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
With this recipe from Ron Gardner of Grand Haven, Michigan, you can enjoy two moist loaves of bread that are packed with the zesty taste of cranberries and orange peel. TIP: “I suggest serving slices toasted with butter or cream cheese,” Ron recommends.
Flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg, Makeover Zucchini Apple Bread delivers plenty of down-home goodness. The recipe yields three nut-filled loaves, but contains nearly 60% less fat than the recipe Kathy followed. Best of all, the sugar was decreased by 28%.
These rugged loaves are chock-full of goodies, including tender apple chunks, nuts and chewy raisins. "They freeze well and are wonderful to have on hand for drop-in company," relates Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas.
Cranberries lend a burst of tart flavor and bright color to this quick bread sent in by Phyllis Schmalz of Kansas City, Kansas. Dotted with crunchy nuts, slices of the moist loaf are good for breakfast with a cup of coffee or as a snack anytime of the day.
"Don't wait until the Christmas season to bake these lovely little loaves," advises Patty Kile from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "This quick bread is wonderful anytime, with its sweet-tart mix of cranberries and apples. The loaves freeze well, too."