Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread – soft, delicious and bursting with blueberries, this fragrant bread is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack anytime.

Blueberry Banana Bread

My kids are all back in school. My 9-year old son is in the fourth grade and my twin 5-year old daughters have started kindergarten. Which means that, for the first time, all three are attending the same school.

So, mornings are busy. I need to pack three lunch boxes, three snacks and get three kids ready and to the bus at the same time. So, for myself, I need some quick breakfast options, something I can grab on the go, such as a slice of quick bread.


Last week, as is often the case, I was in possession of some nearly overripe bananas. My freezer was already stocked with frozen ripe bananas. So, I decided to do some baking and make Blueberry Banana Bread.

How to Make Blueberry Banana Bread

First, gather the ingredients, including blueberries, mashed bananas, eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, whole wheat flour, all-purpose white flour, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Blueberry Banana Bread - ingredients

Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease two 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat sugar and vegetable oil to blend. Add in the eggs, one at a time, then vanilla, mixing after each addition. Add in the mashed banana and stir to combine.

In another large bowl, whisk together the flours, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Blueberry Banana Bread - process steps 1

Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture in 2 or 3 additions, until just combined. Gently fold in the blueberries. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pans, filling about 3/4 of the way to the top of each pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 60 – 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a loaf comes out clean.

Blueberry Banana Bread - process steps 2

Cool the loaf pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove the loaves from the pans, place on racks and cool completely.

Blueberry Banana Bread

Fragrant Bread, Bursting with Blueberries

This Blueberry Banana Bread smells wonderful when baking in the oven, the warm scent of cinnamon fills the air. The afternoon that I made this bread, when my kids returned home from school, they took one whiff and immediately demanded a slice of whatever I had been baking.

Now, I’ve mentioned that my kids can be picky when it comes to baked goods. They often don’t like anything that contains chunks of fruit or nuts. But, I went ahead and gave them each a slice.

To my delight, my 9-year old son loved his and asked for a slice to be packed in his lunch the next day. My girls, weren’t such big fans. They prefer my Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves. But, that’s all right, I have hope that one day, their tastes will develop, as my son’s did.

Blueberry Banana Bread

Enjoy for Breakfast or Snack Anytime

My husband and I enjoyed this delicious Blueberry Banana Bread along with a cup of coffee for breakfast. This fragrant bread is also great for a mid-morning snack or sweet treat anytime.

This recipes makes two 9-inch x 5-inch loaves. We enjoyed the first loaf the week that I baked it. I wrapped the second loaf in foil and froze it for future enjoyment.

Blueberry Banana Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 2 9x5-inch loaves

Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread - soft, delicious and bursting with blueberries, this fragrant bread is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack anytime

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed banana (from about 3-4 large ripe bananas)
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat sugar and vegetable oil to blend.
  3. Add in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla, mixing after each addition.
  4. Add in the banana and stir to combine.
  5. In another large bowl, whisk together flours, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  6. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture in 2 or 3 additions until just combined.
  7. Gently fold in blueberries
  8. Spoon batter evenly into loaf pans, filling about 3/4 of the way to the top of each pan.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 60 – 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a loaf comes out clean.
  10. Cool loaf pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pans, place on racks and cool completely.
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Blueberry Banana Bread - soft, delicious and bursting with blueberries, this fragrant bread is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack anytime.

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