Can’t wait to see some of your yummy catering dishes on the blog! :)


Alida August 15, 2013 at 7:17 PM

You will have to report back about the workouts. I’ve been intrigued by those, as well as P90X. They sound fun and like they produce good results! Perfect for getting beach ready! :)

I’m glad you liked this recipe. Yours looks so good!


Krista August 15, 2013 at 7:58 PM

You were the brains behind the bread, I just altered it! :) It was delicious. As far as the workout, I’m only on day 4. I had been working out prior and consider myself in good shape, but man… they are definitely intense.


Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour August 15, 2013 at 7:49 PM

What a great way to use up all of my extra zucchini- looks great!


Krista August 15, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Absolutely, get at it girl! :) I hope you enjoy it!


Esther August 16, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Looks so yummy!!! Similar to how I make some zucchini muffins, although I add a few (or a lot) of chocolate chips… ;)
Hope your workouts are going great!


Krista August 17, 2013 at 2:40 PM

oh… I might do that next time. Chocolate Chips make anything {ok… everything} better! :) They are going well so far.. but definitely still sore.


Laura @ The Rookie Cook August 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Yum, this bread looks delicious! I love how you healthified it.
Kudos to you both for being so dedicated to working out before your super fun vacay – if only I were half as dedicated!!


Krista August 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM

haha.. I love that you used the word “healthified”. :) Well, we are only on week 1 the true test will be week 2. But as long as I see beaches in my future I will be on it. You can so do it too Laura, you’re dedicated with your blog so I know you have it in you. :)


Heather @ Sugar Dish Me August 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Ohhh mah gah girl. We did Insanity last summer. It is bananas. But WAY less annoying than the P-90X guy. I can’t listen to that dude talk for any minutes, much less an hour and a half. Insanity will shave off the pounds FOR SERIOUS. This bread looks beautiful!! I love carrot bread and zucchini bread and I’m sure the combination is dreamy! The great news about crazy workouts is that you can have delicious bread and not feel the slightest bit guilty.


Krista August 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

haha.. You are so right. The p90x guy is just annoying. Plus, in this one you can actually the people struggling to do the exercises so it makes you feel better. {kinda like your not a wimp or not alone} Looking forward to the outcome in a month. :) Thanks for the encouragement and the sweet comments about the carrot zucchini bread. :)


Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner August 19, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I love zucchini bread but I’ve never thought to add carrots. Awesome idea! It’s great for any time of the year but as we approach days where good fruit isn’t easily available this will be the perfect bread to whip up. :)


Krista August 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Thanks so much Tina, the combination of the zucchini and the carrots is awesome.. its like carrot cake meets zucchini bread. :) Thanks for stopping by Tina.


Yvette Batie November 9, 2013 at 8:46 AM

This sounds absolutely delicious. Can you send mother nutritional breakdown because we have a holiday challenge going on at work to host healthy meals.


Fitness News January 13, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Hola! I’ve been following your website for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead
and give you a shout out from Kingwood Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic work!


Krista January 14, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Ahh.. awesome! Thanks so much, so glad to have you! Yeah for Texas folk! :)


Wendy March 2, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Just made this recipe into muffins – my 3 year old loved them! I didn’t have any applesauce so I subbed with coconut oil. Yum!


Krista March 2, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Oh… great idea Wendy and loved that you used coconut oil. I bet they were super moist! :) YUM!


Caro March 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Stumbled upon this recipe cuz i had a zucchini and 2 carrots in my fridge. It wasn’t enough for the recipe so I added an apple also. It turned out great for such an healthy recipe. The only thing I’d change is next time I’ll add chopped nuts. Thanks for this great recipe!


Krista March 10, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Awesome Caro! So glad you found this to do, the addition of the apples sounds fantastic and if you add the nuts this almost turns into a “morning glory” bread which are just amazing! Have you ever had morning glory muffins before? If not, you so need to look up the recipe, you would love them! :) Thanks for stopping by and letting me know the yummy results! Have a great rest of the day!


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