Apple Zucchini Breakfast Bread
As much as I love summer there is something magical about the season changing to fall. Days of swimming and summer vacation are long gone but now we look forward to weekends full of events from apple picking, hay rides, pumpkin carving, Halloween parties, corn mazes, haunted houses, spooky stories, and trick or treat. Apple picking comes with its own reward, all the yummy baked goods we can come up with to use the 25 lbs of apples we brought home. My oldest son LOVES apples, he eats at least one a day and is overall a good eater. My youngest son HATES vegetables right now. He is in this phase where he won’t even look at something if it is green. As a Mom these phases are really frustrating but that is when I start sneaking veggies into everything I make for them. Apple zucchini bread is a perfect combination for this. Is it health food, well no. The way I see it is it is better than pancakes and syrup with no veggies in it at all. Also I am not against squeezing one of those baby food puree bags of carrots and squash into their mac and cheese or adding pureed spinach to mini “brownie bites”. I’ll take what I can get and I feel better making them food with ingredients I recognize rather then the highly processed junk from the store. Looking at the big picture when I see them gobble this bread up I will take it as a Mom win.
- There is no need to peel the zucchini or apple just wash them and grate it right onto a cutting board and add it to the wet mixture
- I used almond extract because when I grabbed for the vanilla turns out I used it and forgot to replace it. The flavor was great with the almond but use whatever you have.
- I already reduced the amount of sugar from a previous recipe I had but if you wanted to, I think you could reduce it even a bit more as this bread is pretty sweet. Next time I may try reducing the white to 1/4 cup and see how it tastes.