Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Maple Blueberry Zucchini Loaf

This moist zucchini loaf is sweetened with maple syrup and studded with fresh wild blueberries.

Well, this is it. The last week's of Summer. For many of us, we've been enjoying the drop in temperatures, signaling that Fall is on it's way. Others, however, aren't ready to say good bye to the warm summer weather. For me, summer is all about the delicious fresh fruits and berries, that are at their peak. Juicy and sweet, summer fruit is always such a joy to eat!

While visiting my Mother in Law, this summer, I baked a fantastic zucchini loaf. It was super moist and topped with a delicious crumble topping. I made sure to write the recipe down, as I was making it, so I could make it here at home and share it on my blog. Since I had some fresh wild blueberries, I decided to add them in, rather than nuts (which I didn't have at the time). The bread was just as delicious as I remembered it and the kids loved that is was bursting with blueberries.

Maple Blueberry Zucchini Loaf

1/4 C sunflower oil
1/3 C brown sugar
1/3 C maple syrup
2 eggs
1/2 C plain yogurt
2 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 C zucchini, shredded
1 C fresh blueberries

Streusel Topping
3 Tbs butter
1/4 C flour
1/4 C brown sugar
3 Tbs quick cooking oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 9-inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper (if desired).

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the oil, sugar, maple syrup, eggs, yogurt and vanilla.

In a seperate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just about combined.

Gently fold in the zucchini and blueberries; until just combined (do not over mix). Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with streusel topping.  Bake for 55- 60 minutes; until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

This month I've paired up with 5 other bloggers, to bring you amazing end of Summer Fruit Recipes. Everyday this week, we have been and will be sharing a summer fruit recipe, on our blogs. Check out what everyone is sharing (please note that links on future days of the week, will not work until the day they are listed)

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Nettie Moore said...

Looks amazing Loo Hoo! Guess what I have all of the ingredients! Have to give your yummy bread a try, wish I had a slice now! Nettie

Erika said...

Omg this looks so delicious!!

Erika@ WhatErikaWears.com

Patty Anderson said...

Wishing I had a couple of slices of this gorgeous bread.

Kecia'sFlavor Breakthrough said...

What a fantastic combination in this bread with the blueberries and maple! I love this!

Judy Freedman said...

Found your blog on the blog hop. This looks delicious. Can't wait to try the recipe.

Aunt Bee said...

I love anything blueberry with a streusel topping!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
We would just love your bread,it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a fantastic day and come back real soon!
Miz Helen

Soozle said...

Yum! I really love the sounds of this!

Karly Campbell said...

This looks so wonderful! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!