I remember the first time I heard the term “zucchini bread”. Visions of a bright green loaf of grassy flavor, full of seeds entered my head. It sounded rather gross but I did like cornbread so… hmm. Wait, it’s a sweet bread? It was inconceivable! A sweet bread made of green veggies? It was sounding worse and worse by the second. I filed this notion of zucchini bread away in the back reaches of my brain and continued to bake that old standby, banana bread, time after boring time with the only variation being with nuts, or without nuts.
Eventually someone offered me a taste of homemade zucchini bread and behold! It wasn’t green! It tasted downright yummy! My sweet bread horizons expanded exponentially that day.
Cue the sounds of violins and angels singing.
OK, I’m exaggerating, but from that day on I was much more open to baking things that at first glance seemed a bit unusual. What could be next? Carrots?
This zucchini bread from Sally’s Baking Addiction includes everyone’s favorite chocolate chips and an oatmeal streusel topping. If you’ve never tried zucchini bread what are you waiting for? Confess. You know you’ve always wanted to hear those angels!
So, tell us…
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