Fruit and Veggie Bread

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Can’t believe it’s September already! Where does the time go? I mean really. I know everyone says that, but I have to say it, too. Back in the day it felt like time stood still, now I feel as though I can’t catch up.

But, as it is said out here in Macedonia, it is all good as long as we are Здрави и Живи – Healthy and Alive.

Guess what? I have another guest post for you today, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoy reading her blog. 

This delicious bread recipe comes from Katrina, author of In Katrina’s Kitchen. She is one of the most adorable, most talented, and funniest people I have ever met. Well, not really met… not in person anyways, but we might one day?! Right K? Love ya!! Thank you for being here my sweet friend! Take it away!

When Kate from Diethood asks you to do a guest post for her you just agree. I mean there was really no question as to if I had time or if I had anything worthwhile to post. Like a robot I said yes then I came back to reality and got super-nervous. THIS IS DIETHOOD! I can’t believe I’m here taking up space on her gorgeous blog. That’s the other thing- you all come here expecting Kate’s beautiful photos! Oh dear! I’m just going to close my eyes and jump right in. You tell me when it’s over, okay?!

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Hi! I’m Katrina from In Katrina’s Kitchen! I’m a wife and mom to a house full of boys who like to eat. You can usually find me baking with a baby on my hip and a Hot Wheels car in my hand. I’m so honored to be here with you today sharing this delicious Fruit and Veggie Bread. Many years ago it started out as Zucchini Bread in my recipe box. Then some things were added and others taken away and the recipe card read Carrot Zucchini Bread. The poor recipe card has been all inked up again and it now reads Fruit and Veggie Bread. So you know this recipe has been around for a while and I’m happy to bring it to you in this form today.

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It is a pretty straight forward recipe- you basically dump it all in your mixer then bake it. I have made mini loafs, 2 large loafs, muffins, and mini muffins with this recipe. Adjust the baking time to make sure that a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Baking time depends on how much liquid you drain off of the grated zucchini as well. I seed the zucchini before I use it and I would guess I am a medium drainer—it is still wet but not dripping.

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Printable Recipe Here

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups wheat flour
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup applesauce (or 1 apple cored and grated, with skin)
  • 2 cup zucchini, grated and drained
  • 1 cup carrot, grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

**You can omit the wheat flour and use 3c all-purpose flour

**You can omit the wheat germ

**You can use 1 cup canola or vegetable oil instead of applesauce

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In the bowl of your mixer combine all of the dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients one at a time and mix until well-incorporated.
  • Fill 6 mini loaf pans about 2/3 full and bake for 20-25 minutes.

**You can also make 2 large loafs (bake about 1 hour)

**Or 24 muffins (bake about 15 minutes)

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Comments

    • says

      Hi Jennifer!

      I have yet to work with GF Flour, thus I am no expert… but since this recipe is a no-knead bread recipe, I think that it shouldn’t be a problem. Keywords “I think” :) My friend Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food has lots of GF recipe to choose from… see if you can find some info on bread and gf flour. http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/

      Hope this helps!!

  1. says

    My mans full grown and I think this would be the perfect way to sneak some extra veggies into this household. If not – more for me! Great guest post Katrina!

  2. says

    Great guest post Katrina and this bread sounds delicious!! I love all of the spices, fruit, and veggies and can’t wait to try this! Its perfect for this time of year!

  3. says

    I love zucchini bread and didn’t think it could be improved upon til now. I love the applesauce and carrots in it. I will be making this very soon. Great guest post Katrina!

  4. says

    Love this healthy bread recipe & the guest post. Thanks Katrina! For each of you ladies please consider:
    Please join me to bake & remember lives lost in 9/11. I am hosting a link up called *Remembrance Cakes* Would love to have you. We are baking cakes, muffins, cupcakes. Anything is great! You can also share posts you have all ready published like this one. Just add the badge to show your support.
    http://su.pr/2j5eSB

  5. says

    I was going to ask if I can do it wheat free but you were too quick for me. Saw you thought of that. This is a lovely recipe. So nice to see two such lovely ladies in one place.

  6. says

    Katrina,
    This is a great recipe that is so healthy and sounds soo good. I never thought to add the applesauce to my zucchini bread recipe. Great guest post. I’ll be making this soon.

    Kate,
    Have a great vacation! Great guest Blogger.

  7. says

    I totally know what you mean – this year is flying by!!

    Katrina – you did a great job! The bread looks so delicious and healthy too. Great way to start the new school year for the kiddies – some delicious bread packed with veggies!

  8. says

    This looks delicious! What a fun way to get some fruits and veggies all the while eating bread. Yum! I love the flecks of color in the bread too. So pretty.

  9. says

    A GREAT guest post! I love the “baby on my hip and hotwheels in my hand”! The fruit and veggie bread looks delicious and your photos are brilliant!

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