Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread — This is an easy zucchini bread recipe that’s packed with bananas and juicy blueberries. I guarantee this will be your new favorite quick bread!
Table of contents
- Moist Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread
- Baking Takes A While!
- What’s in Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread?
- How to Make Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread
- Can I Freeze Zucchini Bread?
- Can I Use Another Berry in This Recipe?
- Can I Turn This Quick Bread Recipe Into Muffins?
- Tips for Making Banana Zucchini Bread
- More Easy Banana Bread Recipes:
Moist Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread
About a month ago I made Blueberry Zucchini Bread and fell in love with it. But if there’s one thing I like more than even that bread, it’s this banana zucchini bread.
For me, banana bread is better than a fancy layer cake or a decadent slice of pie. I have over 40+ banana bread recipes to prove it and there’s always room for one more!
It’s an easy, no mixer recipe for banana bread that’s spiked with juicy blueberries in every bite. Your house will smell like a bakery as the bread bakes.
Zucchini is one of my favorite secret weapon ingredients because it keeps everything very moist and tender without imparting much flavor. If you close your eyes so you can’t see the green flecks, I doubt you’ll be able to taste it. My family said they couldn’t taste it at all here nor could they in my last loaf.
Since you’re getting extra veggies from the zucchini and a double serving of fruit from the bananas and blueberries, I didn’t mind reaching for multiple slices of this soft, springy bread.
Baking Takes A While!
This quick bread recipe takes awhile to bake. My loaf took 90 minutes to cook through.
I tented it with foil at the 45 minute mark to prevent the top and sides from browning too quickly while allowing the interior a chance to set up.
Between the moisture from the bananas, zucchini, and blueberries, it takes time to cook through but the result is an incredibly moist loaf.
Don’t get hung up on the clock. Bake until your bread is done, whatever that means with your ingredients, oven, and climate.
What’s in Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread?
As with all of my easy zucchini bread recipes, you don’t need any special ingredients to make this recipe.
For this blueberry banana bread, you’ll need:
- Brown sugar
- Canola oil
- Granulated sugar
- Sour cream
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder and baking soda
- Mashed ripe bananas
- Grated zucchini
- Fresh blueberries
Note: All ingredients amounts are listed in the recipe card section when you keep scrolling down.
How to Make Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread
This moist zucchini bread couldn’t be easier to make!
- Simply stir together the wet ingredients.
- Then add the dry.
- Add the grated zucchini and mashed bananas and stir gently to combine.
- And finally fold in the blueberries.
- Turn the banana zucchini bread batter into a floured and greased loaf pan and bake for around 90 minutes. You’ll need to tent the bread with foil at the 45-minute mark so it doesn’t burn on top.
- Let the quick bread cool for 15 minutes in its pan before removing to cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving!
Can I Freeze Zucchini Bread?
Absolutely! You can freeze this bread for up to 4 months.
Let it cool to room temperature before sealing it in a freezer bag.
Alternately, you can wrap it in a few layers of plastic wrap. When you’re ready to eat this blueberry banana bread, set it on your counter overnight to thaw.
Can I Use Another Berry in This Recipe?
That sounds like a great idea! If your berries are larger than a blueberry (like strawberries, for example), you’ll want to dice them into smaller pieces.
Can I Turn This Quick Bread Recipe Into Muffins?
I haven’t tried that myself, so I can’t say for absolute sure.
However, I’ve had readers report success making these as regular-sized muffins and baking them for 30 to 35 minutes at 350F.
I can’t guarantee the results though, as I’ve only ever made this as a banana zucchini loaf.
Tips for Making Banana Zucchini Bread
You want to use really ripe bananas for this recipe. They should have plenty of black spots on them and should smell sweet. If your bananas aren’t ripe enough, your blueberry banana bread won’t be as sweet and the texture might be off.
Also note that before adding the blueberries to the batter you need to toss them in some flour to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the loaf.
And I’ve only ever used fresh blueberries for this recipe, so I can’t speak to whether or not frozen would work. My gut says frozen would likely be okay, but you wouldn’t want to thaw them. Frozen would also increase the bake time so be prepared to add 5-10 minutes more is my guess but of course watch your loaf.
Lastly, make sure your baking powder and baking soda aren’t expired. If they’re not fresh, your loaf may not rise and will turn out incredibly dense.
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Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread
This Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread is so moist and flavorful thanks to the blueberries and banana. I guarantee this will be your new favorite quick bread!
