Zucchini Bread with Blueberries

"Made this up when I had a glut of both ingredients one summer. It's very moist and is best, I think, when served cold from the refrigerator. Makes 2 loaves so you can share with a friend. This is actually easier to mix by hand than with an electric mixer."
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photo by Debby K. photo by Debby K.
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
2 8x4 inch loaves




  • Add oil, sugar, zucchini, vanilla and almond extract to beaten eggs.
  • Sift dry ingredients together and add to batter.
  • Gently fold in blueberries.
  • Pour into 2 greased and floured 8x4x2" loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 1/4 hours until inserted toothpick comes out cleanly.
  • Cool on rack and store in plastic wrap in refrigerator.

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  1. HomeMommy
    Yummy! I followed some of the other suggestions and only used 1 3/4 cup sugar and put in 1/2 c applesauce for 1/2 of the oil. I used 2 cups of blueberries and it turned out delicious! And healthier :)
  2. Miss Ellie 48
    This the best recipe for zucchini bread. I made three different recipes (6 loaves in one day) from one gigantic zucchini, chocolate, pineapple and this blueberry recipe. Everyone agreed the blueberry was the best. This be the only recipe I will be making from now on.
  3. ajjjensen406
    I substituted 3/4 sugar ratio and 3/4 oil ratio with yogurt and a banana. I used an orange honey yogurt and a strawberry yogurt, Greek blends and threw in a cup of blueberries for good measure. My breads have come out super moist and soft with an abundance of flavor. Not to sweet either
  4. Debby K.
    Just made, still in the oven. I like how recipe called for sifted dry ingredients. I also added tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg with 1 cup chopped walnuts.
    • Review photo by Debby K.
    Very Good ! I used only 1 3/4 cups sugar, and 3 cups of blueberries. I will try it with the lemon next...as I have zucchini out in the garden ! :)


  1. Debby K.
    Added cinnamon and nutmeg with chopped walnuts.
  2. meanmom45
    I just made this bread. YUM! I chose this recipe instead of my usual because I was out of raisins and my DH complains if I don't put raisins in it. I will be making this again. Very good and moist. I had to have a piece as soon as it came out of the oven and nearly burned my mouth. I did change a few things. I used splenda instead of sugar and reduced it to 1 3/4 cups as suggested. I substituted pureed plums(tree was on steroids) for the oil.I always put in applesauce for the oil we actually like it better. My Dh is on his fourth piece.
  3. Paris D
    I agree with the reviewer who suggested cutting back the amount of blueberries. It has so many of them as is that it falls apart when you try to eat it. I substituted unsweetened apple sauce for some of the oil and ended up using 1/2 c. oil and 1/2 c. applesauce. Although I squeezed the zucchini as dry as possible, the loaves still didn't cook through. I couldn't keep them in the oven long enough because the top was going to burn. This may have been because my loaf pans weren't the correct size, though. They were a little bit bigger than the recipe calls for.
  4. farmchick 2
    I really liked this, the flavor was good, the texture beautiful, but next time I will reduce the sugar at least 1/2 c. maybe even a full cup. They are good, and the two toddlers have eaten 4 small muffins each and are now crying at my feet because they have to wait for the current batch to cool. I used egg whites, replaced 1/2 the oil with applesauce, increased the zucchini to 2 1/2 c., drained very well. I didn't have almond extract, so I threw in a t. of lemon zest, and used millet and whole wheat flours. I'm so glad for all that frozen zucchini downstairs, and now the 2 1/2 year old is chanting "where the cookies, where the cookies, I NEED COOKIES." The highest form of praise from his mouth;).
  5. 866618
    OMG!!!! This was so delicious! I made it with just a quart of fresh blueberries, and substituted the oil with cinnamon applesauce. Oh, It is so good!!!! I have never had zucchini bread with anything other than zucchini in it...It was well worth me being daring! It is definitely a hit, and I will make this over plain old zucchini bread any day!


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