Amanda’s Banana Apple Zucchini Carrot Bread Extravaganza!

I had the sudden urge to bake today. Not sure why, especially since I have been complaining to my office mates that we’ve been eating too much postre (dessert) lately. I think we have dessert after lunch about 2 or 3 times a week! And we already had cookies on Monday, (my treat) Strawberry Mousse on Wednesday, and then Ice Cream today! I’m not complaining, because I LOVE sweets…but I fear my waistline would have to disagree!

Hungry Hungry Hippo, anyone?

Anyway, I was debating between the awesome chocolate brownies I made for my American Dinner, compliments of my sister and the baking blogs she follows, (remember?) and perhaps experimenting with chocolate chip cookies, when I remembered the 2 bananas I had leftover that I knew I wouldn’t eat since they were already too ripe for my liking, BANANA BREAD!

So I looked up some recipes, realized I probably didn’t have enough bananas, even though Sadie (Fatima’s mom) was nice enough to give me one of her bananas…and so I rummaged through the fridge for some extras. Thus, I invented Banana, Carrot, Zucchini, Apple Bread! Here’s how it’s done:

  • 2 cups flour (.5 litre)
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter (or in my case, however much butter I had in the kitchen – can also be substituted for Apple Sauce)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (or approximately .25 litre)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Medium Bananas (not those 10 inchers they sell in the U.S.!)
  • 2 Medium Carrots
  • 1 Medium/Large Zucchini
  • 1/2 Apple
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Preheat over to 350 degrees, or in my case preheat on high for a few minutes (gas oven) until warm and then once you begin baking lower temperature to medium-low flame.

In large bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl mix together melted butter and vanilla, then blend in sugar. Stir in the eggs and the Banana, Apple, Zucchini, Carrot Puree until well blended. Then stir the Fruit/Veg mixture in with the flour and stir until moist. Pour batter into prepared bread or cake dish.

Bake in pre-heated oven about 55-65 minutes, until a toothpick or fork come out clean! Let cool. ENJOY!

More like a Fruit and Veg Cake than "Bread"

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One response to “Amanda’s Banana Apple Zucchini Carrot Bread Extravaganza!

  1. Best part is how you are incorporating pictures to accent the recipe. Cues in on another sense, great job!

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