Blueberry Summer Squash Bread


I started this bread because I needed to bake something to bring as a gift to someone's house and quickly found that my ingredients were limited to a few summertime fruits and veggies and not much else. As such, I improvised and changed a few things around from a zucchini bread recipe and created this healthy, hearty, summertime bread. It has a slightly different flavor than zucchini bread but the same moist consistency and sweet, summery taste and smell. Note: it is not very sweet and does taste 'healthy', so it's probably not a big hit for kids unless chocolate chips are added.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
1 loaf


  • 1 ½ cups grated yellow squash

  • ½ cup honey

  • ½ cup blueberry syrup (such as Stonewall Kitchen® Wild Maine)

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup blueberries

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch bread pan.

  2. Whisk squash, honey, blueberry syrup, oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl; add blueberries and walnuts. Stir flour mixture into squash mixture just until combined; pour into prepared bread pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe was kind of an experiment, and as I like to cook with whole wheat flour and without processed sugar when I can. It can be altered in many ways. Try it with sugar, applesauce, or butter instead of oil; add raisins, dried cranberries, chocolate chips or anything else you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
13g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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