Many-Splendored Quick Bread

Although I didn’t have to work this weekend, I kept myself pretty busy catching up on some housework and doing a little baking project of my own.  ThereforeI was happy that this week’s HCB project was a quick bread that is on the Quick and Easy List.  It was indeed pretty quick to throw together.  I think that grating the zucchini and carrot were the most time consuming part which didn’t take long at all.

The flavor components are of course the zucchini and carrot and also include a banana, instant oatmeal and walnuts.  The ingredients make it sound pretty darn healthy don’t you think?  I am curious to know what the nutrition information looks like and am wishing that Rose had included that in her book.  I know —  I’m probably the only one in the world that wants nutrition info for a cookbook on cakes.  But with all of hubby’s health issues lately it is something we have had to focus on more and so I really do think it would be helpful to have.

Anyway, back to the quick bread.  First step is to toast the walnuts.  Next, you mix the dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, you make the batter and you can just throw all the ingredients in the KitchenAid and mix it up.  Add in the dry ingredients and the nuts and you’re done.  This recipe make one 8-1/2″x4″ loaf.

The flavor is pretty good, although not wow. However, if it is a somewhat healthy kind of snack to eat, then it might be a good thing to have on hand.  I will be figuring up the nutrition info on this and then making a final analysis.


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  1. Count me in as voting for nutritional info in all cookbooks, including cake cookbooks. I actually calculated the nutrition for one of the first Heavenly Cakes I did, but that fell by the wayside. Anyway, I like the info for my own weight control efforts, and my younger niece is a Type 1 diabetic so she needs it, too.

  2. Looks pretty good to me! I think it’s pretty healthy since it has lots of fibre in it. I am wondering how do you calculate nutrition info?

  3. Health issues are not fun but definitely do-able with enough info. There’s loads of programs to calculate out the info with ingredients. Bit tedious but it works. Your bread looks lovely.

  4. Sounds like you have the same opinion about the flavor of this quick bread as the other Heavenly Cake Bakers. Hmmm….. I don’t know if I’ll make it after reading everyone’s reviews. Great photos.


  5. Funny, I too, was thinking about punching in all the ingredients into one of those online nutrition calculators to figure out how healthy it “really” is 🙂
    I like your pictures. The cake wasn’t too sweet, which I happen to like. And although it was good as is, even better on day #3, when I make this again, I’m thinking of adding some spices and/or orange zest. Yum!

  6. Thanks everyone for your comments. Due to popular demand I have posted the nutrition info. Hanaa I really like your idea of adding some orange zest or spices.