The Best Blueberry Banana Bread

This Blueberry Banana Bread is flavorful and full of blueberries! If you want a twist on classic banana bread, blueberries are my favorite addition! 

Blueberry Banana Bread

Banana bread is probably my favorite “quick sweet breads” to make.  I really love creating various flavors of banana bread (try my pumpkin banana bread this fall, trust me).

This summer, I’ve had an abundance of blueberries so I decided to combine two of my favorite flavors to create a delicious bread – Blueberry Banana Bread – to be exact. YUM!

Blueberry Banana Bread Loaf

I’ve had blueberry breads in the past, but they’ve never had enough blueberries for me. Give me all the blueberries, y’all! You can absolutely tailor it to your tastes, but I wanted it full of blueberries! I still love that you can taste the banana flavor too though! It’s truly delicious, and so moist!

This is the perfect bread to make on a weekend morning with family! Double the batch and give one to a neighbor or friends. It also freezes very well!

blueberry banana bread recipe

I love enjoying a slice of this banana blueberry bread with coffee in the mornings, before the family is up and the chaos of life begins. Ah, the “quiet hour”. Do you get up before your family? It’s a habit that I’ve tried to adopt, and this bread certainly helps!

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I haven’t tried it yet, but I imagine strawberries would be a wonderful alternative as well. It might just be my new recipe to test. I also love to add pumpkin to banana bread. Do you have any other fruits you love in a banana bread? Lave me a comment below! 

So far though, this blueberry banana bread recipe is getting rave reviews with everyone who has tried it.

My daughter Blakely keeps asking me to make another batch of this bread! She’s not even the biggest fan of blueberries (she loved them as a toddler though) but she still adores this bread. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness with fruity flavors!

Banana Blueberry Bread

What You’ll Need To Make This Blueberry Banana Bread:

  • one regular sized loaf pan (<– this is the one I used, I love it) or you could use small loaf pans, just fill the batter up halfway. I love to make one big one, or double the recipe to make two loaf pans.
  • 2 Very Ripe Bananas (the darker, riper bananas are perfect)
  • 2 1/2 cups Blueberries
  • Electric Mixer
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda & Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Vanilla Extract

You’re probably wondering why I’m showing you my blueberries all coated in flour, right? Read on! It’s one of my FAVORITE baking tips!

Blueberries in Flour

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

“This recipe is so great! I’ve made it 3 weekends in a row. My family cannot get enough of it!” – Tommie

“I’ve made Thousands of banana breads and blueberry breads but none have even come close to the DELICIOUSNESS of your bread!” – Peg

“The best most moist bread ever! And it freezes fabulously! Thank-you for sharing— this is my 3rd time making this!” – Debbie

BLUEBERRY BANANA BREAD BAKING TIPS

  1. Toss your blueberries in a few tablespoons of flour and coat evenly. This helps prevent your blueberries from sinking to the bottom of your bread. Use this tip anytime you’re baking with blueberries! Nifty, huh?
  2. Use ripe bananas! When they’re turning brown, this is the perfect banana for baking.
  3. If you don’t have fresh blueberries, you CAN use frozen blueberries in this recipe! It just might turn some of the batter a blue color. But it’s no problem!
  4. Every oven is different, be sure to test your bread with a skewer or knife inserted in the center until it comes out clean. You might have to add a bit of baking time depending on your oven.
  5. You CAN freeze this banana bread! It freezes very well.
  6. Can you turn this blueberry banana bread into blueberry banana muffins? You absolutely can! It will shorten the baking time, so just watch carefully at the 25 minute mark, insert a toothpick in the center to test for doneness.
Banana Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

Full of blueberries, you’ll love this moist blueberry banana bread recipe!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 239 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a large bowl and hand-held mixer), cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined. Beat in vanilla extract. Mash ripe bananas and add to mixture, mixing until combined. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir until combined. Slowly add dry ingredients to banana mixture until just combined. Don’t over-mix. 
  • Toss blueberries in a coating of flour and stir gently into the batter. 
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan (sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lined with parchment paper). Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Ovens vary so watch carefully. You might have to add an additional 5-10 minutes of baking time if needed.
  • Allow to cool completely on a wire rack and enjoy! 

Notes

Use more or less blueberries to your taste. This Blueberry Banana Bread is a family favorite, it’s easy to make and so delicious! 

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 267mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1.2mg
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I really love to freeze this bread as well! If you wrap it tightly in aluminum foil, it will thaw and taste as delicious as when you made it fresh. This is a perfect treat to take to friends who just had a baby, for example! It’s a quick and easy breakfast that everyone will love!

If you want to make this recipe low-carb, you could try almond or coconut flour. I plan to test this out soon, but if you’ve tried it, let us know in the comments!

