Carrot-Zucchini Loaves

The carrots and zucchini add a confetti-like look to these moist loaves. They're great served plain, or you can spread a thin layer of whipped cream cheese for extra indulgence.

Makes:
24 servings
Serving Size:
1 slice
Yields:
2 loaves
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
45 mins to 55 mins 350°F
Cool:
10 mins
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Carrot-Zucchini Loaves

Ingredients
2 1/2
1/2
cup toasted wheat germ
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
beaten eggs
1
cup finely shredded zucchini
1
cup finely shredded carrot
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup cooking oil

Directions

  1. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of dry mixture.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl combine eggs, granulated sugar, zucchini, carrot, brown sugar, and oil; mix well. Add all at once to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Pour batter into loaf pans.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. (If necessary, cover loosely with foil during last 10 to 15 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning.) Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool thoroughly on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Makes 2 loaves (24 servings).

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare, bake, and cool loaves completely. Place loaves in freezer containers or bags and freeze for up to 1 month. Before serving, thaw the wrapped loaf overnight in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

(Carrot-Zucchini Loaves)
    Per serving:
  • 151 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 27 mg chol.,
  • 112 mg sodium,
  • 23 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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