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cup sour cream (lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour + 1/4 cup for tossing with blueberries
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (from about 2 medium/large bananas)
- 1 cup coarsely grated zucchini, laid loosely in cup and not packed (don’t wring out)
- 1 cup (6 ounces) fresh blueberries (I haven’t tried with frozen)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray one 9×5-inch loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside.
- To a large bowl, add the the first six ingredients, through vanilla, and whisk to combine.
- Add 1 1/4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
- Add the bananas, zucchini, and stir to combine; set aside.
- To a medium bowl, add the blueberries, 1/4 cup flour (helps prevent them from sinking while baking), and toss to coat.
- Add the blueberries and all flour bits to the large bowl with the batter and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
- Turn batter out into the prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula. Tip – Evenly sprinkle the surface with 1 to 2 tablespoons blueberries for a visual pop of color.
- Place loaf pan on a baking sheet (for insurance against overflow) and bake for about 90 minutes (start checking at about 75 minutes), or until the top is golden, the center is set, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Important note: At the 45 minute mark, tent the pan with a sheet of foil draped loosely over it to prevent the top and sides from browning too quickly while giving the interior a chance to cook through. I encourage rotating the pan a couple times during baking to ensure even baking because many ovens don’t bake evenly. Baking times will vary based on the moisture content of the bananas, zucchini, blueberries, climate, and oven variances. Bake until done; watch your bread, not the clock and don’t worry if it takes more or less time to bake than the baking time estimate provided.
- Allow bread to cool in pan for about 15 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving. Bread will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Adapted from Blueberry Zucchini Bread and Zucchini Banana Bread.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g
More Easy Banana Bread Recipes:
The Best Strawberry Banana Bread — Baking with bananas and strawberries adds so much moisture that it’s impossible to have a dry loaf!
Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread — Banana bread that’s like having cheesecake baked in! Soft, fluffy, easy and tastes ahhhh-mazing!!
Six-Banana Banana Bread — Not sure what to do with overripe bananas you have on hand? Make this Six-Banana Banana Bread! This is the best banana bread recipe EVER — it’s so moist and flavorful!
Brown Sugar Blueberry Banana Bread — Super moist blueberry banana bread made with Greek yogurt and dark brown sugar. Smear some homemade blueberry butter onto a slice of this blueberry brown sugar banana bread and prepare to fall in love!
Pineapple Coconut Oil Banana Bread — This banana bread is incredibly moist and is ever so slightly coconut flavored thanks to the coconut oil in the batter. You’ll definitely want seconds of this easy banana bread recipe!
Browned Butter Buttermilk Banana Bread with Strawberry Butter — This homemade banana bread recipe is made with buttermilk and browned butter, which makes it super flavorful. Top it with a schmear of strawberry butter and dig in!
Carrot Banana Bread — This super moist, springy, tender carrot banana bread is bread that reminds me of cake and I’m not complaining.
Originally posted August 17, 2016 and reposted July 28, 2021 and June 9, 2023 with updated text.
This bread AND your other Zucchini Breads are DELICIOUS! IM sticking with your recipes, NO failurs ever!
That is wonderful to hear that you’ve had great successes with my recipes and you’re sticking with them!
How can I SAVE these recipes, I’v made several, and LOVE THEM, but don’t no how to put them on my Pintrist board????
Every photo has a hoovering Pinterest button in the upper right or left hand corner (depending on your device) and you can save/Pin easily that way.
Made Blueberry,Zucchini, Banana bread with frozen blueberry. Turned out beautiful. Your recipes are awesome. Made the broccoli cheese soup and the strawberry bar also.
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you love my recipes. Thank you for letting me know they all have turned out awesome. Best comment all day, thank you!
This was perfect! I used coconut oil and greek yogurt. Moist, and not so sweet as sometimes these breads can be. I love bananas, so this was right up my alley! Thank you for another great recipe :)
This was SO good! I used coconut oil in place of the vegetable oil. I also used frozen thawed blueberries. I still dusted them with the flour, and it turned out delicious! Thank you!
Thanks for the 5 star review and great to hear this was delicious! I loveee using coconut oil in place of veg/canola oil as well! It adds such a lovely touch. Glad the frozen berries also worked great.
