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Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

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!


Blueberry Banana Bread
 
Serves: 10
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Banana Bread kicked up a notch, with lots of fresh blueberries mixed in.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x5 bread pan with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Notes
Adapted from Damn Delicious

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Blueberries just went on sale at my grocery store this week, so I will definitely be giving this recipe a try! :)

  2. This is one gorgeous loaf of bread! I love big ol’ plump blueberries.

  3. So glad you gave this a try! It’s definitely one of my favorite go-to banana bread recipes!

  4. Thanks for posting this. This would be great as mini muffins, too. I can’t wait to make a bunch to freeze and pull them out of the freezer whenever I am late to work in the morning.

  5. Blueberries with banana sounds like heaven!

  6. I could definitely dominate a significant chunk of that bread

  7. This sounds incredible…two of my favorite flavors! The bread looks so moist, too. Yum!

  8. Going to have to try blueberries in banana bread it looks pretty and bet taste great too. Good luck getting things done!

  9. I’m on a banana bread kick lately – adding blueberries gives each bit a nice juicy pop of flavor! Bananas + blueberries are one stellar combo. :)

  10. It looks amazing!

  11. I have a recipe for banana blueberry bread that calls for sour cream which we just love, especially my son-in-law and grand kids. You’ve really had your hands full with your move, hopefully things will settle down soon. I’m impressed that you make the time to bake, such wonderful things-like this banana blueberry bread and keep up your blog;-)

  12. The bread is gorgeous!!! I love blueberry banana bread and I am just crazy about blueberries this time of year!

  13. Banana bread disappears fast in my house, and this loaf would be no exception. I love the blueberries!

  14. Banana bread is always a winner! By adding the blueberries, now you added the wow factor. Pinning now. :)

  15. I love regular banana bread….I can only imagine how much better it must taste with some blueberries thrown in! :)

  16. Love this combination. Blueberries and bananas…beautiful together. I totally agree with you about not getting anything done during the day with the kids at home. I have to keep them entertained and it makes my running errands twice a long with them. The only thing I’m dreading is the morning rush getting both of them ready for school.

  17. I want this right now. This is super amazing. It must be mine.

  18. blueberries and banana sound like a great combo in this irresistible loaf.

  19. I have tons of weird food things. Not liking plain blueberries but loving them mixed into things make total sense to me. :)

    I hope he’s enjoying school and that you have some more time to yourself.

    The bread look fantastic! I love blueberries in everything so I’m sure I’d love it.

  20. Made these tonight…WOW they were delicious! My husband said, “that was the best muffin I have ever ate!”.

  21. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!! made this last night and it was gone in 2 hours between 4 people. It was so moist and addicting. Perfect!! :)

  22. Looks yummy! Can I use frozen blueberries?

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