Cinnamon Apple Zucchini Bread – Chocolate Slopes

This Cinnamon Apple Zucchini Bread recipe is deliciously sweet and includes perfectly tart Michigan apples and garden-fresh zucchini.

Cinnamon Apple Zucchini Bread

Thanks to Michigan Apple Committee for sponsoring this post. 

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Our garden is still producing zucchini like crazy this year. This is our third year with our expanded garden and we are all still loving it.

We planted the usual tomatoes and cucumbers, but also added cantaloupe and watermelon for the first time.

With the cucumbers, we planted about six regular cucumber seeds and six pickling cucumber seeds. And boy did they take off!

As you can see above, we couldn’t pick the zucchini quick enough before they got huge!

All of them flourished like crazy. I’m sure the ridiculous amount of rain that fell this summer sure didn’t hurt the growth.

I also learned how to make pickling cucumbers this summer which was interesting. By interesting, I mean it was time-consuming, yet yielded amazingly delicious pickles that we’ll have for months to come.

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In regards to growing zucchini, I’ve learned quite a bit.

First and foremost, I have finally learned to trust my husband when it comes to spacing out the seeds. Zucchini plants need quite a bit of space to grow!

And, once the zucchini leaves start showing signs of white spots (mildew fungus from my research), you need to cut the leaves off by the stems. This saves the plant and allows it to continue to flourish for weeks.

When it comes to watermelon, we could have used up half our garden just for watermelon – they spread like crazy!

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So in regards to this recipe, I always love making baked goods with apples, especially around the fall time. It may be obvious with all the apple recipes I’ve made over the years such as this Whole Wheat Apple Raisin Muffins

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or these Baked Cinnamon Apple Dumplings, just to name a few.

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And it never gets old coming up with baked goods made with apples every fall like this new Cinnamon Apple Zucchini Bread.

Dietitian’s Dish

My love of apple orchards and cider mills began early in my childhood. And I’ll always remember climbing trees (back when we were allowed), to grab the crispiest and most juicy apples I could reach.

Now, I love reliving those memories with my three children and husband. But don’t get me wrong, we all love the apple cider donuts too!

If you haven’t enjoyed farm-fresh apples before, you are missing out. Michigan alone grows at least 17 varieties across the state. If you’re looking to find these farm-fresh apples, check out Michigan Apples’ store locator.

And they are continuing to produce new varieties like EverCrisp, a cross between Fuji and Honey Crisp apples that I used to make this Waldorf Salad last spring.

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Hope you enjoy this delicious zucchini bread as much as my family does!

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Cinnamon Apple Zucchini Bread

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup Fuji or Braeburn apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup zucchini, shredded
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with non-stick spray or line pan with parchment paper.

  • In a large bowl, combine oil, sour cream, eggs, vanilla extract and sugar. Mix well.

  • Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir until well combined.

  • Stir in apple and zucchini and mix well.

  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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