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Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

Overripe bananas taking up space on your countertop? This blueberry banana bread recipe will make sure they don’t go to waste! This is a just sweet enough twist on the classic banana bread that is packed full of blueberries. It is a perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert, and can even be easily frozen to save for later! 

Blueberry banana bread recipe

Is there anything better than a warm piece of banana bread? Not only is it a delicious, just sweet enough option that can be considered breakfast or dessert.  It is also the best way to use up all of those overripe bananas that end up hanging out on your kitchen counter for way too long. 

Last time I had a plethora of overripe bananas, I ended up making a double chocolate banana bread. That was quite the hit, but instead of creating the same dish again, I decided to go for something a little different this time around. 

Not only did I have quite a few bananas that needed to be used, but I also happened to have a bag of frozen blueberries just begging to be used up. So, I decided to make blueberry banana bread. 

How to Make Blueberry Banana Bread

If you have a few ripe bananas, some blueberries, and some baking staples in your house then you have everything you need to make blueberry banana bread. 

This is a pretty standard banana bread recipe, with the biggest difference simply being the healthy addition of blueberries to the mix.  Blueberries add extra moisture to the bread, which does tend to mean the bake time will be slightly longer than with other banana bread varieties. 

Fresh or Frozen Blueberries? 

One question that I see pop up quite often when it comes to baking, is if frozen berries can be substituted instead of fresh ones. The simple answer is yes, you can for sure use frozen blueberries for this banana bread. 

When using frozen berries in any recipe, you will likely want to slightly increase the baking time to account for them. This recipe though already has that factored in since I used frozen blueberries myself! 

Pro Tip: When baking with blueberries, fresh or frozen, coat them in a little bit of flour before adding them to the batter to help prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the loaf!

blueberries coated with flour for baking

Can I Use Greek Yogurt instead of Butter When Baking?

Another question I commonly see is “can I use yogurt instead of butter in my recipe?”. Again, the answer is a resounding yes! There are actually quite a few butter substitutes that you can make if you prefer. Some of the most common ones are: 

  • Greek Yogurt (1 to 1 ratio)
  • Applesauce (1 to 1 ratio)
  • Avocado (1 to 1 ratio)
  • Ghee (1 to 1 ratio)
  • Pumpkin Puree (3/4 to 1 ratio)
  • Oil (1 to 1 ratio)

For this recipe, I use Greek yogurt instead of butter. It gives the recipe a little added protein while maintaining the moisture it needs while baking. When baking with Greek yogurt, I highly recommend using a full-fat variety, as the nonfat yogurts tend to produce a drier finished result. 

brown sugar on top of banana bread batter

Want a Crunchy Top and Moist Center? 

If you want your blueberry banana bread to have a crunchy top and moist center, add a liberal sprinkling of brown sugar right to the top before placing it in the oven. 

When it bakes, the sugar caramelizes and forms a delicious crust over the top of your loaf. 

If you want more banana recipes, check out these as well!

Have overripe bananas at home? No problem! These blueberry banana muffins are the perfect way to put those bananas to use. Easy to make, these muffins are perfect for a delicious breakfast, guilt-free dessert, or even a mid-day snack.

Do you have overripe bananas laying around? Turn them into Double Chocolate Banana Bread with just a few simple pantry staple ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blueberry Banana Bread

This blueberry banana bread recipe will make sure they don’t go to waste! This is a just sweet enough twist on the classic banana bread that is packed full of blueberries. It is a perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert, and can even be easily frozen to save for later! 

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, blueberry banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 3 Mashed Bananas
  • 1/2 cup Full-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Brown Sugar optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°

  2. Mash your 3 bananas in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Slowly mix in all ingredients other than the blueberries and brown sugar.

  4. In a separate bowl, coat your blueberries in about 1 tbsp of flour.

  5. Fold in the flour-covered blueberries.

  6. Pour your batter into a greased loaf pan.

  7. Optional: Top with a liberal helping of brown sugar.

  8. Bake for 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

  9. Let cool 10 minutes and enjoy!

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Overripe bananas taking up space on your countertop? This blueberry banana bread recipe will make sure they don't go to waste! This is a just sweet enough twist on the classic banana bread that is packed full of blueberries. It is a perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert, and can even be easily frozen to save for later! 

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Monday 8th of March 2021

[…] Bananas are one of the best healthy snacks, these fruits contain potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and protein. To provide your kids with a fun and tasty snack, consider baking a healthy banana bread recipe. […]

Monidipa

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

I am terrible in baking bread, but blueberry looks so good! I'd love to try it.......

rachel

Tuesday 25th of August 2020

Oh my stars! This sounds so good! I never would have thought to put blueberries in banana bread!

aditi

Tuesday 25th of August 2020

Looks so tempting, have never tried this before, can't wait to get my hands on it. Will bake it super soon.

successunscrambled

Tuesday 25th of August 2020

If there is one time that banana bread looks even more delicious than usual it will have to be this blueberry and banana bread recipe. I can see myself taking a sugar break just to eat this one.

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