Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread — This blueberry zucchini bread is a quick, no-mixer recipe that’s sweet, but not too sweet. Each bite is bursting with fresh blueberries!

sliced loaf of Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Easy Blueberry Zucchini Bread Recipe

Just when I thought I’d made every combination of quick breads, from banana zucchini to blueberry banana to carrot zucchini, I realized there was one I hadn’t made. Blueberry zucchini bread. A new twist using two of my favorite baking ingredients.

This zucchini blueberry bread recipe is an easy, no mixer quick bread that’s perfectly sweet but not overly sweet. There are juicy blueberries in every bite, and as a bonus it makes your house smell wonderfully delicious.

I love baking with zucchini because it keeps everything incredibly 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!

Since you’re getting extra veggies by way of the zucchini and antioxidants from the blueberries, you can feel great about having a second or third slice.

At least that’s what I told myself as I was going to town on this soft, springy bread.

slice of Blueberry Zucchini Bread on counter surrounded by fresh blueberries

What’s in Blueberry Zucchini Bread? 

For this blueberry bread recipe, you’ll need the following pantry staples: 

  • Egg
  • Brown sugar
  • Canola oil
  • Granulated sugar
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder and baking soda
  • Salt
  • Grated zucchini
  • Fresh blueberries

If you don’t have sour cream, plain Greek yogurt may be substituted. For the best flavor, use full-fat or low-fat yogurt (non-fat is more watery and tangy). 

sliced loaf of zucchini blueberry bread

How to Make Blueberry Zucchini Bread

To make this blueberry zucchini bread, simply stir together the dry ingredients and then add in the wet. Gently fold in the grated zucchini and fresh blueberries before spooning the batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. 

Bake the blueberry bread for about an hour, or until the top is golden and set, and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Note that baking times will vary depending on your climate, how moist your zucchini is, etc. Watch your bread, not the clock, when deciding whether it’s ready to be taken out of the oven! 

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries in This Recipe? 

I haven’t tried that myself, so I can’t say for sure. However, when I do bake with frozen berries I don’t thaw them before mixing them into the batter. I also typically have to add a couple extra minutes to the bake time. 

Should I Wring Out the Zucchini? 

I personally don’t, but use your best judgement if you think your zucchini is too moist. 

Blueberry Zucchini Bread - Juicy BLUEBERRIES in every bite of this soft, easy, no mixer bread!! If you have picky eaters who don't like zucchini, don't worry because you can't taste it! It keeps the bread tender and HEALTHIER!!

Tips for Making Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Make sure to toss the berries in some flour being mixing them into the batter. If you skip this step, the blueberries will sink to the bottom of the loaf as it bakes. 

I also like to reserve a few blueberries to sprinkle on top of the loaf just before it goes into the oven. It just makes the homemade zucchini bread a little prettier! 

Lastly, if you feel like your loaf is browning too quickly around edges before the center has set up, tent the pan with a sheet of foil draped loosely over it at the 40 minute-mark. I didn’t need to do this, but it’s an option if necessary.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

This blueberry zucchini bread is a quick, no-mixer recipe that's not too sweet. Each bite is bursting with fresh blueberries!

Yield: one 9x5-inch loaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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 cup 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 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

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray one 9×5-inch loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add the the first six ingredients, through vanilla, and whisk to combine.
  3. Add 1 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
  4. Add the zucchini and stir to combine; set aside.
  5. To a medium bowl, add the blueberries, 1/4 cup flour (helps prevent them from sinking while baking), and toss to coat.
  6. Add the blueberries and all flour bits to the large bowl with the batter and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
  7. 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.
  8. Bake for about 55 to 60 minutes (I baked 57 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. Baking times will vary based on the moisture content of 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 estimates provided.*
  9. 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.

Notes

*Tip: If necessary because you feel like your loaf is browning too quickly around edges before center will set up, tent the pan with a sheet of foil draped loosely over it at the 40 minute-mark. I didn’t need to do this, but it’s an option if necessary.

Adapted from my Zucchini Banana Bread.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 170mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 18g Protein: 3g

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67 comments on “Blueberry Zucchini Bread”

  1. I loved this and tried the Blueberry Banana Zucchini. I noticed the loaf was kind of heavy – so I modified it by using whole wheat flour and adding 1 cup of grated carrot and added 1 tsp cinnamon . It was easier to bake in mini loaves or muffins. it was baked in around 40 minutes too.

  2. Yes, it is moist and tender. So much so that it is difficult to cut into slices. The recipe specifically said not to squeeze out the moisture from the zucchini, but i would squeeze some of it out. Also, i would add some lemon zest. It was rather blan.

    Rating: 3
    • All zucchini vary in their moisture content so maybe in your case it could be better to wring out – or add a bit more flour. Sometimes you have to go by how the batter looks and cook by feel when you’re dealing with things like produce/zucchini where no two will ever be totally identical. Thanks for trying the recipe.

  3. Mine just came out of the oven. I made a few changes though.. I used whole wheat flour (I don’t us ap flour anymore), applesauce instead of oil, It smells awesome. I’m loving recipes with zucchini in them!

    Rating: 5
  4. I also used stevia instead of sugar and I used turbanado sugar instead of brown sugar.

    Rating: 5
  5. Wow, it is yummy! I added a banana and a little water to the recipe. Baked the entire 60 minutes . I would cool it a little longer, and would make it again.

    Rating: 5
  6. My type of recipe. Quick, easy and no mixer. I’ve made zucchini cakes/bread before but this one is just a perfect fit for our family. The bread was so popular I’ve been asked to make it again today. I added some pecans, baked it in a square 8 inch cake tin and added some cream cheese frosting converting the bread to one of the nicest cakes we’ve ever had. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

    Rating: 5
  7. Love this but had to make a few changes.
    Used 1 cup white sugar and 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar.
    4 tbsp pure vanilla extract
    3 1/4 cup flour (needed a bit more flour because I used frozen blueberries so had a bit more liquid)
    2 tbsp cinnamon
    2 cups frozen blueberries microwaved one minutes to defrost

  8. I absolutely loved it. I’ve made zucchini bread from many different recipes before, usually with chocolate chips, but this recipe is the best by far. Thank You, Alan

    Rating: 5
  9. I never would have thought to combine these two flavors, but totally making this when we get home from vacation next week!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  10. For tthose inquiring about baking with frozen blueberries, I bake with them all the time. Just make sure you put them in frozen as otherwise it will be a purple mess. I dont extend the baking time and it always comes out perfect

  11. This quickbread looks so moist and delicious, and I love the blueberry zucchini combo!

  12. I loved this recipe! The only changes I made were to add 1 t sp. of ground ginger and 1 tsp. of cinnamon. I used frozen blueberries. I’m Maine, I pick my own and freeze them for use all year!I love all of your recipes, this is one of the best.TY, Averie!!!💛

    Rating: 5
  13. I’m so excited to try your other sweet bread recipes as I absolutely love how moist and full of blueberries this recipe is! I’ll also need to be making another one soon, as my husband has eaten half of it in the last few hours after it’s come out of the oven. 😳. Thanks for the nice tips re. putting a few extra blueberries on top and really watching the bread and not so much the clock when baking this loaf (and I did need to cover w/ aluminum foil the last 10 minutes). Thanks again for a wonderful recipe!!

    Rating: 5
  14. Made this bread recently and it was beyond a huge hit! OMG! My husband loved it so much! He said it should be outlawed!!! This will be my “go to bread recipe” for many years to come. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    Rating: 5

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