June 1, 2011

Parents Blueberry Zucchini Bread

With two young boys in my house, I am always struggling with getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diets. Given the amount of sweet snacks consumed by my whole family, I try to find ways to make them healthier. I have tried vegetable breads in the past and my children weren't enthusiastic about the concept, but love when I make fruit bread. Therefore, I was intrigued when I saw a recipe for blueberry zucchini bread in the May issue of Parents magazine.

This is a relatively simple bread, with whole wheat flour added to increase its health benefits. The prep time is minimal, about ten minutes total. I was unable to find whole wheat pastry flour, so I substituted regular whole wheat flour. The bread was a little denser with the change, but the taste remained the same. I made one large loaf, instead of the mini loaves suggested in the recipe and the baking time took about 5 minutes longer than the suggested cooking time of one hour.

My two boys enjoyed this recipe. It's a nice way to combine the sweetness of blueberry bread with the health benefits of zucchini and whole wheat flour. The bread is a little denser than regular zucchini or fruit bread, but with butter added on top it's delicious. This recipe is a great way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into my kids diet and I will definitely make it again.

For the recipe go to Parent Blueberry Zucchini Bread (registration required).


  1. Hello stopping by from MBC look forward to reading your blog

  2. 30 is a scary number - haha!!

    That zucchini bread does look delicious!!

    Coming by to return the love and follow back :)

    xo Karina

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love new recipes! Thanks for stopping by Remember Ember also!


  4. Looks delicious!

    Thanks for following me! I am following you back :)

  5. Hi
    Thankf you for finding and following my blog. I am now a follower of your blog now. The bread in your post looks so good...you have just inspired me to do a little bit of baking this upcoming weekend.

  6. This recipe looks delicious, definitely something to try. Your newest follower, Madison:)

  7. Thanks for following my blog! I'm a follower of your's now too! This bread looks delicious! Can't wait to see what you post next! :)

  8. Oooo, I love the idea of adding blueberries to zucchini bread! Thanks for stopping by the S&R weekend hop! Finally making it around to everyone's blog!
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life


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