Cook's Hideout: Carrot-Zucchini Bread

January 10, 2015

Carrot-Zucchini Bread

It has been a while I participated in Home Baker's Challenge and even this month I would have missed the posting deadline if I hadn't checked the FB updates. I remember seeing this month's bakes announcement last month and then completely forgot about it during thew holiday season. Thankfully I remembered about the challenge right on time and made this moist and delicious Carrot-Zucchini bread yesterday.
Carrot-Zucchini Bread
My son does not like carrots and avoids them like plague. Interestingly, I was looking through my blog posts from few years back and I wrote in one of the posts that my son loved carrots and added them in just about everything. It's all reversed now and he doesn't want to get even close to carrots. So the easiest thing to do is disguise it in some way, so he'll eat it.

This carrot and zucchini bread is a great way to hide veggies. I tweaked the original recipe a little bit in the quantity of grated carrot and zucchini used. I used equal quantities of both grated carrot and zucchini whereas the original recipe used more zucchini. I added a handful of golden raisins for good measure. The bread turned out quite moist and my picky eater seemed to like it too. 
Carrot-Zucchini Bread
Recipe adapted from here:
All purpose flour - 1cup
Whole wheat flour - ½cup  (or use 1½cups all-purpose flour)
Baking Powder - 2tsp
Baking Soda - ½tsp
Ground Cinnamon - 2tsp
Salt - ½tsp
Oil - ⅓cup
Eggs - 2 large (or use 2tbsp egg replacer whisked with 6tbsp water)
Light Brown Sugar - ¾cup
Vanilla Extract - 1tsp
Grated Zucchini - 1cup, squeeze out excess water (from 1 medium zucchini)
Grated Carrot - 1cup (from 1 medium carrot)
Raisins - ¼cup

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 8½"x4½" loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour (s), baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk eggs (or egg replacer mixture) and oil. Then add sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • Stir in grated zucchini and carrot.
  • Next add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well till combined. Finally add the raisins and mix to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 45~55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Place the pan on a wire rack for 5~10 minutes, then remove the bread from pan and let cool completely before slicing.
Carrot-Zucchini Bread


  1. Bread came out simply awesome Pavani, those slices are tempting me.


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