Blueberry Zucchini Bread

blueberry zucchini bread!

During the car ride home from my parent’s house yesterday, I listed all the recipes I need to post on this here website to Casey and he had no recollection of me making Blueberry Zucchini Bread! When I described it as “that tasty/moist/lemony bread studded with juicy blueberries…you know the one you ate a LOT of?” the memory of eating the bread finally came back. Apparently he was just thrown off by the word zucchini because he had no idea there was zucchini in that bread! Cooper had no clue too. I’m guilty of vegetable hiding.

snack time!

Blueberries & Zucchini! They’re both in season right now, so why not combine the two and make a scrumptious bread? This recipe makes TWO loaves. If you’re scared that you’ll eat BOTH loaves (which is easy to do and I don’t blame you), wrap one up and give it to your neighbor/friend/coworker and earn brownie points. If you’re feeling greedy, wrap up the second loaf and stash it in your freezer. Blueberry zucchini bread will be a great start to your week, next week!

And we’re off!

Get your ingredients together!

ingredient party!

Grate that zucchini! Watch your knuckles. This isn’t Blueberry Zucchini Knuckle Bread.

zucchini shredding

Measure the dry stuff.

dry ingredients

Cream the butter & sugar. Don’t you love that smell? I sure do.

creaming

Add one egg at a time. MIX.

one egg at a time

Vanilla and yogurt enter the picture…there’s some lemon zest in a minute.

vanilla lemon zest

Add the wet to the dry. In a few stages.

dry meets wet

Hello zucchini and lemon zest! Nice of you to join us.

hello zucchini

Blueberries make their appearance. Fold fold fold. Done.

hello blueberries

Put into lubed loaf pans. Even it out. Tap to settle. Into the oven. Now BAKE.

loafing

Hello loaf #1 of 2. I didn’t take a picture of loaf 2 because…I ate a slice before it cooled! I’m not proud.

done!

Slice it up! OOOH. That piece had a nice little blueberry grouping.

blueberry zucchini bread

This blueberry cluster is pretty nice too.

berry. studded.

One loaf for me. One loaf for you.

I think on the next round I might try adding the topping from this banana bread to the recipe.

I have no doubt that it would be incredible.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Makes 2 loaves

(recipe adapted from The Complete Kitchen Garden, by Ellen Ecker Ogden)

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (about 3 medium zucchini)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350F. Position rack in the center of the oven. Lightly butter and flour two loaf pans, tapping out the excess flour (I used cooking spray).

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter on high speed with a hand mixer until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and beat in the vanilla and yogurt. Gradually add the flour mixture until combined.

With a wooden spoon, fold in the zucchini, lemon zest and blueberries and stir gently until ingredients are just blended. Pour into the floured pan and tap on the counter to even the batter.  Bake until toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

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  • July 25, 2011

    I just love the addition of blueberries!

  • July 25, 2011

    my mouth is watering. there is no better breakfast than zucchini bread (or pumpkin bread) and a cup of tea…and add my favorite fruit – i’m in heaven! can’t wait to try this recipe

    • July 25, 2011

      Agreed! Nothing better!

  • July 25, 2011

    i can get behind anything made in a loaf pan.

    • July 25, 2011

      I like that about you!

  • July 25, 2011

    This sounds amazing! I’ve never seemed to make a great zucchini loaf- but maybe the reason is that I’ve not added blueberries?! ?

  • July 26, 2011

    This sounds perfect! I love adding zucchini to bread and am also a huge blueberry fan!

  • July 26, 2011

    I want to eat this bread!

  • July 26, 2011

    My courgette plants from the garden are starting to go mental producing little courgettes. I’m so excited! This recipe will come in very handy in a week or so.

  • July 26, 2011

    I might have to make this! Zucchini from my mother-in-law’s garden and blueberries from our berry picking adventure on Saturday. Looks delicious!

  • Maddie
    July 26, 2011

    Mmmmmmm! That banana bread topping will be sooo yummy! I hope this replaces my banana bread addiction which was getting out of control. Thanks Tracy, I can’t wait to bake this.

  • July 26, 2011

    I was just wondering what to do with the bluberries and lonely zucchini I have in my fridge, now I know! I am so whipping this up tonite! I think it will be my dinner!!LOL! Thanks!

  • July 26, 2011

    Have zucchini…need blueberries!!

