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Blueberry Zucchini Bread



INGREDIENTS

 1 large egg
 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
 1/4 cup granulated sugar
 1/4 cup cup sour cream (lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted)
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1 cup all purpose flour + 1/4 cup for tossing with blueberries
 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
 1 cup coarsely grated zucchini, laid loosely in cup and not packed (don’t wring out)
 1 cup (6 ounces) fresh blueberries (I haven’t tried with frozen)


INSTRUCTIONS


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray one 9×5-inch loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside.
  • To a large bowl, add the the first six ingredients, through vanilla, and whisk to combine.
  • Add 1 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
  • Add the zucchini and stir to combine; set aside.
  • To a medium bowl, add the blueberries, 1/4 cup flour (helps prevent them from sinking while baking), and toss to coat.
  • Add the blueberries and all flour bits to the large bowl with the batter and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
  • Turn batter out into the prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula. Tip – Evenly sprinkle the surface with 1 to 2 tablespoons blueberries for a visual pop of color.
  • Bake for about 55 to 60 minutes (I baked 57 minutes) or until the top is golden, the center is set, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Baking times will vary based on the moisture content of zucchini, blueberries, climate, and oven variances. Bake until done; watch your bread, not the clock and don’t worry if it takes more or less time to bake than the baking time estimates provided.*
  • Allow bread to cool in pan for about 15 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving. Bread will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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