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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)


  • 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


  • 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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  • Mandy257
    Jul 5, 2020

    I have been making this for years. It is wonderful! My whole family loves it. The bread turns out flavorful and moist. I add walnuts, because my husband likes them. It freezes well, and tastes just as good from the freezer as it does freshly baked. My friends always ask for the recipe.

  • pattiejean
    Feb 24, 2020

    I love this bread! It bakes up delicious and moist. I made 2 larger loaves so baked a bit longer, and I used chopped walnuts in place of pecans. I have always loved zucchini bread, and will definitely make this again. VFE

  • Doris1407
    Oct 9, 2008

    My Zucchini recipe dosen't call for apples either, but I do put drained crushed pineapple in mine (1/2 cup drained)Doris1407

  • Francesbean
    Jul 31, 2008

    My recipe for zucchini bread doesn't call for apples, but I'm sure you can add them. This weekend I baked up 5 mini loaves for my parents - mom is 81 and just had her 2nd heart attack in 22 years and has been diagnosed diabetic, Dad has been diabetic for a few years now. I totally replaced the oil with unsweetened applesauce and dropped the sugar from 1 1/4 cups to 3/4 cup. It tasted just as good - adding grated apples would make it even sweeter. Using the mini loaves and freezing them gives my parents just enough to eat in a couple of days and they can pull one out of the freezer every couple weeks to a month to have a home baked bread.

  • nanellen49
    Mar 7, 2008

    can you bake with splenda when you are diabetic?

  • betty
    Sep 13, 2007

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