Wholesome blueberry bread

Try this convenient way to get your family to eat a little extra veggie without knowing! A natural source of fibre and protein.

  • Skill Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cook time 60 mins
  • Servings 12
Rating

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries, unthawed
  • 1 ½ cups grated zucchini
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat milk, or So Good Soy or Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup light flavoured olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 Weet-Bix wheat biscuits, crushed

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Lightly coat a loaf tin (23 x 13 cm) with cooking spray, line base and two long sides with a strip of baking paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add blueberries and toss to coat.
  3. Whisk wet ingredients (zucchini, banana, milk, maple syrup, olive oil and eggs) in a separate bowl. Stir through Weet-Bix wheat biscuits to moisten.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry, and fold until just combined to create a thick batter. Spread into prepared pan.
  5. Bake 60 - 65 minutes, until top is firm and a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean – cover with foil during the last 20 minutes if top is browning too quickly.
  6. Cool in tin 5 mins, then turn out on to a rack to cool completely before slicing.

Tips:

  • Make the loaf ahead of time and freeze individual slices for a great mid-morning or after-school snack.
  • Zucchini can be substituted with an equal quantity of grated carrot.

Nutritional information:

  • Per Serve
  • Energy (kJ)
    993
  • (Cal)
    236
  • Protein (g)
    5
  • Fat (g)
    11
  • Saturated Fat (g)
    2
  • Carbohydrate (g)
    29
  • Sugars (g)
    12
  • Dietary Fibre (g)
    3.5
  • Sodium (mg)
    187
  • Potassium (mg)
    288
  • Calcium (mg)
    39
  • Iron (mg)
    2.1