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79 Comments

  1. Made this last week and it was amazing and oh so pretty!

    1. So glad you loved it, Lisa! Thanks for the review!

      1. Susan Cornell says:

        Hi
        I made this today but added an extra banana and less blueberries. Although my toothpick was clear, when I took it out the middle sank and it was wet and soggy in the middle. Any insight as to what I did wrong?

        1. Hi Susan! The extra banana might have increased the moisture too much. You might have needed to add more flour to offset it, I would have to experiment with it. It also might have needed a bit longer in the oven. I think it is more likely the banana, however, causing the problem. I hope you’ll give it another try using the recipe, it definitely still has a lot of banana flavor!

        2. Maybe you added to much banana. I say try again and do exactly what the directions say and follow the ingredients down to a tea. Baking requires the exact amount of each ingredients to come out perfect so to say. Give it a try

  2. Thank you for the recipe! Do you think frozen blueberries would work for this?

    1. I just used frozen blueberries myself and it actually froze my batter a bit too. The only issue was getting the batter in the pan. It seems to cooking just fine though. Good luck!

  3. We can’t have dairy. Would subbing the same amount of canola oil work? I adore butter but the bread for me alone wouldn’t be fair to those in my family who can’t have it ;-)

    Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious!

    1. Hi Terry! Without trying it myself, I would hesitate to say “yes it works” or “no it doesn’t” but if I am able to give it a try, I will certainly come back and update the blog post! xoxo – Courtney

      1. Thanks Courtney,

        It is a gloomy day here on the central coast of California so I am always in a middle for baking on days like this. I have perfectly ripe bananas and my blueberries and raring to go! So I am baking this with the canola oil and will report back when I get the results.of course Butter iS a ALWAYS better but I make muffins with oil so I have high hopes for this gorgeous bread ????????

      2. Of use that was supposed to read that I am always in the “mood” for baking. A bit of an internet glitch ????

      3. Hi Courtney,

        I made the Blueberry Banana cake today with 2/3 cup canola oil instead of the butter and it was a hit! Light, moist and tender with a slight crunch on the top. Just delicious!

        Thanks again for the recipe. It is a definite keeper!

        Terry

    2. Is the nutritional value for the whole loaf of per slice?

    3. I don’t think the canola oil would work as a substitute for the butter, but shortening should work just fine.

  4. Julie Blanner says:

    Yum! This is a great recipe for an easy breakfast or snack!

  5. This recipe is perfect for all those bananas that are too ripe just sitting on my counter!

  6. Love that this is packed full of blueberries!

  7. How did I never put blueberries in my banana bread before??

  8. Could frozen berries work for this? Sounds amazing!!

  9. This bread looks TO DIE FOR! Love how many fresh blueberries are included!

  10. I didn’t have ripe bananas….substituted with baby food ( pureed ripe bananas ) …..worked like a charm!

  11. Nancy Tyrrell says:

    This bread looks and tastes great, but I had to make a few changes for high altitude as I’m at 6800 ft. After 50 minutes the inside was gooey so I lowered the temp to 325 for 10 minutes then shut the oven off, leaving the bread in for an additional 15 min with the door closed. I’m not sure what I could have done earlier in the making.

  12. Thank you!!! I used 3 bananas & extra blueberries but was FANTASTIC!!! and they were frozen blueberries for those wondering :)).Did take lil while longer in oven as expected but oh so yummy n moist :)))).Thank you for a wonderful recipe :))

    1. Awesome! Thank you! I’ll try it this weekend.

  13. This is the best loaf! Hint of banana, loaded with blueberries. Light texture and oh so good! Made 3 mini loaves.

  14. On the nutrition facts- how much of the loaf is that for?

  15. Made this twice. Obsessed. First time baked for 48 minutes and middle sank when I removed.
    Today made again and cooked for 55 minutes.
    So far so good.
    Making for another get together next week.

  16. The best most moist bread ever! And it freezes fabulously! Thank-you for sharing— this is my 3rd time making this!

  17. Diane Novak says:

    Made this today. At 50 minutes it didn’t test done so I baked another 10 minutes, tested clean, removed from oven to cooling rack, after 10 minutes removed from pan. The entire center was still raw….very disappointed. Not one to give up easily..or waste ingredients…reset oven to 375 degrees, scooped everything back into the pan patted down and sprinkled with course raw sugar, baked for 25 minutes turned oven off and let it sit for another 25 minutes. It’s out of the pan and cooling now will follow up post once I taste.
    If I were to make it again I would divide the batter between 2 pans and possibly then the 45-50 minutes @350 will work. Also added heaping tsp. cinnamon and lemon rind to the party.

    1. Diane Novak says:

      Follow up post: the salvaged batter actually came out very good. It has a texture more like a firm bread pudding than a bread, but definitely mouth worthy!
      Of further note I would either use melted, cooled butter or a neutral oil as the fat, and combine the wet ingredients into the dry then fold in the berries. I feel that over mixing was the major cause of the original failure.

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