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Blueberry Banana Bread is a twist on a classic recipe. The fresh berries that are added gives the bread amazing flavor and makes a delicious treat.

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If you have tried our Lemon Blueberry Muffins then you are going to love this Homemade Blueberry Banana Bread. You can easily make a healthy version with gluten-free flour for a twist on this homemade bread.

I love using blueberries in recipes because of the flavor and easily it bakes in these Easy Homemade Blueberry Muffin Recipe and Easy Blueberry Pie Bites Recipe. We even made Blueberry Lemonade Recipe for a refreshing drink.

Why This Recipe Works

The combination of mashed bananas and fresh blueberries makes the bread delicious and the perfect amount of sweetness. This homemade bread bakes with the soft texture and amazing flavor.

This has become my go-to banana bread recipe because it can be served for any occasion. The ingredients are simple and takes minutes to prep.

Ingredients 

Ingredients - Flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter, bananas, egg, vanilla extract, fresh blueberries
  • All Purpose Flour – You can also use almond flour or whole wheat flour
  • Butter – Use softened unsalted butter
  • Ripe Bananas – We love using ugly brown bananas for the extra sweetness
  • Large Egg – Use room temperature eggs

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Variations Ideas

Additional ingredients can be added to add flavor and texture to this blueberry banana bread. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Cinnamon
  • Shredded Coconut
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Lemon Zest
  • Sliced Almonds

How to Make Blueberry Banana Bread 

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9X5 inch loaf pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Step 2 – In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Set aside. 
Beating butter and sugar in a bowl with a hand mixer with a small bowl of two eggs and vanilla extract

Step 3 – In a small bowl with a stand up mixer or hand held mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until the mixer is light and fluffy. 

Combining the butter mixture with eggs with a bowl of mashed bananas and flour on the side

Step 4 – Add in the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Then mix in the vanilla extract.  

Combining the mashed bananas in the bowl with the butter mixture with a bowl of flour and flour coated blueberries in a bowl

Step 5 – Mash up the ripe bananas and add the mashed bananas to the mixture. 

Adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in a bowl with a hand mixer with a bowl of flour and a bowl of flour coated blueberries

Step 6 – Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined.  Be careful not to over mix the batter. 

Mixing the blueberries in the bowl of the banana batter with a loaf pan on the side

Step 7 – Fold the blueberries in 1 tablespoon of flour and then gently stir the blueberries into the batter.

Blueberry banana bread batter in a loaf pan

Step 8 – Pour the batter in the prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

  • Step 9 – Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn the bread out onto a wire rack to cool completely.  
  • Step 10 – Once the bread has cooled, it’s ready to slice, serve and enjoy!  

Expert Tips

  • Blueberries – Before mixing the blueberries into the batter coat with flour. This helps to prevent the blueberries from dropping to the bottom of the pan.
  • Combining Ingredients – Combine the ingredients but try to not to overmix the batter. You can combine the ingredients with a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
  • Loaf Pan – For best results, spray the loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. This helps to remove the bread from the pan and makes cleanup a breeze.
Blueberry banana bread slices

Serving Suggestions

Serve this blueberry banana bread for any occasion. It is delicious served as a breakfast or a snack. When we serve it for breakfast I like to make Air Fryer Bacon and Over Hard Eggs for a complete breakfast idea.

This blueberry banana bread has amazing flavor and we even enjoy with butter spread on top.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?

You can use frozen blueberries in this recipe. There is no need to thaw them before mixing into the batter.

How to Store Leftover Blueberry Banana Bread

Store any leftover bread in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.

Can I Freeze Blueberry Banana Bread?

Yes, you can freeze blueberry banana bread. Freeze the bread as a whole loaf or slice and freeze individual slices. Make sure to wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil so the bread will last about 3 months. Thaw bread at room temperature when ready to serve.

Blueberry banana bread slices with a bowl of blueberries on the side

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Blueberry Banana Bread

5 from 1 vote
Blueberry Banana Bread is a twist on a classic recipe. The fresh berries that are added gives the bread amazing flavor and makes a delicious treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Let Cool in Pan 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Calories 304

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour plus 1 Tablespoon for coating the Blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 3 Ripe Bananas mashed
  • 2 Large Egg room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9X5 inch loaf pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl with a stand up mixer or hand held mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until the mixer is light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Then mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Mash up the ripe bananas and add them to the mixture.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.  Be careful not to over mix the batter.
  • Toss the blueberries in 1 tablespoon of flour and then gently stir the blueberries into the batter.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn the bread out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the bread has cooled, it’s ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftover bread in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 304kcal, Carbohydrates 49g, Protein 4g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 297mg, Potassium 181mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 26g, Vitamin A 362IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 38mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. Casey says:

    5 stars
    Blueberries and banana made the perfect combination in this bread recipe.