Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
EatingWell: Blueberries take zucchini bread to the next level

EatingWell: Blueberries take zucchini bread to the next level

  • Updated
  • 0

Blueberries and lemon add a tart bite.

This easy and healthy zucchini bread recipe is elevated to company-worthy brunch fare with the addition of fresh blueberries to the batter and a simple lemon glaze and toasted almonds on top. A combination of whole-wheat flour and oats in the batter make it more nutritious than standard zucchini bread.

Blueberry-Lemon Zucchini Bread

Makes 1 loaf; serves 12

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 cups white whole-wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 cup sugar

6 tablespoons grapeseed oil

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini

2 cups fresh blueberries

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Evenly spread oats on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.

2. Transfer the oats to a large bowl. Add flour, baking powder and salt; whisk to combine. Combine eggs, sugar, oil and lemon zest in a medium bowl; add zucchini and stir until incorporated. Add the zucchini mixture to the flour mixture; fold until just combined. Fold in blueberries.

3. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 65 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Run a knife along the sides of the loaf to loosen it from the pan; invert onto a wire rack. Let cool completely, about 1 hour.

4. Whisk confectioners' sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled loaf; sprinkle with almonds.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 247 Calories, Total Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 31 mg, Carbohydrates: 41 g, Fiber: 3 g, Total Sugars: 22 g, Added Sugars: 19 g, Protein: 4 g, Sodium: 240 mg, Potassium: 138 mg, Iron: 3 mg, Folate: 13 mcg, Calcium: 59 mg, Vitamin A: 107 IU, Vitamin C: 7 mg.

(EatingWell is a magazine and website devoted to healthy eating as a way of life. Online at

Satisfy your cravings

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

  • Updated

Traditionally, the place to find moms on Mother’s Day was at a restaurant table. In years past, the second Sunday in May was the busiest all year for dining establishments, and the two days of the holiday weekend represented their No. 1 and No. 2 most profitable days. This year, like last year, will be different. Even as dining rooms reopen around the country, most people won’t celebrate the ...

  • Updated

While it may seem like a retro dish, sloppy joes are one of those can't-beat meals that are perfect for kids and adults of all ages. This hearty sandwich is made indoors but the sauce just screams of spring and summertime picnics and parties. If you don't have a grill but you still want to fill your evening with a hearty meal that has that BBQ feel, this is the perfect...

  • Updated

Spring is finally here to stay. That means it’s time to break out the patio furniture and pop open a bottle of rose. You can always count me in when you add bubbles to the party. Cava is Spain’s tasty and affordable answer to champagne. At $12.99, Canxa rose Cava won’t break the bank. It is a dry rose made from 100% pinot noir grapes. The tiny, perky bubbles and strawberry flavors will have ...

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.