August 11, 2011

Apple Walnut Zucchini Bread


Quick Bread is one of the first things that I learned to make in my first year of Home Economics.  Now you can tell how old I am. (he he)   I have to say, Home Economics was always my favorite class in my high school years, and interestingly enough, since I was in high school, that class has undergone numerous name and status changes.  Like the cooking part---the class I took is now totally separate and called Culinary Arts Class.  Historically, the class was mostly women, but with the serge in the culinary field, that has changed. 

Quick Bread is a term used in making a bread batter that is made rather quickly using a leavening agent other than yeast.  Zucchini bread falls in that category.

I am a big fan of fresh apple cake, and after I saw the recipe for Zucchini Bread over at Joy of Baking and she added apple to her recipe, I decided to add grated apple to my recipe too.  This Apple Walnut Zucchini Bread reminds me a lot of Carrot Bread, but without the carrots.  Who knows that might be my next addition to this already wonderfully moist bread.


Apple Walnut Zucchini Bread

Ingredients:
3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
2 cups grated zucchini squash, grated
1 large granny smith apple, cored and grated
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoons apple pie spice
1 cup nuts, chopped (pecan or walnuts)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease (or spray with a nonstick cooking spray) two 9-in loaf pans; set aside.

In the bowl of a electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream eggs, sugar, butter until fluffy about 5 minutes; add zucchini, apple, and vanilla; mix until combined.

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and apple pie spice.

Add to creamy mixture, and mix together with a spatula until incorporated being careful not to over mix. Fold in nuts.

Pour batter into two prepared loaf pans and bake for 1 hour or when inserted with a toothpick, it comes out clean.

Take out of the oven, and let cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes and remove from pan.

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33 comments :

  1. Oh Yeah!! I love quick breads! Apple and zucchini sounds fantastic! Same here with the Home Ec class - definitely my favorite too.

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  2. that quick bread looks delicious, and love the combination (zucchini, apples, and nuts)!

    thanks for sharing with Food Friday! :)

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  3. Oh! It looks so yummy! I love quick breads. Thanks for sharing the lovely recipe.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  4. I am seriously salivating now. I'll definatly have to try this one!
    Nicole
    Stopping by from www.DavisDomestications.com

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  5. That sounds delicious and healthy too! I think my kids would love this in their lunch boxes too. I just won't tell them it has zucchini in it!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  6. Thanks so much for linking up on Momtrends' Friday Food. I love checking out all the kitchen inspiration. Zucchinis are plentiful right now--perfect recipe. Do you have a grating method you prefer? Can us use a processor? Just wondering.

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  7. Hi Nicole Feliciano~ I use to hand grate...but now I use my food processor...you are going to enjoy the combination of the apple and zucchini.

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  8. I used to make this and take it to my local Farmer's Market. It was one of my top sellers, especially in the fall....YUMMMM-O

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  9. Wonderful :) This looks yummy - and I enjoyed the story along with the recipe. Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

    Sarah

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  10. I love quick breads and apple is my favorite. I'll bet the apples and zucchinis are wonderful together. This puts me in the mood for fall, my favorite season. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  11. This sounds so good...never thought to add an apple to my zucchini bread!

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  12. The only time I was in a Home Ec room was my 8th grade homeroom (way fun--we got to play on the computers in there).

    What a yummy recipe! Here from Sisters of the Wild West

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  13. I have some leftover zucchini and was wanting to bake something with it. This is perfect. :)

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! :)

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  14. I made this for my husband who hates zucchini(so of course I did'nt tell him what was in it)he loved it!!!! Some kids just never grow up.Thanks for a new delicious recipe!

    http://trescherechattel.blogspot.com/

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  15. We love zucchini. It's so fun to find new recipes to try using zucchini.

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  16. That looks delicious! I never thought of combining zucchini and apples, great idea!

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  17. Sounds amazing...I love just about anything with zucchini. Shared it on Facebook!
    Holly
    504 Main

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  18. That does sound like a wonderful recipe to try.

    Teresa

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  19. Tasty quick bread. There are lots of boys in the high school culinary arts classes these days. My how times change. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Joy of Desserts.

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  20. It never crossed my mind to add apple to zucchini bread. I will try that next time I make it. Yum!

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  21. Thank you so much for linking up at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com's Savvy HomeMade Monday this week! I am happy to be linking up to your party now!

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  22. The bread sounds great! I love that its so healthy with the zucchini and apple plus the walnuts for some protein!

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  23. Definitely like the addition of the apple! That sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing your Apple Walnut Zucchini Bread with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  24. Perfect recipe for this time of year. Thanks! (I swear it's not August but rather "giant zucchinis taking over the world" month.) ;o)

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  25. Hello there!
    I absolutely loved your Apple Zucchini and walnut Bread!Seems like an awesome combination:) I'm hosting an event at my place centered around Bread and would love to have your recipe there!Why don't you come in sometime and take a peek - would be a pleasure for me!

    Cheers,
    Wit,wok&wisdom

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  26. This is one recipe I printed out and will be making. The picture alone is making my mouth water! Thank you.

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  27. Thanks for linking to Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings! Loved the recipe!


    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  28. Thanks for dropping your link at the Weekday Potluck!
    Zucchini has always intrigued me :)

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  29. I made your zucchini bread recipe tonight and boy was it yummy! I'm sure this is a recipe I'll bake again and again!

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  30. Lisa ~ so glad you enjoyed it....I am ready to make some myself in a few days!!

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  31. I make a lot of quick breads because I like to have bready type things for breakfast. Breads, muffins and scones are my regulars. I haven't made a zucchini bread with apples in it before, this sounds really good. Will try!
    http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

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