Friday, September 14, 2012

Late Night Snack

I love zucchini, but more frequently than I'd like to admit I will buy it at the farmers market and then forget to use it all week.  This usually results in zucchini bread, and 9:00 on Wednesday night was no exception.

I typically use this recipe, sans walnuts.  The first time I made it, I didn't have any nutmeg on hand, so I substituted pumpkin pie spice (I still don't know why I had pumpkin pie spice but not nutmeg!), and it was so good that I never bothered to make it any other way.  It's especially delicious with maple spiced pumpkin butter from Dutch Hill Preserves or apple butter from Beechwood Orchards!

Oddly enough, as much as I love pumpkin everything, I've never made pumpkin bread before, so I think that may be my next adventure in late-night bread making.  Now the question is: do I finally go out and buy nutmeg for this recipe or substitute pumpkin pie spice again??? ;-)

What are your favorite recipes for the fall?


  1. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    Too often I buy a specific spice for a recipe and never use it again. Now, I've finally resorted to always googling "substitute for [insert ingredient here]" before I buy something that's not in the pantry. For example, did you know you can make your own buttermilk by combining water & vinegar? WAY cheaper than buying a big tub of buttermilk at Acme (that I won't use again before it expires!)

  2. buy the nutmeg. Connecticut is known for nutmeg (though I'm not sure why). buy the nutmeg and help to support my small a** state. ;)

  3. This bread sounds so delicious that I would continue to use the pumpkin pie spice. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!


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