Blueberry Banana Bread

It’s blueberry banana bread time! Make a loaf of this wonderful, naturally sweetened banana bread and add some fresh blueberries for a fun twist on the classic banana bread recipe.

Banana Bread on a cooling rack

I don’t know about you, but banana bread is so nostalgic for me. The smell banana bread baking in the oven and I am immediately taken back to a crisp fall day cerca 2004. I was probably listening to Ja Rule or Ashanti in the kitchen while my dad baked loaves and loaves of banana bread (yes, I was totally into a little early 2000s R&B. There were probably cornrows in my hair, too). Anywho, we would save bananas in the freezer and when it was too full to fit anymore, my dad would bake all day.

Isn’t it crazy how different smells and scents take us immediately back to a memory? The brain is a crazy thing.

Ingredients in a bowl

This Blueberry Banana Bread is a healthy banana bread recipe that will (hopefully) bring you back to your most joyful memories of blueberry muffins or banana bread. This blueberry banana bread is deliciously moist, naturally sweet, and I don’t know many people who would turn down a slice of this banana bread with a cup of coffee!

Another thing I love about this recipe is that it is pretty easy to change up the recipe if you are missing some ingredients. Don’t have blueberries? Feel free to sub your favorite berry or even some chocolate chips. If you feel like you’re not in the mood for bread, you can make this batter into muffins, too! Have no fear, there are so many ways you can change up this recipe.

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Recipe

Blueberry Banana Bread

It’s blueberry banana bread time! Make a loaf of this wonderful, naturally sweetened banana bread and add some fresh blueberries for a fun twist on the classic banana bread recipe.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Linley Richter
Yield: 1 loaf of bread

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1.75 cups white whole wheat
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cups fresh blueberries

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1.5 cups mashed)
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Instructions

  1. First, preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a bread pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Set aside ½ cup of blueberries for later. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mash the 3  bananas with a fork (or alternatively you can place them in a blender to get extra smooth). Then, mix in the rest of the wet ingredients minus the melted coconut oil.
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet. Then, add in melted coconut oil and mix again.
  5. Pour batter into greased bread pan, sprinkle the last half cup of blueberries on top, and bake at 350ºF for 45-50 minutes.
  6. Remove banana bread from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, and remove from pan to finish cooling.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8
  • Calories: 252
  • Sugar: 21
  • Sodium: 217
  • Fat: 5
  • Protein: 7
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