This Blueberry Banana Bread is a family favorite. Filled with fresh blueberries, it’s an easy and delicious quick bread, and a perfect snack! Once you bite into it, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t added blueberries to your banana bread sooner! It’s almost as delicious as my Brown Butter Rum Banana Bread!
I can never get enough of banana bread.
It was one thing mom made that I absolutely loved growing up,
along with her meatloaf!
She really did make great banana bread.
One of my favorite ways to eat it is grilled!
Seriously, doooo it!
Spread some butter on both sides and then grill it up in a skillet.
It is SO good that way, and I love to do that with blueberry muffins, too.
SAVE THIS BLUEBERRY BANANA BREAD TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD!
I’m thinking this is where the inspiration for this recipe came from.
Wanting some banana bread, I got to thinking about it being all buttered and everything, cooking in the skillet which led me to think about the blueberry muffins, too.
I love banana bread so much that I’ve made different versions of it, but have to yet to put the original up here on the blog. HA!
What is THAT about?!
Going on my to-do list for sure.
One that I REALLY love besides the Brown Butter Rum Banana Bread is the Chai Banana Bread.
It’s one of those recipes that really isn’t getting the credit it deserves.
Then there’s this Double Chocolate Banana Bread because I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate with their bananas?
Peanut butter lovers enjoy the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. And when you add the chocolate chips, it just takes it to a whole ‘nother level!
Have you ever had quinoa? It’s a grain filled with protein. Adding it to this Quinoa Banana Bread will be a great start to your morning!
Did you know you can even make French toast with Banana bread? It’s delicious!
Quick breads are so easy to make and I love how there are so many different recipes for them.
Speaking of blueberries, you might want to try this Blueberry Lemon Bread Recipe.
Or if it’s pineapple you prefer, this Pineapple Bread has always been very popular.
With Fall on the horizon, this Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread is sure to become a favorite.
I know I’ll be making it a lot in the coming months!
Bananas are great for breakfast and snacks and they are wonderful in so many banana recipes, too!
Banana Peanut Butter Chip Pancakes would have been a breakfast fit for Elvis!
If you like smoothie bowls, this Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl and Banana Mocha Smoothie Bowl are sure to get any morning off to a great start.
If you prefer to drink your smoothies, then try this Cherry Banana Bliss Smoothie.
You can use frozen cherries as well, just add a bit more milk or liquid of your choice to make sure it blends well.
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How do I make banana bread with blueberries?
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
- Using one teaspoon of the total amount of flour called for, toss it with the blueberries in a small bowl. This will help suspend the berries in the batter as it cooks.
Though I haven’t, you could use frozen blueberries in this recipe as well. DO not that them, but toss them in the flour before adding them to the batter. if they thaw, the juices will turn your bread blue. Which isn’t a bad thing and won’t affect the taste, but won’t look as pretty if fresh are used.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.
- In a medium bowl, mash the bananas. Add the eggs, melted butter and milk.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix, just until incorporated.
- With a rubber spatula, gently fold in 3/4 of the floured blueberries.
- Pour into pan and put the remaining blueberries on top of the batter.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
- Bread will slice better when completely cooled, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and tin foil overnight.
Can I use frozen blueberries in banana bread?
Yes, you can!
Frozen blueberries do have less tendency to sink in the batter, but you’ll be tossing them with some of the flour to help prevent that, too.
They’re also be less likely to burst than fresh.
You may just need to add a few minutes of baking time to ensure the blueberry banana bread is fully cooked.
Blueberry Banana Bread
- Large Mixing Bowl
- medium mixing bowl
- small bowl
- rubber spatula
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 cups all-purpose flour divided
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- 4 medium very ripe bananas mashed
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 X 5-inch bread pan by greasing it with butter and lightly flouring it.
- In a small bowl, toss 3/4 of the blueberries with the 1 teaspoon flour. This helps to prevent them from sinking in the batter.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the bananas, eggs, melted butter and milk.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just incorporated.
- Gently fold in the floured blueberries.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan and spread to even out.
- Place remaining blueberries on top of batter.
- Bake for 55 - 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Bread is best and easiest to cut when completely cooled, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, stored in tin foil overnight.
So, I used to rate everything I make on a scale of 1 – 4 with 4 being the best and this Blueberry Banana Bread earned 4 rolling pans!
No, wait, that should be pins, not pans, silly.
There’s just something to be said about what you can create with brown, rotting bananas sitting on a kitchen counter.
Am I right?
Why I never thought about adding blueberries to my banana bread before is BEYOND me! Better late than never, I suppose.
I think you’ll enjoy it, too.
Originally published 3/27/2015, this post has been updated in format and with pictures.