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Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

Jennie Duncan
What makes my classic Banana Bread better? Adding in juicy, fresh blueberries to make this wonderfully moist Blueberry Banana Bread! So flavorful and sweet from all the fruit makes this the best breakfast bread.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Bread, Breakfast
Servings 8 slices
Calories 299 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ripe medium bananas (should make about 2 cups mashed)
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (+ 1 tablespoon for berries)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Use a fork to mash bananas until smooth (a few chunks here and there is fine) in a large mixing bowl.
  • To that same mixing bowl add in your eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Use an electric mixer to beat on low until smooth.
  • In a medium bowl toss blueberries with 1 tablespoon of flour. 
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Next add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients in batches mixing on low at the same time. Watch mixed in fold in the berries.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. The batter will be somewhat sticky. Make a small cut lengthwise about ½ inch deep in the center of the bread. Decorate with berries on top.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 35-40 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Later transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into slices and serve.

Notes

Tip: The riper the bananas the better. If they have some black spots that is totally ok!
Tip: Make sure the Baking Powder and Baking Soda are not expired before using them.
Tips and FAQs for a good Blueberry Banana Bread:
  1. The Flavor is amazing. The bananas and blueberries give this a really great fruit flavor. Using fresh berries for this particular bread gives the best results. Using the fresh blueberries and distributing them throughout the bread packs it with flavor. If you use frozen blueberries, they will spread blue color throughout when they bake and melt.
  2. One the bread is baked, allow to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, and remove to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way. Keeping it in the pan can cause moisture that makes the bread soggy.
  3. Halfway through baking, check the bread. If the top looks like it is getting too dark, cover the bread loosely with aluminum foil. Keep it loose so the bread can still rise. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 235mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 437IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Blueberry Banana Bread
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