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Blueberry Banana Bread

This blueberry banana bread turns out tender and flavorful every time. The blueberries are the perfect addition. We like this served in thick slices with a big smear of salted butter. This recipe makes one loaf.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, blueberry, quick bread recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 384kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 medium ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup blueberries tossed in flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the mashed bananas to the mixture and mix by hand until combined, scraping down the bowl as you stir.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients by hand, being sure not to overmix the batter.
  • Fold in the blueberries.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish and bake for 1 hour or until a tester comes out clean. Tent the pan with aluminum foil if the bread is starting to get too brown towards the end of baking.
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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Notes

I've only tested this recipe with fresh blueberries, but frozen would likely work. 
To toss the berries in flour, just rinse the berries and pat dry. Sprinkle on a tablespoon or two of flour and gently stir to coat the berries in the flour.
Sprinkle extra berries on top of the batter before baking, if desired. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg