Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread

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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! 

sliced loaf of Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread on countertop

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.

slices of Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread

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:

  • Egg
  • Brown sugar
  • Canola oil
  • Granulated sugar
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder and baking soda
  • Salt
  • Mashed ripe bananas
  • Grated zucchini
  • Fresh blueberries 
two slices of Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread with 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!

  1. Simply stir together the wet ingredients.
  2. Then add the dry.
  3. Add the grated zucchini and mashed bananas and stir gently to combine.
  4. And finally fold in the blueberries. 
  5. 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.
  6. Let the quick bread cool for 15 minutes in its pan before removing to cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving!
Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread - Banana bread just got BETTER with juicy BLUEBERRIES in every bite!! The zucchini (you can't taste it) keeps it moist and HEALTHY! Easy and DELICIOUS!!

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. 

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! 

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. 

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! 

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. 

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! 

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Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread

By Averie Sunshine
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! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 10
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Ingredients  

  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • cup canola or vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cup sour cream, lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour + 1/4 cup for tossing with blueberries
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ 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)

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 247kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 170mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 20g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Originally posted August 17, 2016 and reposted July 28, 2021 and June 9, 2023 with updated text.

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  1. I tried this receipe thr second time. I didn’t really change much except left the white sugar out. Tried one with sour cream the other one with full fat greek yogurt. This time in a 9×8 pan. Again it’s way too brown on top and still too moist on the bottom of the dough. Dissapointed cause I like the taste a lot. Oven temp. Was set exactly to 350 fahrentheit. Not sure what I could have done differently? The first loaf I did turned out even more wet inside and too brown on the outside (and I did cover them all after a while)

    1. First, please don’t omit the sugar. Even though you may think it doesn’t alter anything, it does. Too much to discuss so just trust me.

      Secondly, make sure you are baking in a 9×5 loaf pan.

      Third, it sounds like you have a hot-running oven. Turn the temp down by 20-25 degrees. It will take longer to bake but it may not get overly browned.

      Four, follow my tenting the pan advice if that it’s still browning too much.

      Five, wring out the zucchini in your case, even though I don’t recommend it in general, in your case, give that a try too.

  2. 5 stars
    Followed recipe almost exactly as written except added 1/2 cup more blueberries and a couple shakes of cinnamon. I baked it in a 9×9 pan. Delicious. Whenever I bake anything in bread pan it is dry around edges and sinks in middle.

  3. 5 stars
    Followed recipe almost exactly as written except added 1/2 cup more blueberries and a couple shakes of cinnamon. I baked it in a 9×9 pan. Delicious. Whenever I bake anything in bread pan it is dry around edges and sinks in middle.

  4. 5 stars
    This bread AND your other Zucchini Breads are DELICIOUS! IM sticking with your recipes, NO failurs ever!

    1. That is wonderful to hear that you’ve had great successes with my recipes and you’re sticking with them!

  5. 5 stars
    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????

  6. 5 stars
    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????

    1. 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.

  7. 5 stars
    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.