Courgette bread (Zucchini bread) is an American staple which is not (yet!) appreciated in Britain. "Yuck, courgettes in bread?" I hear you cry; but you like carrot cake, right? This is a ‘quick bread’ (sweet & non-yeasted) just like banana bread, which can be made from this recipe as well (see tip). With courgettes or bananas, it's a delicious dairy-free treat.
For banana bread, simply substitute the same weight of peeled bananas for the courgettes, about 3 bananas, well mashed, and the riper the better, best if they are really brown. I also add more ground cinnamon and nutmeg, and a touch of ground ginger when making this recipe with bananas.