Carrot Zucchini Bread

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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This Carrot Zucchini Bread is so colorful, moist and delicious! Zucchini bread meets carrot cake in this easy and healthy breakfast recipe!

If you enjoyed this recipe, you have to try my famous Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread too!

Easy 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! 🙂

How to Make Carrot Zucchini Bread

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.

Dry ingredients for Carrot Zucchini Bread in a bowl

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

Shredded zucchini on a cutting board

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

Wet ingredients for Carrot Zucchini Bread in a mixing bowl with a whisk

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.

Shredded Carrot and Zucchini being added to batter for Carrot Zucchini Bread

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

Zucchini Carrot Bread batter in a loaf pan

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

A loaf of Carrot Zucchini Bread with a couple slices stacked up

and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

A loaf of Carrot Zucchini Bread with a couple slices stacked up

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

Top view of a loaf of Zucchini Carrot Bread

{recipe adapted from Alida’s Kitchen}  

Image of a Loaf of Carrot Zucchini Bread

Carrot Zucchini Bread

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 1 hour
  • yield Yield: 1 loaf {12 slices} 1x
  • category Category: Breakfast
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This Carrot Zucchini Bread is so colorful, moist and delicious! Zucchini bread meets carrot cake in this easy and healthy breakfast recipe!



  • 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
  • 1 3/4 cup of grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup of grated carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce
  • 1/2 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 1/2 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 8×4 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

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41 Responses
  1. Jessica A

    I’m not sure what went wrong. I follow the measurement and instruction carefully and I even drained off excess water from my shredded zucchini, but the whole loaf doesn’t bake through despite me baking it for 80 mins. I have to chuck the whole loaf away. :'(

    1. Krista

      Ohhh I’m so sorry Jessica. I’m not sure what went wrong. I’ve made this multiple times. I would try maybe less zucchini next time and see if that works.

  2. Katrina

    This Bread is beautiful, and thank you for the small amount of sugar. It has a quarter of the amount of a similar recipe, yet tastes amazing.

    1. Krista

      Hurray! So glad you liked it Katrina and you’re welcome on the reduced sugar. I almost always cut down the sugar because honestly most times it is way to sweet!

  3. Amanda

    Do you think that this bread could be baked and then put in the freezer for later this month? I think it would be a nice change to the usual Christmas baking. Thanks!

    1. Krista

      Yeah I think so. I would just let the bread cool and then wrap it with plastic wrap and/or tin foil to make sure it keeps. 🙂 Great thinking on trying to get ahead on the christmas baking!

  4. Caro

    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!

    1. Krista

      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!

  5. Wendy

    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!

  6. Fitness News

    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!

  7. Yvette Batie

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

  8. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    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. 🙂

    1. Krista

      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.

  9. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

    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.

    1. Krista

      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. 🙂

  10. Laura @ The Rookie Cook

    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!!

    1. Krista

      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. 🙂

  11. Esther

    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!

    1. Krista

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

  12. Alida

    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!

    1. Krista

      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.

  13. Tahnycooks

    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!

      1. tahnycooks

        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!

        1. Krista

          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! 🙂

  14. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    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!

    1. Krista

      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!

  15. Min

    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..

    1. Krista

      🙂 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!

    1. Krista

      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}

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