Blueberry Banana Bread – Classic Banana Bread studded with juicy and delicious blueberries. This is the perfect breakfast snack to serve with your morning coffee or tea.
Ladies & Gents, before we get to this beautiful, extra-delicious, SUPERB Blueberry Banana Bread, I have an announcement… PSL is back!!!
NO, not Play Station Limited, as my husband thought… I LOL’ed for a few good minutes when I saw his face – he was dead serious.
But, no. We’re talking about the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. It’s there!!
BUT! And this is just a thought, BUT I do have the recipe for it. Well, the recipe may not be completely “Starbucks-it”, however this Pumpkin Spice Latte homemade recipe is the best one yet. Scouts honor.
BLUEBERRY BANANA BREAD
Okey, Dokey. Now we can talk about blueberries and bananas. And bread. Or cake. I think it’s as good as cake, and don’t know why it’s called bread, but hey, who am I to talk. I never went to culinary school nor pastry school. I just cook and bake. Aaaaand hope for good results. (My fingers are crossed the entire time that I have something in the oven… I SUCK at getting things right the first time around.)
Yet, I think this awesome banana bread was perfect on the first try.
Usually, when it comes to banana bread, I just throw things in there and pray for greatness. Like this Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Candied Bacon. I know. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s incredible! Elvis approved, eh?!
This time around I just went overboard and bought an insane amount of blueberries. I knew I could eat them all, but I had to make some of those Blueberry Sauce Crepes with Honey Whipped Cream, a few dozen Blueberry Lemon Muffins, and a loaf, or four, of this seriously delicious Blueberry Banana Bread. In all honesty, you guys, I couldn’t keep my hands off this bread. It’s SO GOOD!
All muffins are stuffed away in the freezer, and I have school snacks for at least a month! The banana bread kinda didn’t make it to the freezer – most of it is in mah belly! If you want to do the same, make this bread ASAP. I promise you will love it. It’s such a good snack, and it goes really well with your morning coffee or tea.
HOW TO KEEP BANANA BREAD MOIST
- Cover with plastic wrap and then with foil. Banana Bread will last 2 days at room temperature, and 1 week in the fridge.
- To freeze banana bread, wrap with plastic wrap, then foil, and store it in a large freezer bag. Banana Bread will last 2 to 3 months in the freezer.
MORE BANANA BREAD RECIPES
- Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Coconut Oil
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Banana Bread
- Easy One Bowl Banana Bread
- Skillet Chocolate Banana Bread
TOOLS USED IN THIS RECIPE
Blueberry Banana Bread
- 4 tablespoons butter , softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 bananas , mashed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour , divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Butter up a 9×5-loaf pan, sprinkle with flour and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar and beat until smooth and creamy.
- Add egg and vanilla, and continue to beat until well incorporated.
- With a rubber spatula, gently fold in mashed bananas and 1/2 cup flour; set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining flour, ground cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Fold flour mixture into banana mixture until combined.
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Invert onto a rack.
- Cut and serve.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
24 comments on “Blueberry Banana Bread”
how long would this last if being shipped. im thinking of shipping it from Miami to Northern Cali.
I’ve made this recipe a few times now and LOVE it! It doesn’t last even a whole day in my house. Do you know how I can tweak it though to use chocolate chips instead of blueberries? I just tried a choc chip banana bread recipe and didn’t like it. Thanks so much in advance!
HI! I also loooove this recipe. I make it all the time with all kinds of add-ins. 🙂 I’m thinking you don’t want to crowd the chocolate chips too much, so about 3/4-cup should be good enough. It tastes great with any other berries, too! Let me know how it goes! Thank you!!
Hi, I was wondering whether it would be possible to sub the sugar for honey? Might make this for Mother’s Day brunch! Looks delish!:)
HI! This would be a great Mother’s Day treat!! Adding the honey will result in more liquid, thus you’ll have to adjust the amount of dry ingredients by adding more flour. However, because I haven’t tried it, I can’t tell you exactly how much more you might need. Please let me know how it goes.
I love breads like this! I could start every day with a slice and be happy! I love the combination of blueberry and banana! Really pretty photos!
It is delist!. But subbed half of the sugar for brown sugar and made smaller loaves to share, maybe…
Ooooh brown sugar!! YUM! That is a great idea! Share?! Nonsense. 😉 So glad you enjoyed it!
Gorgeous loaf, girl! I love blueberry anything. Thanks for sharing! xo
I so need a slice of this right now! Love the bright pop of blueberries – such a great idea!
Okay saw in the Wall Street journal this morning that Starbucks is hashtagging it as #PSL! So funny! I would take a slice of this with my #PSL any day!
I love blueberries, this is perfect banana bread!
Great bread! Definitely is perfect for morning or afternoon tea!
I’ve got a freezer full of frozen blueberries, just waiting for this bread! Love the bananas too!
I agree with Jen, gorgeous photos!
And now my morning tea and I will know what to do with the blueberries I put up in the freezer.
(I think frozen would work fine too)
Delish! I don’t understand why sweet/quick breads are not called “cake.” At any rate I love them for their simplicity – and sheer yum!! 😀
I am still drooling over the crepes. But I love me a good banana bread.
Girl, this is GORGEOUS
Thank you SO MUCH! 🙂
Perfect morning bread or an afternoon snack. Love blueberries and bananas!
Blueberry banana bread sounds super yummy! I’m always nervous when something is baking too. But when it turns out perfect … bliss!
Yay!! blueberry and banana bread. YUM! 🙂
What Averie said!:)
Two of my fave things in 1 bread! YUM!