Blueberry Banana Bread

By Rena Awada |

If you enjoy making different versions of banana bread, then you must make this Blueberry Banana Bread. This moist and fluffy banana bread is made healthier, so good, and easy to make.

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We have a lot of different banana bread recipes to share with your further down below but this blueberry banana bread is one of our favorite. It has the perfect combination of blueberry and bananas to keep you wanting more. It is fluffy, moist, and very easy to make. You will need to mix the dry ingredients, then the wet ingredients, and then combine them both. It’s that simple to make. If you are staring at those ripe bananas sitting on your kitchen counter, don’t think twice to whip up this healthier blueberry banana bread recipe for the family to enjoy. Nothing better than fresh banana bread coming out of the oven. It’s just so good!

Why you will love this banana bread

  • Moist and Fluffy: This blueberry banana bread recipe is moist, fluffy, and so delicious.
  • Healthy and quick: Needs about 15 minutes to put this banana bread together and is made with no butter.
  • Easy to make and so good: Making banana bread is really quite easy. Plus you will be amazed at how delicious this blueberry banana bread is.
side shot of sliced blueberry banana bread

Ingredients you will need and substitutes

  • All-purpose flour: You may use any other flour like whole wheat flour, oat flour, or gluten-free flour.
  • Baking powder, Baking soda, cinnamon, and salt
  • Eggs: allow the eggs to reach room temperature.
  • Brown sugar: you may use any other sweetener like coconut sugar, cane sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave, or monk fruit sugar.
  • Coconut Oil: We love using coconut oil instead of butter to bake, but any other neutral-tasting oil will do.
  • Greek Yogurt: If you like, you may use plain yogurt.
  • Vanilla Extract.
  • Bananas: You must use ripe and spotted betters. They are sweeter and bring out the right flavors of banana bread. 3 Banana mashed will come up to about 1 ¼ cups.
  • Blueberries: we used fresh blueberries for this banana bread recipe, but if you want to use frozen blueberries you definitely can.
ingredients to make blueberry banana bread

how to make this homemade blueberry banana bread

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix it well and set it aside.
  • In another bowl beat the egg and sugar for a minute with a hand blender or whisk.
  • Add oil, yogurt, vanilla extract, and add the mashed banana and mix until well combined.
  • To the wet mixture slowly add the flour mixture and combine until everything is well incorporated.
  • Gently fold the blueberries into the batter. (Coat the blueberries with a tablespoon of flour and then add it to the batter)
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake them for 55-65 minutes, until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
raw blueberry banana batter added in a banana bread pan before baking
  • Once done, cool the bread on the wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Slice and serve the banana bread to enjoy.
blueberry banana bread baked over a cooling wrack

Frequently asked questions

Why does my banana bread have no flavor?

This is something that usually happens to many and you aren’t alone. If your banana bread doesn’t taste like banana bread at all and is a bit tasteless, it means that you didn’t use bananas that are ripe enough. You must use spotted ripe bananas to get the best flavor out of your banana bread. Do not worry that you are using rotten bananas.

Can bananas be too ripe for banana bread?

Bananas are never too ripe for banana bread. They in fact need to be really ripe to get the best banana-flavored banana bread. Do not worry about the banana being too brown, unless it has a flour odor and looks moldy, then you are good.

Can you substitute brown sugar for white sugar in baking banana bread?

Yes, you can. You can actually use any sugar of your choice and do not even have to stick to brown or white sugar. Most people now use even healthier sugar substitutes in baking like cane sugar, coconut sugar, honey, agave, and monk fruit sugar.

Why does my banana bread not cook in the middle?

This can be frustrating because you have followed the instructions very carefully and done everything right. If this happens it’s because you should blame your oven and not anything you did. If the oven is not heating up well or isn’t hot enough, then it cooks the outer parts of the banana bread closest to the pan and not the middle of your banana bread. Time to invest in a better oven.

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Notes and tips

  • After 50 minutes of baking, you may start using a toothpick to check for doneness since every oven is different. To do so, insert the toothpick in the middle of the bread until it comes out dry and clean. Then you know it’s done.
  • You do not have to use fresh blueberries. Use frozen blueberries if that’s what you have handy. You may even use other ingredients like chocolate chips, fates, walnuts, cranberries, and so on. Not everyone likes blueberries.
  • Once you remove the bread from the oven, allow it to cool off before cutting them into slices and serving.
  • You may line the baking pan with parchment paper so it’s easier to remove the banana bread from the pan.
  • If you do not like the taste of bananas, you may use apple sauce instead. Sweetened or unsweetened will be about the same. It depends on how many calories you want to cut down.
  • To store, cover and keep it on your kitchen counter for up to 24 hours. Store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • To freeze: tightly wrap the bread with foil or plastic wrap, then place it into a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Blueberry Banana Bread

Moist, fluffy, and easy banana bread, is made with flour, fresh blueberries, coconut oil, and other simple and clean ingredients to make this banana bread lighter without missing out on taste.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour ** see notes
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar coconut sugar or honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt or plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas about 1 ¼ cups
  • 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a loaf pan and set aside.In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix it well and set it aside.
  • In another bowl beat the egg and sugar for a minute with a hand blender or whisk.
  • Add oil, yogurt, vanilla extract, and add the mashed banana and mix until well combined.
  • To the wet mixture slowly add the flour mixture and combine until everything is well incorporated.
  • Gently fold the blueberries into the batter. (Coat the blueberries with a tablespoon of flour and then add it to the batter)
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake them for 55-65 minutes, until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Once done, cool the bread on the wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Slice and serve the banana bread to enjoy.

Notes

  • Serving size: one slice 
  • Blueberries: you may use fresh or frozen blueberries 
  • Flour: We used all-purpose flour. You may change this up and use/mix the following: gluten-free flour, oat flour, and whole-wheat flour.
  • Sugar: we used brown sugar but you may use any other sugar of your choice like vane sugar, monk fruit sugar, or honey.
  • Yogurt: if you don’t like Greek yogurt, you may use plain unflavored yogurt.
  • Coconut oil: If you do not have coconut oil, use any other neutral-tasting oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg
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