I don’t know about you, but I am ready for school to start. I really enjoy spending time with my 7 year old, and playing with him during the day. I will miss him like crazy when school does start again. But right now, I am so far behind, I just need time to get everything done! Moving, unpacking, getting the house ready, work, the blog, family….there are just not enough hours in the day. Today I am taking my 7 year old bowling, and out to lunch with a friend. Hopefully me being overwhelmed won’t affect his fun memories of summer!
Back when I did the Colorado Wildfires Bake Sale, I quickly found a perk. Everyone was sending me links and pictures to some of their best recipes. Some of which I had missed out on the first time around. So when I found myself with lots of blueberries (I still have lots, so beware), I went straight to this gorgeous bread that was sent to me by Damn Delicious.
This is pretty much a classic banana bread, but with tons of blueberries mixed in. The blueberries and banana go surprisingly well together, and make for a very moist and flavorful bread. This recipe should make 4 mini loaves, that you could wrap in foil and freeze for later. Or give as gifts, if you are feeling really generous. I made 1 regular sized loaf, and then 6 muffins with the little bit of batter left. I am sure I could have put it all into 1 large loaf. As you can tell by the picture, it isn’t over flowing the plan or anything.
My 7 year old loved this bread. He ate it for breakfast, and requested it for a snack for quite a few days in a row. He won’t eat blueberries plain, but mix it into bread, muffins, or waffles, and he can’t get enough!
- 1¾ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1¼ cup blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x5 bread pan with cooking spray.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In bowl for an electric mixer beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Beat in bananas. With the mixer at low speed, gradually add in the flour mixture until just combined. Using a spatula, fold in the blueberries.
- Pour batter into the loaf plan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until a tester comes out clean. Remove from the oven, and let cool 15 minutes before removing from the pan.