Tart berries, crunchy nuts and tender zucchini are simply delightful mixed together in this mini loaf. I make quick breads to give at Christmas, and lots of people ask for this one. —Carol Lee, Ripon, Wisconsin.
This moist, tender bread is a nice accompaniment to a Thanksgiving meal. But slices are also good for breakfast or a coffee break. Bake the batter in smaller pans for little loaves that are the perfect size for a bake sale.—Jen Stutts, Florence, Alabama
You'd never guess zucchini is the "secret ingredient" in this easy-to-assemble bread - it has such big chocolate taste! Charlotte McDaniel, from Williamsville, Illinois, informs, "I freeze extra zucchini from my garden in summer and make this bread to give as gifts all winter long."
This old family recipe came from my grandmother. I've made this bread many times and have given it as gifts for Christmas. The molasses makes it darker than most zucchini breads but gives it a rich flavor.
-Ruth Lear, Bradenton, Florida
I love my Mom’s A-to-Z Bread, but the original recipe was a bit heavy on sugar and oil for my family. My version lowers the sugar and fat but retains all the flavor folks rave about! —Emily Carney, Grand Ledge, Michigan
"We were treated to this delicious zucchini-flecked bread when we went to visit a friend one evening," remarks Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren, Minnesota. "Each healthy slice is dotted with goodies like raisins, sesame seeds and nuts."
Gwynne Fleener of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho puts a subtle spin on traditional zucchini bread by adding chopped fresh pears. "The ingredients are simple to assemble and yield two wonderfully moist loaves," she writes.
Bushels of late-summer zucchini always put me in the Christmas spirit--thanks to this garden-fresh holiday bread I make. The anise lends a unique licorice-like flavor and fragrance to every piece...and the zucchini gives it such a moist texture.
Since apples and zucchini are so abundant in this area, it's only natural that the two be used together in one recipe. I really don't know the origin of this bread, but I do know it's been one of my favorites for many years. —Patti Dillingham, Scranton, Arkansas