I’m giving you an excuse to eat cake for dinner.
I mean, yes, this is a bread, but we all know that quick breads are really just cakes disguised as breads and are really just dessert disguised as snacks or breakfast. I love how this world works.
I also must really love you because I put vegetables in your cake disguised as bread disguised as dinner.
Two evenings ago I ate a perfectly ripe tomato covered in salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic and a generous grating of asiago cheese. It was so freaking good that it was the first thing in an entire WEEK that made me forget about this bread. A quintessential summer dinner (or okay, hello, an appetizer) wiped this loaf from my mind which was near impossible after five days of thinking about nothing else.
I made four loaves. FOUR.
I have issues.
Wait. For a minute let’s talk about things we were doing one year ago. I was making this crispy zucchini grilled cheese, which makes me feel better about life since I shared zucchini mid-June last year and still haven’t really learned anything. Also, sidebar, that sandwich makes me want to die. Like just shut the heck up and feed me nothing but that for the rest of my life.
I was also making this summer crostini, which yeah, I never ever stop talking about but with good reason. Make it for lunch and put it on regular toast. You won’t be sorry.
AND I was doing cool things like putting figs on pizza with bacon and not caring about what others think. Same with putting basil in this blueberry peach cobbler. Doing weird things that tasted good.
Remember a few months ago when I told you about this bread I had at brunch? Yessss. So good. I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting to make it, mostly so you could all use your garden zucchinis for said bread. But I couldn’t take it anymore! I don’t have a garden anyway (at least not yet… one may be coming…) so I bought my zucchini and made the dang bread. I figure it will give you something to look forward to later this summer. In the meantime, go buy a zucc and practice!
The bread was accidentally vegan – I didn’t intend it, but I’d already melted the coconut oil before realizing I was out of eggs. So I continued on my merry way with coconut milk and other delicious things and I’m so glad I did. It took three tries to get it right, but this is the version I love the most. And when I say “love the most,” I mean “devoured it in one night.”
As it should be.
SCROLL BELOW FOR DETAIL INSTRUCTIONS[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Coconut Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread. – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]