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Blueberry Banana Bread
Banana bread is probably my favorite “quick bread” 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!
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!
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!
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. 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!
This recipe makes 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.
As for the blueberries, I used 2 ½ cups. You can adjust this to your tastes. Love more of the banana flavor? Cut back on the blueberries.
You’re probably wondering why I’m showing you my blueberries all coated in flour, right? Read on!
BLUEBERRY BANANA BREAD BAKING TIPS
- 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?
- Use ripe bananas! When they’re turning brown, this is the perfect banana for baking.
- If you don’t have fresh blueberries, you CAN use frozen blueberries in this recipe!
- Every oven is different, be sure to test your bread with a skewer or knife inserted in the center until it comes out clean.
Blueberry Banana Bread
Full of blueberries, you'll love this moist blueberry banana bread recipe!
- 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
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 large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir until combined. Slowly add flour mixture 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 (greased or lined with parchment paper). Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Ovens vary so watch carefully.
Allow to cool completely and enjoy!
Use more or less blueberries to your taste.
I hope you’ll love this Blueberry Banana Bread! For more of my favorite recipes, check out…