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Sunday
Sep082019

Peach Zucchini Coffee Cake

I exist solely to make sure that there are enough carbs in the house for Mila. She lives for mac-n-cheese, bread, pasta, more bread, and did she mention that she likes mac-n-cheese? I'm not a huge carb person (gimme ice cream, please), so Mila more than makes up for what I leave behind.

Sometimes I squeeze fruits and vegetables into her carbs. Make no mistake, they still aren't healthy, but at least there is some sort of nutrition involved. Or so I tell myself.

ANYWAY.

Peach Zucchini Coffee Cake. It's reaaaaaaaallllllly good, especially warm with coffee or milk. It's a nice break from the traditional Zucchini Bread, plus the peach adds a warm touch of sweet that is *perfection*. Also, it bakes up in an 9"x13" pan instead of a bread pan, so that makes my life easier. It really does.

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Go make this coffee cake.

Peach Zucchini Coffee Cake

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted (I have been sifting all of my flour lately - it does make things bake up fluffier)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 6-7" zucchini, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 medium peaches, chopped (about 2 cups)

For the topping:
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Pull out an 9"x13" glass baking dish (like this or similar). There's no need to spray or butter it; the coffee cake manages to not stick all on its own.

2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, egg, and milk in a large mixing bowl. A rubber spatula works fine to stir them all together.

3. Add the zucchini and peaches and stir some more.

4. Pour into your 9"x13" pan and smooth out the batter.

5. In a small bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of the batter.

6. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

7. If you like a really crunchy top on your coffee cake, sprinkle a bit more brown sugar on top and place it back in the oven for 2-3 minutes using the high broiler setting. Keep an eye on it and pull it out early if it starts to look like it might burn. Broiler settings vary WILDLY.

8. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before trying to cut it. But eat it warm. Seriously. Do yourself a favor and try some while it's still warm. It's so happy.

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