Apple Zucchini Walnut Bread

Sunday, October 2, 2011

1 cup finely grated zucchini 
1 cup grated McIntosh apple, peeled and cored
1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2  teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups plus 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
A can of nonstick spray
parchment paper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

Coat 2 - loaf pans with nonstick spray. 

Line the pans with parchment paper and spray the paper.
Combine the zucchini, apple, brown sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix well. 

Add the 3 cups flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the bowl and blend evenly. 

 Shake the nuts with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon flour to coat and prevent them from sinking. Gently stir in the chocolate chips,  nuts and add the extract.

Divide the batter into the 2 loaf pans.  Bake until a toothpick in the middle comes clean out of each loaf, around 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the bread to a wooden board or wire rack to cool.


  1. Wow, looks hearty and chunky with tons of flavor! Would love a slice right now.
    Take care..

  2. Since i follwoing the blogs discovered you can use zuccini in bread(which great dicovery) I made this kind of bread often.Ok now we will add walnuts ..even beter;)

  3. This is the season not only of pumpkins, but also lots of apples and nuts. The bread looks fabulous!

  4. Great! This cake is a wondeful mix of ingredients, spiced and tasty. I like it very much. Bye, have a good Sunday

  5. I'd need to leave the chocolate chips out, but this looks fantastic. I love the idea of the apple and walnuts in a zucchini bread!

  6. What a great list of flavors. Apple along with zucchini, and of course, a bread loaf like this is always better with chocolate chips and nuts.

  7. like the pic of the loaf and along with a few the ingredients, and the top looks very enjoyable... great recipe Claudia...

  8. How bout this fall weather, finally!? The baking season is finally on. So gonna try this fab bread recipe Claudia.

  9. You really did put some goodies in this one, a little healthy and a little indulgent. I could definitely go for those two anytime. The bread does look tasty. Well done.

  10. This bread looks and sounds amazing. I am going to have to try this one.

  11. this bread looks SO yummy, I never tried zucchini .. definitely going to make this one soon thanks for sharing xx

  12. Claudia...I love apple bread and I love zucchini bread. But combine those and then add chocolate chips and walnuts and this is just heaven to me!

  13. wow, this bread is loaded! The flavors of chocolate chip, walnut and apple must be awesome!

  14. Delicious! Zucchini, apples and chocolate chips? Sign me up!

  15. Clean-up the garden bread - love it! (I have apples, zucchini and walnuts all in my garden)

  16. OMG that looks really good...I love the fall and fall-like recipes :D I can't wait to make this

  17. You are so ready for fall - just a grand combination. And I take it I get two of my helpings of fruits and vegetables with every slice?

  18. Love your combo of flavors Claudia! And your NY apples! They're the best.

  19. Ohh... lovely & healthy bread!
    tq for sharing the recipe & congratz for the top 9 on Fb! ;)

  20. I made my first pumpkin bread of the season yesterday...and here you have another fabulous autumn loaf! YUM.

    Congrats on the Top 9! xo

  21. Claudia,

    A perfect loaf for Fall. I'm still baking with apples, so I'm bookmarking this!

    Congrats on the Top 9!

  22. Dear Claudia, You have been a busy baker!! These cakes look just soooo good. This looks delish for breakfast or anytime! Your friend, Catherine xoxo

  23. What a great transition bread, incorporating the summer zucchini and the fall apple!


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