Bread Machine – Blueberry Banana Bread

Bread Machine - Blueberry Banana Bread

This bread machine blueberry banana bread recipe produces a moist & delicious banana bread. This is a “bluer” version of Grandma’s banana bread! 🙂

In case you didn’t know, traditional banana breads are a type of quick bread. Quick breads use baking soda and/or baking powder as a leavening agent (versus sandwich-type breads that use yeast). Quick breads are usually a sweeter muffin-like “bread” that is often eaten as a dessert. Our blueberry banana bread recipe helps you to create a wonderful dessert or delicious breakfast snack. Your family will love it.

When making this bread machine banana bread recipe, please make sure you use the quick bread setting on your bread machine or your bread could burn. If you like this type of banana bread, you should also try our Cranberry Banana Bread Recipe or Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe.

Be aware that we use frozen blueberries in this recipe because they are less easily “broken up” in the mixing of the dough. This allows you to have more whole berries in your finished blueberry banana bread. You can use fresh blueberries but you might have more chopped up or crushed berries at the end of the bread making process.

Since this blueberry banana bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 10 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page.

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Key Ingredients – Bananas & Blueberries

Bread Machine - Blueberry Banana Bread

Frozen Blueberries – Helps Keep Berries Intact During Mixing

Frozen Blueberries

Finished Product – Delicious Blueberry Banana Bread

Bread Machine - Blueberry Banana Bread

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Ingredients – Bread Machine – Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

Instructions – Bread Machine – Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

  • Prep Time – 10 minutes
  • Baking Time – 140 minutes
  • Bread Machine Setting – Quick Bread
  • Beat the eggs.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften the butter in microwave.
  • Mix the water and instant nonfat milk powder together.
  • Pour this instant milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients (except the blueberries). Try to follow order of the ingredients listed above so that liquid ingredients are placed in the bread pan first and the dry ingredients second.
  • Start the machine going after checking the settings.
  • After the first kneading and before the second kneading, add the blueberries.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, remove the bread loaf pan and place it on a wooden cutting board. Let the bread stay within the bread loaf container for 10 minutes before you remove it from the bread loaf container. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) because it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread from the bread loaf pan, place the bread on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread.
  • Don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle could be hot.
  • You should allow the banana bread to complete cool before cutting. This can take up to 2 hours. Otherwise, the banana bread will break (crumble) more easily when cut.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

Tips – Bread Machine – Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

  • If you dislike blueberries, you can replace them with raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries, etc.
  • If you want to make this banana bread even bluer, you can try blueberry juice or purple grape juice instead of water.
  • We use frozen blueberries in this recipe because they are less easily “broken up” in the mixing of the dough. This allows you to have more whole berries (non-crushed) in your finished blueberry banana bread.
  • Make sure to gently scrape sides of bread loaf pan with rubber spatula after first kneading and before second kneading. This will help to mix all of the ingredients. It will also help to prevent flour sticking to the side of the bread when it is finished baking. Use a rubber or silicon spatula in order to avoid damaging the interior of the bread loaf pan. Do not use a hard spatula (i.e. metal spatula).
  • You need to leave the bread in the bread loaf container for 10 minutes after you take it out of the bread machine. Denser quick breads take a little longer for the interior dough to be fully baked.
  • Since you are letting the banana bread “harden” for 10 minutes in the bread loaf pan, the mixing paddle might rip more of the bottom when removed (versus removing it immediately after baking).
  • If you use unripe green or hard yellow bananas, your banana bread might not be as tasty. Unripe bananas have more starch and less sugar than ripe bananas. The natural sweetness of ripe bananas works best for bread machine banana bread recipes.
  • We use aluminum free baking powder in our bread machine banana bread recipes. Read the label of your baking powder because some brands may use ingredients such as sodium aluminum sulfate. Making your own bread allows you to screen out unwanted chemicals.

Questions – Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

Are frozen blueberries just as good as fresh?

Frozen blueberries often have more nutrients than store “fresh” blueberries. Store blueberries gradually lose quality & nutrients due to the time spent in shipping and sitting on the shelf in the store. In contrast, frozen blueberries have their nutrients levels “frozen” in place. However, for the freshest blueberries with the most nutrients, you should try growing your own!

