The flavors of late summer and early fall come together beautifully in this deliciously fragrant Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread.
After a string of gorgeous summer days at our lake house in Grand Isle, Vermont, last Thursday, a cold front moved in from Canada and that morning we awoke to a cool and crisp morning. My son even put on a sweatshirt for the first time this August. It was the perfect day to stay in, turn on the oven, get cozy and do some baking.
Zucchini bread is a favorite at our house, loved by both kids and adults and a few weeks ago I shared one of our favorites, these delicious Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves. I was in possession of a nice big zucchini from one of my favorite farm stands, but wanted to do something a little different. With fall right around the corner, I thought it was a good time to pull out an old favorite recipe for Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread.
Sweet potatoes and zucchini go so nicely together and I love that this recipe combines zucchini — a summer veggie, with sweet potato — a fall veggie, perfect for this time of year, when we are transitioning between the seasons.
This recipe makes one good sized 9-inch x 5-inch loaf and has a bake time of over an hour. So, once I popped the loaf in the oven, the kids and I settled down for a marathon session of Lincoln Logs. The kids were creating some great things — my 7-year old son made an impressive bunch of pontoon boats– but the delicious smells coming from the oven were very distracting and my twin 3-year old girls couldn’t stop asking when the zucchini bread would be ready.
When this wonderful Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread was finally ready to come out of the oven, I barely had time to let it cool down and slice it up before my girls pounced on it. My son, who can be picky about his baked goods – he doesn’t like anything with chunks of fruit or veggies or nuts – was a bit skeptical when he spotted some orange bits from the grated sweet potato. He did give it a try, but it wasn’t his favorite, he prefers my Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves. But, that’s ok, I’m glad he tried it and everyone else in the family loves this delicious Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread.
A slice of this delicious Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread is wonderful for breakfast along with a cup of coffee. This fragrant bread also makes a great addition to the lunchbox or is perfect for a snack anytime.