I made this recipe. I got nervous letting it cook so long but your time proved to be accurate. It is dense but soft. My little granddaughters enjoyed it as well as my 96-year-old mother. Plan to make it again tomorrow. I just need to buy more bananas so I can keep up with a supply of over ripe ones. Thank you for the detailed instructions.
Glad all the generations in your family are enjoying this! Yes, it’s a super moist batter and that is why the long baking time. Glad it worked out for you.
Useful Content. Thanks a lot for the info!
Very moist. I used a lot more blueberries. Not too sweet. Just right
Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad this was just right for you!
OMG. I am hooked and my entire family is hooked to this blueberry zucchini bread. OMG!!!!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad your whole family is hooked to this bread!
I just finished making this bread as stated & after reading other comments I decided to put it in a 9 x 9 pan. Baked it for 35 minutes at 350° and it came out perfect! It might have needed another one or two minutes to finish cooking but it came out pretty good and I will be making it again ! Thank you!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that it worked out perfectly for you in a 9×9 and that you will be making it again!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this was amazing!
I used frozen blueberries with no problem. I also doubled the recipe and used a 9×11 cake pan, and cut into squares. Awesome recipe!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that the frozen berries worked well as did the 9×11 cake pan. I can see that being great here for such a moist batter like this one since it pushes it out in a much larger and shallower surface area so it will cook quicker probably I am guessing.
Would it be possible to add raisins and carrots to this recipe?
Yes but it’s already a moist bread and adding carrots especially will make it even moister so you may need to add a touch more flour and/or bake a bit longer.
I’ve been making this blueberry banana bread and the carrot banana bread and they’re amazing! I don’t consume dairy so I omitted the sour cream and instead do 1/4 cup brown sugar and then 1/4 cup of half maple syrup and half almond milk. The bread turns out great – rises perfectly and is SO moist! Thank you for this!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you’ve been making this bread as well as the carrot banana bread and have been making them dairy free with great results!
Have you tried making this bread with almond flour or another white flour substitute?
It would not work with almond flour. Have not tried another white flour sub.
I made it exactly how it was written but it only took 70 min to bake. I haven’t tasted it yet as it so pretty! I may add some cinnamon to it next time. I love cinnamon in banana bread and I think it would compliment it nicely.
is it possible to make muffins instead of bread ???
Thank you for this awesome recipe! I love your site! The bread came out delicious…everyone loved it! To keep in my favorites! Love from Quebec, Canada! :)
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this came out deliciously!
This recipe is just perfect and i was able to use the banana and zucchini from my freezer. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that you were able to use up what you had and wouldn’t change a thing!
One of the best breads I’ve tried. I make it often. Thank you for sharing!!
Thanks and glad you make it often!
Hi there! Made this recipe last night. Cooked and cooked and cooked- looked risen felt springy. Overnight completely sunk 😢😢
Tastes delicious but texture is completely off is there anything I can do to save it next day? Is it stupid to ask if putting it back in the oven will do anything now? Clearly need some bread making practice over here…
This loaf does take a while to cook through fully from all the moist ingredients. Sunk means it really wasn’t cooked through properly and in my opinion, I would toss it. Anything with this much fruit/eggs that wasn’t fully cooked is a bacterial breeding ground. Next time I would bake it just a bit longer or possibly you could wring out some of the moisture from the zucchini in a paper towel before adding it to the batter – that may help too.
This recipe turned out fabulous! I substituted half of the white flour with whole wheat flour and used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I made the recipe into 12 muffins instead of a loaf and baked them at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. The muffins were wonderful and I will definitely make them again!!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad the whole wheat flour worked out ok!
My only comment is “you are the best”
Awww…thank you very much!!
This is by far the best bread recipe I have ever made! My family gave it a total thumbs up! Highly recommend. I used frozen blueberries and frozen zuc, that I had in the freezer. Turned out great!
Thanks for the five star review and I’m so glad to hear that the frozen products worked out just great for you!
Was wondering if you or anyone on the thread has tried alternative flours or if anyone knows has a reliable source for converting recipes using alternative ingredients ..thanks to anyone who can help out.
Bob The Baker
When you say alternative flours, not sure if you mean GF or what you are referring to. If that’s what you mean, I would just try one of the GF flour blends that are designed for baking to replace regular flour one for one.
This was soooooo good – moist, flavorful, healthy and low cal. Perfect! And very easy to make!
Thanks for trying the recipe and glad this hit the spot all the way around!
