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Blueberry Banana Bread

A Delicious Alternative to the Classic Banana Bread Recipe

This from-scratch Blueberry Banana Bread is delicious and so easy to make. If you have bananas that are looking a little sad, you'll definitely want to make this Blueberry Banana Bread. Your family will love it!

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We are big fans of banana bread in my house. I’ve been making my mom’s banana bread recipe for years and it’s always a hit! I wanted to make it a little different for the family, so I came up with this delicious Banana Blueberry Bread for them.

From-Scratch Blueberry Banana Bread

I don’t make everything from scratch, but banana bread has always been one of the things I do make from scratch since my mom’s recipe was so easy. You only need a few basic ingredients that you most likely already have at home.

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Of course, you’ll need some overripe bananas for the perfect banana bread. If you use bananas that are perfectly yellow your bread will not taste like bananas. So don’t throw away those bruised and spotted bananas just yet. Make Blueberry Banana Bread instead! Other than bananas, you’ll need blueberries, flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and baking powder.

What Can I Add to My Banana Bread?

My husband likes a classic banana walnut bread. My kids like it with chocolate chips as well. My little one likes it with no nuts. We all love it with blueberries. The possibilities are endless!

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I suggest adding 1/2 cup to 1 cup of whatever item you want to add to the banana bread. This Blueberry Banana Bread is perfect as it is, but you could add half a cup of walnuts if you like nuts. We usually add walnuts to ours and it adds a perfect little crunch to every bite.

Tips for Making Banana Bread

This recipe makes two loaves of Blueberry Banana Bread. You can definitely half the recipe without a problem if you don’t have that many bananas available. In my house, with 5 kids, I can’t make less than 2 loaves!

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You can also make it in a rectangular pan, but I suggest you keep an eye on it while it’s in the oven, to make sure you get the time just right. Once it’s done baking, you can check the center of the bread by inserting a knife or a toothpick. If it comes out clean, it’s done. If not, you can add more time.

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

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Prep Tools & Utensils

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Appliances & Cookware

I baked the loaves of banana bread in a 1 1/2 quart loaf dish.

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I also recommend you taste the blueberries you’re going to use. I’ve made it before and my blueberries were a bit too sour! I like using sweet blueberries for the best tasting blueberry banana bread.

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I know you’ll love this Blueberry Banana Bread as much as we do! I’d love to hear about it in the comments when you try it.

Blueberry Banana Bread

Ripened bananas, fresh blueberries, and walnuts

Rating
5 from 3 votes
Servings
20 slices
DifficultySuper Easy
Cooking Method(s)
  • Bake
Oven Temp375°
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
This fabulous fruity twist on my classic banana bread recipe is perfect to enjoy for breakfast, as a snack, or as dessert. Unbelievably easy, super moist, and absolutely fool proof.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Category: Breads

Ingredients

  • 5 bananas over ripened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 sticks salted butter softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup walnuts optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Mash the bananas in a bowl and whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
  • Mix in the butter, sugar, and eggs with the mashed bananas. Then add in the flour and baking powder and mix. Fold the blueberries into the batter.
  • Spoon the batter into two greased loaf pans or one 9 x 13 pan and bake at 375°F for approximately 45-55 min. Ovens vary, so check for doneness.

Nutrition Facts

While every effort is made to correctly calculate these nutritional facts, they should be used as general guidance as they may not be 100% accurate.

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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