Make your morning a little brighter with a recipe from Rise & Shine, a new collection of recipes from food and nutrition writer Katie Sullivan Morford. Whether you go sweet or savory, vegan or fully carnivorous, there’s a recipe in here that will wake you up right. Try this cheesy zucchini and olive bread on for size!

This isn’t your ordinary zucchini bread. It’s savory rather than sweet — a departure from typical breakfast breads, which err in the opposite direction. Treat the dough like you do the kids on your very best day: with a gentle hand. Quick breads don’t like an aggressive baker, so stir the batter enough to make the ingredients come together but no more. The payoff will be a golden loaf with a tender crumb punctuated by nuggets of cheese and salty olives. Cut it into generous slices, and get it warm and crusty in the toaster.

Boost It: Top the toasted bread with smoked salmon.

Adapt It: Leave out the olives.

Reprinted with permission from Rise and Shine