Browned Butter Cream Cheese Glaze on Zucchini Banana Bread

We now get some produce via a local community garden that delivers… for free! The downside is that I got a little order-happy and have way more zucchini currently in my possession than I have any idea what to do with. So… I made zucchini banana bread. No one claims that it isn’t a heaven of butter and sugar and flour, but it also contains two full bananas and a huge pile of grated zucchini. Win win win win.

I used the lovely recipe from Averie Cooks – she has such a professional look to her site but she also includes stories about cooking, which are obviously my favorite. I was going to forego a glaze this time, but reading about hers just made me itch to brown some butter… and this turned out WONDERFUL. My sweet-toothed, veggie-averse father in law came back for seconds of this recipe, so I fully recommend making it. I was low on cream cheese, so i skimped on it a little, and I added cinnamon to it, but otherwise, all the glory of this is in the browned butter and the confectioner’s sugar…

Honestly, I have been wanting to love on my coworkers a little this week, so with the remaining overripe bananas and another zucchini, I’m probably gonna make another batch and bring it in for them. While I’m sure their husbands may get the lions share (both of my closest coworkers are very health-conscious), I bet the fact that it’s plump with veggies and fruit will convince them to sample it. Just the act of writing about it makes me want to make more of it, that’s how much this combines all my loves: comfort food, good stories, and sharing things with others! What is your favorite food to give as a gift?

 

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5 comments on “Browned Butter Cream Cheese Glaze on Zucchini Banana Bread

  1. My favorite gift to give is our family Italian Chocolate Cookies!

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  2. I wish I was one of your co-workers…yum!

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  3. patsquared2 says:

    This sounds positively decadent! I am also, always overloaded with zucchini. I plant Sicilian zucchetta..and those babies produce! Two great recipes that I use are Zucchini Fritters and Zucchini Crusted Pizza. I can share if you want them.

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  4. This looks sumptuous and interesting at the same time, what a mesmerizing vibe to the tongue…good job! Keep it up! But it makes me hungry…lol…that’s the point you’ve made…great!

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  5. […] be pretty proud of me. I’ve also been really happy with recipes like the Apple Cake and the Zucchini Bread I’ve made over the past few months, which combine my love of pastry with a mixed in serving […]

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