Warming Breakfast Loaf

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Wonderfully Warming Breakfast Loaf

This is a simple, easy to stir together breakfast loaf cake that includes fruit and vegetables: carrot, zucchini, banana…so that is healthful, right?  Maybe not so much, but this sure hits the spot smeared with butter! And don’t we all need a little extra warmth and comfort these days?

I believe I initially found this recipe in a magazine, and then the Seattle Times printed it with a few minor changes.

Get out your box grater, a big bowl and a spatula and go for it.

Warming Breakfast Loaf

Makes a 9 x 5 loaf cake, enough for 10 nice slices



  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup avocado oil (canola works too, but I avoid it)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup grated zucchini
  • ¼ cup grated carrot
  • ¼ cup mashed banana
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees with an oven rack in the center of the oven.

Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with nonstick spray.  I always put a piece of parchment paper that fits the bottom in there, and then spray the parchment again. 

In a large bowl combine the sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and salt, until the mixture is smooth.

Stir in the flour mixed with baking soda and baking powder. Then stir in the zucchini, carrots, banana and walnuts until mixed.

Scrape the batter into your prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Place the bread pan on a cooling rack for ten minutes and then gently turn the pan over to remove the loaf.   Serve warm with salted butter.  Leftovers are great toasted the next day.


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