A delicious light version of a classic quick bread. It is so moist and rich you would never guess it didn't have all the oil of the original version.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

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  • Mix flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and allspice together in a bowl. Beat sugar, applesauce, and eggs together in a separate bowl; mix into the flour mixture until batter is just combined. Fold zucchini and carrots into batter. Divide batter between the prepared loaf pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaves comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Tips

Cook's Notes:

This is a very forgiving bread. Feel free to experiment with nuts and/or raisins.

You could also substitute Splenda(R) for some or all of the sugar or Egg Beaters(R) for the whole eggs if you are looking for something even lighter!

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 39.7g 13% DV; fat 1.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 34.9mg 12% DV; sodium 257.7mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
This was a very good recipe! I did make a couple of changes adding some shredded yellow squash with the zucchini and carrots to make 2 1/2 cups. I also used half whole wheat and half white flour and instead of the loaves I made two dozen muffins baking for 20 minutes. Other than that I followed the recipe as written. Amazingly moist with a nice crumb even though there's no added fat! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2017
Sorry, but I actually threw these away. I think it could be adjusted because the flavor was okay. The texture was pretty horrible though. That may be due to the applesauce and could be fixed with adding oil. That, of course, would raise the calories and defeat the purpose. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2017
This was a very good recipe! I did make a couple of changes adding some shredded yellow squash with the zucchini and carrots to make 2 1/2 cups. I also used half whole wheat and half white flour and instead of the loaves I made two dozen muffins baking for 20 minutes. Other than that I followed the recipe as written. Amazingly moist with a nice crumb even though there's no added fat! Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2017
Sorry, but I actually threw these away. I think it could be adjusted because the flavor was okay. The texture was pretty horrible though. That may be due to the applesauce and could be fixed with adding oil. That, of course, would raise the calories and defeat the purpose. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/12/2019
Good taste but very dense. Kind of disappointed Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2020
Turned out great! I often use applesauce instead of oil. I didn’t have any allspice so I added a little ginger. I also used coconut sugar instead of white sugar. It was a big hit and I’m making more today! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2018
Great recipe!! I actually use a mix of canola oil and apple sauce for Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2019
delicious Read More
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