What are some blueberry benefits?

Blueberries benefits include vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants… and a great taste! Blueberries are also useful because they add a different color & texture to many food recipes.

For more on blueberries & antioxidants, you should read the WebMD article Antioxidants in Fruit.

How many calories are in a handful of blueberries?

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a cup of raw blueberries has roughly 84 calories. Therefore, a handful of blueberries (or roughly half a cup of raw blueberries) would have approximately 42 calories. However, be aware that dried blueberries can have significantly more calories per cup than raw blueberries. Dried blueberries have more concentrated natural sugars per ounce because they have much less water than raw blueberries.

For more information, please try this USDA food calculator.

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Bread Machine - Blueberry Banana Bread

This bread machine blueberry banana bread recipe produces a moist & delicious banana bread. This is a "bluer" version of Grandma's banana bread! 🙂
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread machine recipe, banana bread recipe, blueberry banana bread, blueberry banana bread machine recipe, blueberry bread, blueberry bread recipe, bread machine blueberry banana bread
Servings: 12 Slices
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup - Water (warm)
  • 1 Tablespoon - Instant Nonfat Milk
  • 2 - Eggs (beaten)
  • 8 Tablespoons - Butter (melted)
  • 1 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
  • 3 - Bananas (Ripe), Medium Sized (mashed)
  • 1 Cup - White Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cups - Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons - Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1 Teaspoon - Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup - Blueberries (frozen)

Instructions

  • Prep Time – 10 minutes
  • Baking Time – 140 minutes
  • Bread Machine Setting – Quick Bread
  • Beat the eggs.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften the butter in microwave.
  • Mix the water and instant nonfat milk powder together.
  • Pour this instant milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients (except the blueberries). Try to follow order of the ingredients listed above so that liquid ingredients are placed in the bread pan first and the dry ingredients second.
  • Start the machine going after checking the settings.
  • After the first kneading and before the second kneading, add the blueberries.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, remove the bread loaf pan and place it on a wooden cutting board. Let the bread stay within the bread loaf container for 10 minutes before you remove it from the bread loaf container. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) because it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread from the bread loaf pan, place the bread on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread.
  • Don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle could be hot.
  • You should allow the banana bread to complete cool before cutting. This can take up to 2 hours. Otherwise, the banana bread will break (crumble) more easily when cut.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

Notes

  • If you dislike blueberries, you can replace them with raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries, etc.
  • If you want to make this banana bread even bluer, you can try blueberry juice or purple grape juice instead of water.
  • We use frozen blueberries in this recipe because they are less easily “broken up” in the mixing of the dough. This allows you to have more whole berries (non-crushed) in your finished blueberry banana bread.
  • Make sure to gently scrape sides of bread loaf pan with rubber spatula after first kneading and before second kneading. This will help to mix all of the ingredients. It will also help to prevent flour sticking to the side of the bread when it is finished baking. Use a rubber or silicon spatula in order to avoid damaging the interior of the bread loaf pan. Do not use a hard spatula (i.e. metal spatula).
  • You need to leave the bread in the bread loaf container for 10 minutes after you take it out of the bread machine. Denser quick breads take a little longer for the interior dough to be fully baked.
  • Since you are letting the banana bread “harden” for 10 minutes in the bread loaf pan, the mixing paddle might rip more of the bottom when removed (versus removing it immediately after baking).
  • If you use unripe green or hard yellow bananas, your banana bread might not be as tasty. Unripe bananas have more starch and less sugar than ripe bananas. The natural sweetness of ripe bananas works best for bread machine banana bread recipes.
  • We use aluminum free baking powder in our bread machine banana bread recipes. Read the label of your baking powder because some brands may use ingredients such as sodium aluminum sulfate. Making your own bread allows you to screen out unwanted chemicals.
 
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Diana

I love blueberries. Can’t wait to try out this recipe.

Kathy

Yummy!!

Sally

Can I use dried blueberries instead of frozen blueberries?

Elizabeth

Nice recipe. Okay to use fresh blueberries versus frozen blueberries?