Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in center of
oven. Butter (or spray with a nonstick vegetable spray) a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x
13 x 8 cm) loaf pan and then line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
or walnuts for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and
then chop coarsely.
the zucchini, using a medium grater, and then peel and grate the apple.
In a large bowl, whisk
together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and
In the bowl of your electric
stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat the oil,
sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well blended (about 1 minute). Beat
in the grated zucchini and apple.
Add the flour mixture, beating just until combined. Then
fold in the nuts and coconut.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the back of a
spoon or offset spatula. Bake until the bread has risen and a toothpick
inserted into the center comes out clean, about 60 to 65 minutes. Place on a wire
rack to cool for about 15 minutes and then remove the bread from the pan. If
desired, frost with cream
cheese icing. Well wrapped, this bread will keep for several
days at room temperature (if unfrosted) or for several days in the refrigerator
(if frosted). This bread can be frozen.
Frosting: In the bowl of your electric
stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and cream
cheese until very smooth with no
lumps. Add the powdered sugar and beat until fully incorporated and
smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract. Spread over the top of the cooled zucchini
Makes one - 9 x 5 x 3 inch
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cup (50 grams) pecans or
cup (135 grams) shredded raw zucchini (courgette) (about 1 medium zucchini)
(60 grams) grated raw apple (about 1 large apple)
1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose
teaspoon (1 gram)
(1 gram) salt
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
cup (120 ml/grams) flavorless oil (safflower, corn, vegetable, or canola oil)
1 cup (200
grams) granulated white
eggs, at room temperature
(4 grams) pure
vanilla extract (optional)
(25 grams) dried shredded or flaked coconut (sweetened or
Cheese Frosting: (optional)
(55 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
(115 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup (40 grams) confectioners sugar (powdered or icing)
(2 grams) pure