Have a nut allergy? Just don’t like them? Substitute raisins, dates, dried cranberries or even chocolate chips. And no matter what, be sure to eat your first piece warm from the oven with a healthy pat of fresh butter.

Fresh Zucchini Bread

Me & Mcgee Produce, North Little Rock | Yields One Loaf

There’s more to Me & McGee than just produce—there’s also handmade peanut and pecan brittle! There are lots of great reasons to check out the North Little Rock farmers market scene, but the sweetest one just might be that first crunchy bite.

3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup nuts
3 cups grated zucchini

Preheat oven to 350° F. In one mixing bowl, combine the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix until blended. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, nuts and zucchini. Finally, mix both bowls together. Fill selected bread pan 2/3 full.  Bake for 1 hour. Remove bread from oven and let it rest in the pan for 5 minutes before removing. Remove bread from pan and place on a cooling rack until cooled.