I have never created a more delicious way to use up zucchini! This decadent bread is going to become a classic in your house just like it has in mine!
I have more zucchini than I know what to do with, so coming up with NEW ways to use it has been a challenge this year. But man, it has been a FUN challenge!
This bread tastes exactly like an Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart bread. I had a hard time sharing it at first, because I knew that once everyone tried it there would be none left!
Recipe adapted from Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread.
Tips for Success:
I found that heating up the diced zucchini in the apple cider/apple juice really helped to infuse the zucchini.
I used about 2 cups of apple cider in this picture and that was TOO MUCH! You can use just enough to cover the zucchini bits, which ended up being about 1 cup.
Here is what the dough looks like after I rolled it out and covered it in the melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and zucchini bits.
Next I cut the dough into strips with a long knife. My Wüsthof knife worked amazing for 2 reasons:
- It was long and sharp.
- It was wide enough that I could use it to move the long pieces of dough over to my stack.
After I had cut all the strips I then started stacking them on top of one another. This was indeed a messy process, but with all the cinnamon and sugar making my kitchen smell great, I knew it would be worth the mess.
Then, after all the strips were stacked, I cut 3-4 inch sections out. Then I started setting the sections into the pan making sure that the dough was upright, or stacking horizontally, not vertically.
Make sure you grab all the leftover pieces and throw them on top of the bread before baking!
Sometimes I get all gushy and say over-the-top things like, “This is AMAZING!” and “Best recipe ever!” and “You HAVE TO TRY THIS!”.
Well… yes. To all of that.
This recipe had a glaze that went with it, but I chose not to add it on. You still can if you love an ooey-gooey sweet and sugary glaze (which I definitely do!) but I encourage you to try it without first. This is a great recipe for Vanilla Glaze.
Quick Tip! You can make this the night before. Well, some of it! Right after you make the dough you can place it in the fridge overnight. Just remove it and allow it to come to room temperature in the morning, then continue the recipe as direct.