Blueberry Zucchini Bread

By Holly Giles | Florida

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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry zucchini bread is perfect for the hot summers here in Florida. There are loads of zucchini and other vegetables and fruits that are in season and abundant for feeding hungry boys. The farmers’ Market is a great place to start.

Florida Climate

Let’s face it ya’ll, it is hot here in Florida and even sitting at my computer makes me sweat. I don’t like to sweat unless it is a planned sweat. Do you know what I mean?
When I am planning to go out and clear the weeds in my garden bed, then, I know I am going to sweat.  Where I live I can sit at my computer after a shower and clean clothes, and sweat. By the way, it is still too hot for me to clean out my garden bed, I might get too sweaty.
Enough about Florida summers, I do like to cook cool foods in the summer, hence..Zucchini Blueberry Bread.

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grated zucchini


Zucchini and blueberries are what is on sale at the grocery and farmers’ market these past few weeks. I love stocking up and going to u-pick farms to fill up the freezer and make some foods ahead of time.

blueberry bush

Here in Florida, Blueberry season has just passed and we went to pick a few buckets. If you have a chance to go out and pick any fruits and veggies, just go! (prepare – sweating may be involved) Creating recipes like blueberry zucchini bread is worth it.

picking blueberries

Make a fun day with family and friends!

My sister and I were so hot we were giddy!
blueberry buckets
Break out the math skills with weighing, measuring, and counting your bounty. How many berries are in a pound?
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Zesty Zucchini Bread Recipe
It includes the blueberry variation!
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Zesty Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional
  • 1 pint of blueberries optional
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

Instructions

  • Variations: I usually use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 2 1/2 cups all purpose. I have also substituted the oil for 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup apple sauce.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 pans or one 4 slot mini loaf pan.
  • Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon.
  • Beat eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar in mixer. Add flour mixture and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until combined and pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake 30 - 60 minutes depending on pan size. Cool in pan on a rack for 20 minutes. Remove and cool completely before wrapping or storing.
blueberry bread slice

Quick Bread Texture

Look at that texture! I have a texture problem when baking quick bread. I like to blame it on the humidity here in Florida, but……Anyway, this turned out PERFECT!
The recipe makes two loaves. One to keep and one to share. Unfortunately, I have a soon-to-be teenage boy who manages to eat one loaf all by himself! So, he has gotten the one to share lately and not my family or friends.

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Give this blueberry zucchini bread recipe a try and make it a family affair. Grating the zucchini is a fantastic job for the kids (you won’t break a sweat) and mine always love to stir things up in the mixer. Except for putting the pans in the oven, you can make out pretty good on this recipe. Enjoy.
 We have awesome courses based on farms in our shop with fun activities and hands-on learning in the field and at home.

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About the Author

Holly Giles is a wife, mother, and storyteller. As an author and Florida Master Naturalist, she writes about heritage homemaking skills, motherhood, and why Florida offers the best hidden natural gems to explore as a family.