Monday, July 16, 2012

Blueberry Zucchini Bread to Share the Harvest


My BFF Pauli has a garden plot, and I got two large zucchini from her first harvest. I am the designated neighborhood baker, so I decided to make Blueberry Zucchini Bread with the zucchini, because I had a pint of Michigan blueberries, just begging me to be used. Unless I drove to Wisconsin or Michigan to pick the berries, I wouldn't get them any fresher than buying these Michigan blueberries at the store. I digress. Fresh zucchini and almost fresh blueberries call for Blueberry Zucchini Bread.


As for the recipe, I knew that I needed enough for five mini loaves for my four neighbors and us. As I perused Google, for Blueberry Zucchini bread, I saw Christiane @Taking On Magazines recipe for Blueberry Zucchini Bread.  It was similar to the recipe that I made years ago.  It would yield 2 8x4 loaves, but I got  five mini loaves out of the batter. I subbed 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce for half of the vegetable oil, and didn't add the walnuts. i also used al AP flour. This bread is so moist, and bursting with fresh blueberries, and relatively low fat. You can get Christiane's recipe here.  By the way, Christiane was named by babble.com as one of the Top 100 Mom Food Bloggers of 2012. Check it out and leave a comment on her page.


Well, our unbearable 100's temps are returning and I have another allergy attack, at least the tenth one this summer. Yesterday was at my local farm stand buying more of those wonderful local tomatoes, and saw that the they had honey produced from their own bees. Have any of you with seasonal allergies had any relief from eating honey produced from bees in your area?  Let me know, if you have, because I am going to try my local honey.  I figure that it can't hurt, and it might help. In the meantime, I'm going to have a piece of my wonderful Blueberry Zucchini Bread and a very strong cup of coffee!


20 comments:

  1. How nice! Blueberries and zucchini! I would like it with tea.

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    1. Medja,
      This bread goes very well with tea or coffee. Enjoy!

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  2. Becky I make blueberry bread every year it never looked this good! I will try this recipesounds like Christianes recipe adapted by you is a winner!!. Surprises me that the bread isnt too wet. My zucchini bread is so moist I wouldnt be able to leave it out with fruit too. This looks awesome!

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    1. Claudia,
      I drained the shredded very well. I put layers of paper towels in the colander, and then tried to press out all of the liquid. that method worked very well. This bread tastes soo good, moist and bursting with blueberry flavor.

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  3. Hi Becky,very interesting combination of blueberry and zucchini. Your bread look very soft. Nice to go with a good cup of coffee.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Amelia,
      This bread is good with coffee and tea. It makes a great breakfast treat.

      Have a great week!

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  4. You're so sweet! Thanks for the shout-out and Babble.com mention. Your zucchini bread look amazing. Now I'm going to have to make more because you reminded me of it!

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    1. Christiane,
      I'm so happy for you and your babble award! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous recipe! I ahve more shredded zucchini in the freezer:)

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  5. Love this blueberry zucchini bread recipe! I will put this on my recipes to try list;-)

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    1. Patty,
      This recipe is soo good. You will love it!

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  6. What an incredible looking bread my friend :D
    Love it!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru,
      This bread tastes so good, moist and loads of blueberry flavor.

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    1. Mary,
      The flavors in the bread are very good, moist, and lots of blueberries:)

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  8. Hi Becky. I'm so sorry to hear about your allergy attack. I hope you start to feel better soon. These loaves look delicious. Blueberries and zucchini are one of my favorite summer pairings. Hugs.

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    1. Monet,
      I am eating local honey to combat the allergies. I hope that it works. I had never had Blueberry Zucchini bread before, but I'll be making it again soon.
      Hugs.

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  9. when i saw the title of your recipe my first thought was Christiane's last year recipe which I adapted last summer on my blog http://www.roxanashomebaking.com/blueberry-zucchini-bread-vegan-2/
    to my surprise you are talking about the same recipe.
    Isn't it a keeper? I love love it!

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    1. Roxana,

      Yes, this bread is a keeper. and I'll be make it again. soon, This bread is so good.

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  10. Well... I wish you could send a bit of that heat our direction! We have been having cool temps and grey skies (though today was lovely and sunny).
    My poor zucchini plant has produced one, yes one, very small sized zucchini, and as such I wish Pauli lived next to me!
    LOVE the blueberry version you have here. Definitely a must try!

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    1. Kim,
      I will gladly give you all of the hot weather, gladly.

      You would love my neighbor Pauli. She is so sweet. she planted 26 tomato plants!!! I can't wait!!

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