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Carrot Zucchini Bread With Cream Cheese Swirl

My Co-worker brought me a zucchini the size of a small infant. It had hidden in the back of her plant and ‘got away from her’ and now she wanted several different kinds of zucchini bread thanks to my ever so humble bragging about my baking skillz. I was of course, happy to provide! So these are a few zucchini bread recipes I have played around with to make them to my style. I still have about ten cups of shredded zucchini to play with so we’ll see what else I come up with!

Carrot Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Swirl

For Bread:

3 eggs

2 cups granulated sugar

1 cup canola oil (you can substitute 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/2 cup oil to make it healthier or go all applesauce)

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup shredded zucchini (with skin)

1 cup shredded carrots

OPTIONAL: 1 cup chopped walnuts/pecans (whatever nut you love) or 1/2 cup nuts 1/2 cup raisins to really get that carrot cake feel. I did not do this as my breads were requested to be without nuts 🙂

For Cream Cheese Swirl:

4oz room temperature cream cheese (1/2 a brick)

1 egg

1/4 cup sugar

1 TBS AP flour

1 tsp vanilla


Preheat your oven to 350. Pam spray or grease 2 loaf pans.

1. Beat eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla in your stand mixer until well combined.

2. Add next five ingredients and blend until just combined (do not over mix!). Fold in zucchini and carrot and set aside.

3. Combine cream cheese mixture until well mixed.

4. In your loaf pan place a layer of batter on the bottom (about half the batter spread between to the two pans). Divide the cream cheese mixture between the two and use a knife or your spatula to swirl into the bottom bread mixture. Top with remaining bread mixture. You can either cover the cream cheese completely or let it show at the top.

5. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes (checking at an hour). Check with a skewer and it should come out clean.

6. Cool for 10 minutes in pan, turn out onto wire rack and cool completely before serving.

*this was tasty but next time I will double the cream cheese mixture and add some more spices like more cinnamon and some nutmeg. Almost a home run!


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