What’s for breakfast – Zucchini & carrot loaf

This recipe is from an old Alberta Agriculture Home Echonomics Branch book called “Zucchini, zucchini, zucchini…”.  I’ve made a teeny change and added some carrots and flax seeds; my changes are in pink.  This loaf freezes really well, so I baked it in 4 small loaves instead of one big one so I could put a couple in the freezer to enjoy when the new baby arrives.  Enjoy!

Zucchini loaf


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups grated, unpeeled zucchini (I used 1 cup zucchini and 1/2 cup grated carrots)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 1/8 cup flax seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  3. Combine butter and sugar; add eggs and mix well.  Add zucchini (and carrots)  and vanilla.  Stir in flour mixture and mix until smooth.  Stir in raisins and nuts.
  4. Turn itno well greased 2 L loaf pan.  Bake until skewer inserted in centre of loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  5. Cool in pan for 10 min; remove from pan.  Cool completely before slicing.

6 Comments on What’s for breakfast – Zucchini & carrot loaf

  1. Stacey
    February 5, 2011 at 8:03 PM (7 years ago)

    It’s so easy and soooo good – especially if you add some chocolate chips ;)

  2. Alicia
    February 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM (7 years ago)

    Yum, thanks for sharing this recipe. I tried out yesterday and it was delicious!
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  3. Kirsty
    February 6, 2011 at 6:57 PM (7 years ago)

    Just made a variation on this using a bit less butter and sugar and substituting some unsweetened applesauce instead – super good! :)

  4. Linda
    October 29, 2015 at 2:13 AM (2 years ago)

    Oh my, I love zucchini and I was just huitnng for zucchini recipes when I found this. I linked up a few of my recipes (I have another one posting tomorrow), and I just made some zucchini fries today too! PLUS, I just yanked a zucchini out of my garden the size of my arm. No joke. I need to scrape the seeds out and then find a use for that big bad boy. I think zucchini brownies are in order….Aimee

  5. Wanda Tracey
    October 9, 2016 at 10:07 PM (1 year ago)

    With carrots and zucchini in this bread it has to be deliciously moist and so good.I like that there are also flax seeds n it because they are so healthy too.


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