This time of year there is an abundance of fresh zucchini. There are many delicious recipes using this wonderful, nutritious vegetable, but have you tried this one?
Recently my Mother shared a recipe with me for Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread. Anyone who knows me well knows that I love cheesecake… AND all things using cream cheese. When Mom told me that this was a good recipe I looked at the ingredients. Not only did it sound really good but the recipe was easy to tweak to make it gluten free. My Mom was right! This is now my all-time favorite zucchini bread recipe. EVER! I have actually made this recipe three times in the last two weeks. My husband and I practically inhaled the first loaf I made.
The zucchini makes this bread moist and the chopped nuts add a little texture and extra flavor.
Preheat oven 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla and oil. Fold in grated zucchini. In another mixing bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flour, (+ flax and xantham gum for gluten free version). Mix dry ingredients with the cream cheese mixture then fold in walnuts/pecans.
Place mixture in a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Carefully run a table knife around the edges before removing from the pan. Cut into slices and add a pad of butter.
This bread is perfect to serve at any meal and it also makes a nice little gift. Just wrap up a loaf , place a cute bow around it and now you have a wonderful, homemade, delicious gift for a loved one.
A slice of this bread makes a delicious snack for the kids and it’s a great way to sneak some extra nutrition into their diet.
There are many ways to use zucchini in recipes but I have found that this is now my new, all-time favorite zucchini bread recipe.
What is your favorite zucchini recipe?
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