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 Zucchini Muffins

My parents have the best garden. I get so many cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and tons of other veggies that I just don’t know what to do with them. Usually I take them to work and it’s like a second Christmas in the office! Everyone always asks when I’m bringing in more cucumbers.

Zucchini Muffins

This time I’ve been gifted a bag full of zucchinis and there’s only so many times you can eat zucchini as it is before it gets a little old. I saw these zucchini muffins on Sally’s Baking Addiction and knew that this would be the change I was craving! Her muffins never let me down, and she’s perfected the art of the delicious big muffin top!!

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I used a yellow zucchini, but a green one would work just as well. She adds nutmeg as well as cinnamon and while I like nutmeg well enough, I decided that it wasn’t quite close enough to Christmas for me and just added a touch more cinnamon instead. I also needed a few extra minutes than what she mentioned, but I think I got bigger muffins. These are incredibly delicious and they’re definitely going to be breakfast tomorrow!

Zucchini Muffins

I did add a little bit of sugar to the top of a couple of them. Those came out with a light color top while the ones without sugar had a darker top. I like it both ways, but adding the sugar to the top gives it a bit of a crunch. You can’t go wrong with either option!

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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

I know that I just gave you a quick bread last week, but this bread is way different (but just as easy!). The last one was savory where this one is sweet. I ate the last one with dinner and then would have this for dessert. I think you get the picture. One can never have too much bread in the house. Plus I had bought a huge bunch of bananas from Costco and needed to make something with the overripe ones.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

I found this banana bread on Sally’s Baking Addiction, which is a great site. Her site is actually what inspired me to begin my own blog. I know I should keep you here, but it’s worth taking a look at all her delicious recipes. Alright! That’s enough about Sally. Now focus on this bread which is very moist and perfect right out of the oven. The sweetness is mostly concentrated in the cinnamon sugar swirl that runs through the middle. I liked this bread just plain, but my boyfriend would heat it up and add ice cream on top. Of course, he likes to add ice cream to just about anything.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

One of the things that drew me to this recipe was that it only took half a stick of butter and used greek yogurt. I’m a sucker for adding greek yogurt to recipes because it ups the calcium and protein content, while the flavor just blends into the recipe and no one’s the wiser that what they’re eating has been healthified. Yeah…I just made that up. It really should be a verb. If you have bananas in the house, make it now. If not, get some bananas, let them ripen, and then make it. The riper the bananas the sweeter the bread will be.

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Beer Bread

I’ve never made a loaf of bread before. I’ve never wanted to take the time to let it rise and kneed it and let it rise again. It’s always seemed like I would need to save a whole day if I wanted a fresh loaf of bread, and who has time for that?

Beer Bread

As I was perusing the internet, I came across a couple of quick-no-kneed breads which got me thinking that maybe one day I could take on this challenge. The last thing holding me back was the fact that I have zero yeast in my apartment. Zip, none, nada and no plans on purchasing any. However, I’ve had a couple of bottles of beer sitting in the back of my refrigerator for who knows how long. I think it’s been about a year. No one here really drinks beer and I’m not exactly sure why we have it in the first place.

Beer Bread

I saw Gimme Some Oven’s pin for a Honey Beer Bread and a light bulb went off. This bread was incredibly easy to make! I like hardy breads, and this was definitely on the heavier side. It has a nice crispy top and a soft center. It was so tasty that both my boyfriend and I went back for a second slice at dinner. We ate it plain, but warm with butter and jam on it sounds like a perfect breakfast! It’s best served warm.

Beer Bread

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