I know I’m going to get burned for doing this, but I’m turning on my oven today and whipping up a little kitchen sink fruit bread. I can hear the groaning replies now; Julie, have you seen how hot it is outside? Julie, have you lost your mind? Julie, no bread can possibly be worth the discomfort of heating up your kitchen right now.
Let me respond to these legitimate concerns and say that, yes, I am aware how hot is outside, and, yes, I may have lost my mind at some point between boy number one and boy number three. However, I’m starting to go through severe baking withdrawals (this mommy loves, loves, loves to use her oven!) and this bread is soooooo worth the effort and heat discomfort that comes along with it. So turn the air conditioner down a notch boys and girls cuz we’re baking some kitchen sink fruit bread.
You can probably already guess that this bread has a pile of fruit in it. Let’s just say I needed to clear out the fridge and that’s how it came to be made. The loaf contains a mixture of banana, zucchini, and blackberries. I love how the blackberries add a punch of color and flavor to the finished product. And of course, the streusel topping. Oh how I love the streusel topping. Am I tempting you yet to turn on the oven? Not over your dead body? Ok, well, let’s move on to the recipe and see if I can sway you with a few pictures!