  • July 27, 2011

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to try adding blueberries the next time I make zucchini bread. :)

  • July 27, 2011

    This reminds me of Amish friendship bread I made last summer with blueberries. The blueberries totally made it. I’ve never made zucchini bread *gasp*, but now that I’ve joined a CSA, I’m sure it will be a must when my kitchen fills up with zucchini. This recipe looks great!

  • This looks amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  • July 27, 2011

    yummmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!

  • Sarah
    July 28, 2011

    Question: I have some plain Greek yogurt in my fridge, begging to be used. Could that be substituted?

    • July 28, 2011

      YES!! Your mixture might be on the thicker side. If it’s tough to mix add a smidgen of water. Hope this helps!

  • Vanessa
    July 28, 2011

    Blueberry Zucchini Knuckle Bread-LMAO! I’m always thinking something along those lines whenever I grate something.

  • July 28, 2011

    Hey Tracy! I loved your recipe for this Blueberry Zucchini Bread and I will be featuring a link to your blog tomorrow on my Notepad Features. Thank you for sharing!

    • July 29, 2011

      Oh cool! Send me a link! :)

  • July 31, 2011

    I just made this tonight and OMG it was delicious! I honestly wouldn’t change a thing. I’m totally going to bring this into the office next week. YOU ROCK!

  • July 31, 2011

    Oh forgot to mention: I used plain Greek yogurt (noticed Sarah above asking about it) and it was a bit stiff on the mixing but totally doable. And delicious.

  • We love blueberry zucchini bread — although we use applesauce and olive oil in place of the butter. Although, now I’m tempted to try it with Greek yogurt.

    • August 1, 2011

      And now I’m tempted to try applesauce!

  • Christina
    August 2, 2011

    Made this today and it was SO good! I substituted half of the flour with whole wheat pastry flour and cut the sugar down by 1/4 cup. Thanks Tracy!

    • August 2, 2011

      Good to know!! I’ll be using whole wheat pastry flour next time!

  • SeaDub
    August 7, 2011

    Just made this…absolutely fabulous (and I used greek yogurt)!

  • August 10, 2011

    This is great. I would love to see more delicious recipes on this site!

  • August 11, 2011

    Wow! What an awesome recipe! Looks great.

  • Devon
    August 18, 2011

    So good…and I am always looking for ways to trick the kids and the blueberries really distract from the green!

  • September 2, 2011

    Hi Tracy,

    Gorgeous photos! Glad that you and others enjoyed this recipe from my book, The Complete Kitchen Garden. (please note that permission is required before reprinting since it is copyrighted.) Anyone wishing to order a copy can go to Amazon or order direct from me at:www.ellenogden.com. Thanks!

    Ellen Ecker Ogden
    Author of The Complete Kitchen Garden

    p.s. ( This recipe makes yummy muffins, too!)

  • September 6, 2011

    Really love the blog. It’s adorable!

  • October 8, 2011

    Thank you so much for bringing this recipe into my life!
    First attempt at baking bread and it was delicious and not too hard to make.
    As usual, Shutterbean, you ROCK! :)

    • October 10, 2011

      Oh YAY!!! Thanks for trying it, Lacey!

  • October 9, 2011

    That looks so delicious! Yum!

  • October 24, 2011

    Thanks for sharing this step by step for making blueberry zucchini bread. I love bread and will definitely going to try this out.

  • Melanie
    August 13, 2012

    Tracy, I made this bread today … it is amazing. Thank you for posting such creative and beautiful recipes.

    • Tracy
      August 14, 2012

      Thank you for trying it out Melanie. I’m so glad you liked it.

  • jenn
    September 4, 2012

    making this for my coworkers tomorrow! one of them has never had zucchini bread before….i’m sure she’s gong to love this!

  • September 26, 2012

    Made this tonite but used almonds in place of the blueberries and it is delish! Thank you so much for the recipe. Cannot wait to use blueberries!! Yummy

  • Kate
    August 19, 2013

    Yum! I have 1 batch of bread and 1 batch of muffins in progress now. The batter tastes hella good. I think in the end I had a little extra zucchini and I subbed the butter for 145 mL (just over half a cup) of safflower oil. Doesn’t seem to be a problem. Thanks for the recipe!

  • August 24, 2013

    Tracy, this recipe is brilliant. Per several reader’s comments here, I revamped it with greek yogurt for my blog– can you say guilt-free? :) Thanks for helping me make the most of summer’s bounty!

    • Tracy
      August 24, 2013

      awesome!!!

  • February 7, 2014

    Thank you for relinking this! Pinned! It looks amazing, Tracy! Baking with both greek yog & zucchini, sooo moist and soft I bet!

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