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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


  • 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


  • 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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38 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jennifer October 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    Can this recipe be used with an all purpose gluten free flour?

    • Katerina Petrovska October 4, 2013 at 7:57 PM - Reply

      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.

      Hope this helps!!

  2. Angie @ Bigbearswife September 11, 2011 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    oo Katrina!! I think this bread looks wonderful!!! yum!

  3. Audra@The-Baker-Chick September 10, 2011 at 11:04 AM - Reply

    This looks amazing! Who would think there would be so many veggies in there! Great post Katrina and Kate!

  4. kita September 9, 2011 at 3:53 PM - Reply

    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!

  5. Ryan September 8, 2011 at 9:54 PM - Reply

    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!

  6. kitchenarian September 8, 2011 at 8:10 PM - Reply

    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!

  7. Hester aka The Chef Doc September 7, 2011 at 11:36 PM - Reply

    Thank you to Katrina and Kate! This bread looks wonderful and I love the fact that you put wheat germ in it! It’s one of my favorite ingredients to add to my baked goods :-)

  8. marla September 7, 2011 at 10:26 PM - Reply

    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.

  9. Curt September 7, 2011 at 7:30 AM - Reply

    This really sounds awesome. I love veggie breads. Especially zucchini.

  10. Kim Bee September 6, 2011 at 11:45 PM - Reply

    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.

  11. visda September 6, 2011 at 10:02 PM - Reply

    Wonderful guest post. What a great idea making such a healthy and tasty combination.

  12. Lori September 6, 2011 at 9:50 PM - Reply

    What a fabulous looking bread Katrina! I am looking forward to giving this a try!

  13. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen September 6, 2011 at 8:53 PM - Reply

    You all are so so sweet! Thanks for all the love! And Kate thank YOU for letting me take up space on your lovely blog. I am anxiously awaiting your return…and your creations! :)

  14. 5 Star Foodie September 6, 2011 at 7:36 PM - Reply

    This bread sounds delicious with zucchini, carrots, and applesauce, a great combo!

  15. torviewtoronto and createwithmom September 6, 2011 at 7:35 PM - Reply

    delicious looking fruit and veggie in this bread

  16. Carolyn September 6, 2011 at 6:39 PM - Reply

    Two of my fave bloggers in one place, Yippeeeee!

  17. Happy When Not Hungry September 6, 2011 at 6:24 PM - Reply

    This bread looks beautiful. Yum!

  18. Christine September 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM - Reply

    Another great recipe. :-)

  19. Steph@stephsbitebybite September 6, 2011 at 4:22 PM - Reply

    This looks fantastic! Perfect for a September kick off

  20. Ana Helena Campbell September 6, 2011 at 4:12 PM - Reply

    What a fantastic recipe, I definitely have to try it. This is a great guest post. I just went to Katrina’s blog and loved it too. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Megan @ Pip and Ebby September 6, 2011 at 10:22 AM - Reply

    I LOVE Katrina! And this bread looks fabulous!! Great post!

  22. Becky September 6, 2011 at 7:21 AM - Reply

    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.

    Have a great vacation! Great guest Blogger.

  23. Apron Appeal September 6, 2011 at 5:38 AM - Reply

    hmmmm, what else can I stuff into that bread. Happy to see NO raisins. :) when I thin fruit in bread, that’s almost always there.

  24. Jamie @ the unseasoned wok September 6, 2011 at 1:36 AM - Reply

    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!

  25. Kristy September 5, 2011 at 11:26 PM - Reply

    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.

  26. Ann September 5, 2011 at 8:09 PM - Reply

    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!

  27. Tina@flourtrader September 5, 2011 at 7:40 PM - Reply

    Great guest post Katrina. I really like what you have done here with the applesauce and zucchini- lovely bread. Unique recipe and no doubt delicious. Well done.

  28. Juju @ Get Fit with Juju September 5, 2011 at 7:26 PM - Reply

    Hi, Katrina! This bread looks and sounds delish!! :) Just like the commentor above, I would bake them into muffins, to have one serving every morning! Or else I will eat the whole loaf!! :)

  29. Magic of Spice September 5, 2011 at 6:48 PM - Reply

    Hi Katrina, what a fantastic bread…looks very delicious :)

  30. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 5, 2011 at 2:55 PM - Reply

    What a great bread! I love making zucchini bread. I use apple sacue for mine as well, but never added a carrot!

  31. Baking Serendipity September 5, 2011 at 1:30 PM - Reply

    Love this guest post :) I’ve made muffins similar to this before, but a full loaf of bread feels more like fall :) Delicious!

  32. Roxana GreenGirl September 5, 2011 at 1:09 PM - Reply

    I have everything i need for this bread, well minus the wheat germ but I can skip that. I’m so going to make it these days!!

    Enjoy your vacation Kate!

  33. Sue September 5, 2011 at 11:08 AM - Reply

    Amping up the zuchinni bread:) Looks fantastic! I have everything on hand to make some and I do believe I will! Thanks Katrina!

  34. Sandra's Easy Cooking September 5, 2011 at 10:44 AM - Reply

    Katrina you did it again..those loafs look amazing and so very delicious..Love the rustic pictures!
    Kate hope you are having fun!!!!

  35. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos September 5, 2011 at 9:58 AM - Reply

    i love veggie quickbreads! love the idea of mixing the two together! wonderful guest post!

  36. Parsley Sage September 5, 2011 at 8:44 AM - Reply

    So good! And totally at home here on Diethood, the photos are brilliant! Great guestpost, Kate! Thanks for hosting Katrina :)

  37. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 5, 2011 at 8:40 AM - Reply

    This is such a cool recipe! Love the combination of fruit and veggies. Going to save this one! Great guest post, Katrina!

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