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Zucchini Apple Banana Bread

Updated on June 22, 2011
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I buy massive amounts of fruit because my family eats massive amounts of fruit - and occasionally this happens. Not often on the bananas, but we do have the apples get a bad spot sometimes.

Anyway, I couldn't stand the thought of throwing it all out, so I decided to incorporate it into a recipe. I modified my zucchini bread recipe for the occasion.

The beauty of this recipe is that I'm thinking you can use whatever you have lying around. I used these fruits because they were on their last limb and I didn't want to waste them. I bet if you had a peach, maybe some raisins, frozen pumpkin - I would bet you could sub whatever you have on-hand. Here's what I did:

Zucchini Apple Banana Bread

3 eggs, beaten

2 c. sugar

1/4 c. oil or applesauce

2 c. flour

1/2 t. baking powder

2 t. baking soda

1 t. salt

3 t. cinnamon

3 t. vanilla

1 c. chopped walnuts

3 c. zucchini, peeled, seeded & grated

2 VERY ripe bananas

1 apple, peeled, cored, & finely diced (I like chunks, but if you like it smoother, just puree it)

Add sugar to beaten eggs and mix well. Mix remaining ingredients in order given. Pour into greased loaf pans. Bake 45-50 minutes at 350°. You can freeze this.To make regular zucchini bread, just leave out the other fruits and increase the oil or applesauce to 3/4 c.


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    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I loved that you used fruit that would have been wasted and a lovely recipe emerged. Sounds really good to me. Thanks for sharing.

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      cheapsk8chick 7 years ago

      Pineapple sounds like it would be really good in there! I will try it some time!

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      Ask_DJ_Lyons 7 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee

      Sounds like a delicious recipe and a great use of fruit that is past its prime. I know I have been mixing pineapple and zucchini in bread for years. It is yummy! So I bet yours is yummy as well. Thanks for sharing!

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      cheapsk8chick 7 years ago

      Thanks for all the comments y'all! I'm glad you like the recipe.

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      very nice recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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      rpalulis 7 years ago from NY

      Zucchini Apple Banana Bread not only sounds awesome I am sure it taste amazing as well, kinda wish I had some right this very second. Great recipe!

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      rorymullen 7 years ago from Maine

      I will make some.

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      cheapsk8chick 7 years ago

      Katie, thanks for the comment!

      Lita, you'll have to write a hub about your banana pudding! I would love to try that. Sounds delicious!

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      Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago from Philippines

      Nice recipe and looks delicious, too. I also save my limp bananas and cook them with eggs, flour, vanilla and oil and call this banana pudding. I'll have to try this recipe and improve mine. Thanks for sharing this.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Great recipe and tips thanks! :) Katie