Fall has the best food. I know I’m not breaking any new ground with that statement, but c’mon. Pumpkin, apple, caramel, and cinnamon – all fall’s flavors. Fall gets soups and breads, cookies and bars. Everything’s warm and comforting and makes your house smell amazing!
Which brings us to this zucchini bread. It’s dense, moist, and has just the right combination of sweetness and cinnamony flavor. I doubt anyone would ever guess there’s a vegetable lurking beneath all that yumminess.
The ingredients are things you probably have in your house, which makes this easy to whip up at a moment’s notice. When the zucchinis from my garden come in, I make several of these loaves and give them to friends and neighbors.
Incidentally, this batter makes great muffins as well. Just spoon the batter into a greased muffin tin and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. The zucchini in the bread is already sneaky, but if you want to up your sneaky game, you could ice the muffins and tell your kids they’re cupcakes!
The bread is super easy to make. The recipe is directly from Sally’s Baking Addiction, only I leave off the streusel and replace it with buttercream. Her recipe is incredible, and I invite you to check it out. It ain’t called “Award Winning Zucchini Bread” for nothing!
Anyway, I whip together the egg, sugars, oil, zucchini and vanilla, then add the dry ingredients. Your batter looks like this:
Then you just pour it into a pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
While that’s going on, I make the buttercream. First I beat together the shortening, butter, and vanilla until I have a good base.
Then I add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, then finally add the apple cider.
Once that’s done, all you have do is wait for the bread to cool, frost it, and cut yourself a nice, thick slice (or two, nobody’s judging!).
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