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Zucchini Apple Bread

Early fall means zucchini is taking off in the garden and there are fresh apples aplenty. Use them both up in this tender quick bread. —Kathy Strawser, Dunkirk, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 loaves (12 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup grated peeled apples

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add the oil, sugars and vanilla; beat until blended. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, pecans and apples.
  • Transfer to 3 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 246 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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