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Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Meals ~ Eggless Zucchini - Carrot Bread

I had planned early on that I would bake at least one loaf of bread for this marathon. I wanted it to be a little on the sweet side, moist and yummy instead of a plain sandwich loaf and this zucchini - carrot bread adapted from here perfectly fit the bill. This quick bread would be a great addition to any breakfast / brunch menu. I converted the original recipe into an eggless version, replaced a portion of plain flour with wheat flour and used equal quantities of carrot and zucchini. This bread is a great way to sneak in vegetables for picky eaters.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup warm milk (I used fat-free milk.)
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 
1 medium sized zucchini (about 1 cup gated)
1 large sized carrot (about 1 cup grated)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or substitute all purpose flour)
1 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup raisins 
Method:
* Stir together milk and vinegar in a bowl and keep aside.
* Peel and grate carrot. Peel and grate zucchini and squeeze out excess liquid.
* Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Grease a 8"x3" pan. (I used 9
x5 pan.)
* Combine flours, cinnamon, baking powder, baking salt and salt in a mixing bowl.
* In another bowl, whisk the milk-vinegar mixture, oil and vanilla. Next add brown sugar and mix until smooth. Gently stir in grated zucchini and carrot.
* Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Add the raisins finally and stir gently to combine.
* Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 45 - 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean. (Mine was done in about 45 minutes.)



17 comments:

Pavani N said...

I made a similar bread recently and absolutely loved it. It is a great way to sneak in veggies for kids, especially for a picky eater like my son.

Usha said...

I had planned on baking a zucchini bread for BM but could not bake. Carrots and zucchini bread looks good. Nice way to sneak in veggies for picky eaters.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

I love zucchini based baked recipes.. They are awesome and made a wonderful combo with carrot..

Varadas Kitchen said...

Quick bread with vegetables are so tasty. Zucchini and carrot bread sounds super flavorful.

Priya Suresh said...

Quick bread with zucchini and carrot, thats truly very healthy and prefect to sneak veggies.

Srividhya said...

zucchini and carrot bread sounds very interesting.

Srivalli said...

Wow what a delicious way to include those veggies..never cooked with zucchini, though have loads of bookmarked ones..very nice choice!

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i think il earned using zuchhini in baking from you and now this version of your bread is also tempting me to try it

Harini-Jaya R said...

Excellent combo of veggies in there. I am sure it was flavorful as well.

Kalyani said...

I made a similar bake with cucumber as zucchinis r expensive here. But somehow it turned a lil too tough. This is a delish bake Suma

Suma Gandlur said...

I have substituted cucumber for zucchini in other recipes and they have turned out good. I think tender cucumber must be good here too and if the dough is too dry, increasing the liquid amount would work.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

wow wow!! love quick breads and it is a great way to sneak in veggies!!

Gayathri Kumar said...

The bread looks so soft and moist...

Padmajha PJ said...

Lovely bread Suma. Its nice to see the carrot specks on the slices...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Wonderful combination in the quick bread!

Priya Srinivasan said...

I m yet to try zucchini in bake suma!!! Bread looks yum!!!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Yummy looking bread and love the combo...