We went to a blueberry you-pick farm called Maple Creek Blueberry Farm and pick two giant buckets filled with blueberries. They are fabulous and so so delicious.
The kids had a great time picking them, but even with as many test-tasters as we had, we still managed to bring home a ton of blueberries. So I turned to the internet to find a blueberry bread recipe in addition to freezing them.
I altered the recipe a lot – switching bad oils for applesauce and white sugar for brown sugar although you could probably use honey as well (I just didn’t want it to be too dense). The raw brown sugar was a good middle ground for this recipe. We also used 100% freshly ground whole wheat.
The kids literally devoured this bread. I had planned to get some pretty pictures of it sliced up and arranged nice and neat but it was destroyed before I could.
Whole Wheat Blueberry and Zucchini Recipe:
Adapted from an AllRecipes recipe to make it in a much healthier version.
- 3 eggs
- 1 3/4 C brown sugar
- 3 tsps homemade vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 C applesauce
- 2 C zucchini shreds (If your shreds are too juicy dry them in a paper towel before adding into the mix)
- 3 C whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbl gound cinnamon
- 2 C blueberries
Directions to Make Whole Wheat Blueberry and Zucchini Bread Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat together eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and sugar and then add the shredded zucchini.
- In another bowl mix the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together, and then add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.
- Fold in the blueberries gently. Don’t smoosh them!
- Fill the loaf pans 1/2 full, no more than 2/3 full and bake them for 50 minutes.
Everyone loved this bread. Both kids and adults alike. Some might like the zucchini shredded more fine but I liked the extra texture and this was a much easier way to make it.
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