Just made these tonight! Used frozen blueberries without problems and made them into muffins which only took about 30 minutes (I used silicone muffin tins) thanks for a great new recipe!
Glad they turned out amazing for you!
Can these be made into mini muffins? How long would you cook them and what temperature? Thank you!
I’ve only made as written so I can’t really give advice on the details if you change things.
Hello, do you think this recipe will work with blackberries as well? There are so many blackberries over here and I really would like to bake something with them and your recipe sounds so good!
If they’re sweet and in season, go for it!
I’m no baker, but I definitely had to try this recipe! I baked it for about 100 minutes. For whatever reason, the loaf didn’t rise. It’s actually about half the height that it should be. Any ideas why?
It’s really hard to say. Being that you don’t bake much, were all your ingredients fresh, i.e. baking soda and powder? Also zucchini and berries are both very moist. It could be that you needed to wring the zucchini out – and/or add more flour if the batter was really moist. It’s hard to troubleshoot from afar. But being that it’s an issue of a short and squat loaf, I am guessing it was the baking soda and powder. Thanks for trying the recipe.
Your Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread is so yummy! My family loves it! I am featuring your recipe in a blog post today at shallowcreekhobbyfarm.com with a link back to this site. Thanks for such a great recipe!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you!
Yesterday we tried the recipe with mini loaves and it was fantastic. For my oven (which is hyper) we baked the mini loaves at 320 degrees and started checking them after about 35 minutes. These will be perfect to sell at farmer’s markets or bake sales. :)
I made this blueberry,banana and zucchini bread last night with a coconut Greek yogurt instead of sour cream….
OMG it was to die for!!! Soooooo good….. Good thing I made 2 loaves since my husband ate most of the first one and I took the second one to work. Made my co-workers happy!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! You have lucky coworkers!
Hi Averie, just a quick note to let you know that the first loaf I made was so good that I have just made a double batch and its in the oven. Hoping it turns out as well! I can’t believe my luck to find this great recipe that uses up my garden zucchini (ok lets be honest – it used one big one and I have tons left), fresh blueberries from the market and ripe bananas that were going to go in the freezer with all the other bananas lol. Thanks so much for this and many of your other great recipes!!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great and that you were able to use things you had on hand! If you are on the hunt for other zucchini recipes, here are some of mine https://www.averiecooks.com/tag/zucchini
Do you know if this bread freezes well? I’d like to take some camping next week but I have fresh blueberries and ripe bananas now. Thanks ?
Most breads like this freeze very well and although I haven’t personally tried, I think it will be totally fine. Enjoy the bread while you’re camping!
Do different oils substitute easily? Instead of canola or vegetable oil would coconut oil work?
Do different oils substitute easily? = yes and no, depends what you’re making. Canola or veg are fine here. With coconut, you could probably use it, noting it will impart some flavor that the others won’t.
I keep saying it but need to get on the zucchini train, this bread looks so moist. I am with you, banana bread is so great, I love making new versions too! This is one to try!
Get on that train for sure! :)
Wow! Another great recipe!
Hey girl this looks really good!
I am making this, this weekend! I’m going to be home alone and not a better way to spend it than cooking some delicious banana bread!!! I love all of your recipes I have tried.
Thanks and glad they’ve been winners for you!
Zucchini in baking is literally the best! You always make such great quick breads!
I wish you were here to snack on some with me!
Ooh. We loved your original recipe. You can’t go wrong with bananas.
You are a mind reader! I have all this in my house and I want to use it up before we go on vacation! Perfect recipe to clear out the produce.
Love that you have all of this on hand! Perfect way to clear it all out before you vacation!
I think my goal in life is to eat 40 loaves of banana bread before I turn 40… lol. I love all of them but I think this might be my favorite of yours…
The one banana bread I haven’t made yet is your recipe for your mom’s. That crack down the center gets me every time!
Craving this bread with coffee!
I miss our coffee dates! xo
Is your house just quick bread central? I just imagine your countertops loaded down with quick breads all the time. Really good ones, with zucchini. :)
This one’s another winner!
I feel like I am quick bread central :) Thankfully they freeze well and with banana bread anything, they never last long anyway because it’s my thing :)
This really is a fruit and veggie loaf!! It has so many moisturizing ingredients so I can see why it would take longer to bake–but I bet it’s worth it.?
It did surprise me with how long it took but then after I thought about it, yes all those moisturizing ingredients just took awhile. And yes, worth the wait :)