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Mini Apple Carrot Zucchini Bread

Mini apple zucchini breads cooling on a wire wrack
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These mini loaves of quick bread are filled with apple chunks, shredded carrot, and shredded zucchini. Grab a thick slice and slather it with apple butter for the best of the summer and fall harvest in one bite!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup diced apple (I used Honeycrisp, any sweet apple will work)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Prep your tools. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 4 mini loaf pans. Place mini pans on a baking sheet. Set aside.

Mix dry ingredients. In a medium bowl combine the flour, oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Set aside.

Combine wet ingredients. In a large bowl combine the carrots, zucchini, apple and sugar. Add the applesauce and butter, mix well. Add the eggs, cider and vanilla, mix again.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined and no dry bits of batter are left.

Bake. Divide batter among mini loaf pans, filling each one about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the bread springs back when touched gently with a finger.

Cool. Let the bread cool for at least 5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.

Notes

I used mini loaf pans that are 5.75 x 3.25 x 2.25 inches.

Storage:

  • On the counter: Allow the bread to cool completely, then store it on the counter in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • Fridge: You can extend the shelf life of this bread by storing cooled bread in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for up to 1 week.
  • Freezer: Wrap each cooled loaf in saran wrap, then place in a freezer-safe airtight container. It will keep for up to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge or in the microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute when you are ready to eat it. Be sure to remove the plastic wrap before placing the bread in the microwave!

Keywords: apple bread, carrot bread, zucchini bread, mini bread