Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
This is my lightened version of Zucchini Bread with Blueberries. I made it multiple times this summer and it always turned out great - very flavorful & moist. I did find that if you use frozen blueberries, do not thaw them or your batter will turn blue/green! If using frozen, you will need to bake it a little longer as your batter is going into the oven colder. Also, if you don't have zucchini, yellow summer squash makes an excellent substitute!
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup egg substitute
- 1⁄3 cup canola oil
- 2⁄3 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 cups grated zucchini
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest (optional)
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups fresh blueberries or 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Lemon Glaze (optional)
- 1⁄3 cup butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 -4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, combine egg, egg substitute, oil, buttermilk, sugar, zucchini, vanilla, almond extract, and lemon zest (if desired).
- Sift dry ingredients together and add to zucchini mixture.
- Gently fold in blueberries & walnuts.
- Pour into 2 greased & floured 8x4-inch bread pans, or one bundt pan. Bake for 1 1/4 hours or until golden brown & toothpick inserted comes out cleanly. (Baking time is listed for bread pans).
- Let cool for about 15 minutes, then invert onto wire rack to cool completely.
- To make glaze: Once cake/bread has cooled, melt butter over low heat, then stir in lemon zest and powdered sugar. Stir in lemon juice, 1 tbsp at a time, until smooth and a good consistency. Drizzle over cake/bread and sprinkle with freshly grated lemon zest.
- Note: Because of the amount of moisture in this recipe, you may need to bake it longer than you might think. If you are unsure if it is done or not, add a few more minutes - it's almost impossible to over-bake this!
I made this for some Christmas snacking this year, and was really surprised how delicious these two flavors are together! I used all real eggs, since I had lots of those and no egg substitute, and added a touch more flour. It made enough for 2 small loaves and some muffins. I will definitely save this recipe and use it next year when we have an abundance of both ingredients.
My husband made this. He lighthtened it a little more using less oil. He used yogurt instead of applesauce. This was tough to judge doneness on, so one loaf came out kind of mushy. But this has great flavor!