Zucchini-Carrot Bread with Creamy Honey Spread

Give a moist carrot and zucchini bread a whole new flavor with our sweet cream cheese spread.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 3 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Bread

1 1/2
cups shredded zucchini (2 medium)
1 1/2
cups shredded carrots (3 medium)
1 1/2
cups sugar
2/3
cup vegetable oil
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups whole wheat flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon salt
3/4
teaspoon ground cloves

Spread

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup honey
2
teaspoons grated orange or lemon peel
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans or 1 (9x5-inch) loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix zucchini, carrots, sugar, oil and eggs with wire whisk. Stir in remaining bread ingredients. Divide batter evenly between pans.
  • 3 Bake 8-inch loaves 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, 9-inch loaf 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans on cooling rack.
  • 4 Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top sides up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 In small bowl, beat spread ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Serve with sliced bread. Cover; refrigerate any remaining spread. Wrap loaves tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Slice
    Calories
    220
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    250mg
    250%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    28g
    28%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    16g
    16%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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