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    Carrot Apple Zucchini Bread

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    Recipe Introduction

    This bread is incredibly moist and flavorful. When frosted, itís like carrot cake in bread form. In my opinion, you donít need the frosting. Itís good either way though.

    List of Ingredients

    1 cup unsalted butter melted
    2 cups granulated sugar
    3 eggs room temperature
    1/4 cup fresh orange juice
    1 Tablespoons vanilla extract
    3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    pinch of ground cloves
    pinch of ground nutmeg
    2 cups shredded carrots
    1 cup shredded zucchini
    1 cup diced peeled apple (Granny Smith, Fuji, whatever you have on hand)
    1/2 cup pecans chopped

    Cream Cheese Glaze/Frosting
    4 ounces cream cheese softened
    1/4 cup butter softened
    2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
    1 - 3 Tablespoons orange juice as needed


    Preheat the oven to 350įdegrees F. Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans. Line with parchment paper and set aside. (I use the baking spray with flour in it.)

    Place zucchini in a large kitchen towel. Bring up the four corners and twist. Squeeze the towel to extract all the liquid from the zucchini, or as much as you can. Set aside.

    In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg together. Set aside.

    In a separate large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, orange juice, and vanilla and whisk until combined. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients along with the shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, apples, and pecans. Pour into prepared pans.

    Bake until golden brown, 55 to 60 minutes, or until loaves spring back when gently pressed with fingers. Let cool completely before icing.

    Cream Cheese Glaze/Frosting
    Cream together cream cheese and butter with a hand mixer. Add in 2 cups of powdered sugar and continue mixing. Drizzle in orange juice until desired consistency is achieved. Frost bread and enjoy!

    Notes: The carrots and zucchini in this recipe are interchangeable. Feel free to use less or more of each. You just want three cups total.




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