Blueberry-Lemon Zucchini Bread


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--and more interesting--than standard zucchini bread, too!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
1 loaf


  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 6 tablespoons grapeseed oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 ½ cups shredded zucchini

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 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.

    blueberry-lemon zucchini bread

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
8g Fat
41g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 22g
Added Sugars 19g 38%
Protein 5g 9%
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Vitamin A 108IU 2%
Vitamin C 8mg 8%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 12mg 3%
Potassium 139mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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