Zucchini Bread with Cheesecake Swirl
If you like Zucchini Bread or Muffins with Cream Cheese frosting, you’re going to love this easy, quick bread recipe for Zucchini Bread with Cheesecake Swirl. Seriously I took my favorite basic quick bread recipe, cut the sugar a bit, added a cheesecake swirl and grated zucchini. If your kids object to green bits in their bread, you can peel the zucchini, but it usually isn’t a problem. And get your fresh garden zucchini while you can because I just saw fresh snow on the mountain for the first time.
I entirely burned my family out on this recipe in the development phase. I made batches of this bread trying to get it just right. In the end, I came to realize the Cheesecake layer was going to do what the leavening agents make it do. Drop, swirl, tilt, rise or fall, the Cheesecake is just along for the ride. A tasty ride!
Do your kids object to green flakes in bread? I know adults who let it bother them so don’t feel bad if they do. You can just peel the zukes before grating it. Or you can be a stellar mom like me and say tough luck eat it or don’t. Interestingly my kids always choose to eat it. HA!
It’s definitely Zucchini Season, amirite? This is the culmination of the summer, abundant Zucchini just hanging around in the gardens waiting to get used. Somewhere, somehow. Or gifted, that’s another way to get Zucchini out of the garden. I prefer to grate them up though. And then I freeze them in bags for recipes like this one. I can make Zucchini Bread with Cheesecake Swirl all winter long. It’s also great to throw in pasta sauce, lasagne, curries or stir-fries. Having it tucked in the freezer is like being well prepared for winter, you’ll always have something to eat.
How do you spell that again?!?
PS If you ever want to learn to spell zucchini correctly just write a blog post about it and you’ll be fine.