Easy Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

Easy Blueberry Banana Bread

This easy blueberry banana bread recipe is simple to make and tastes great! It stuffed with juicy blueberries & ripe bananas. It is perfect as a tasty breakfast snack or a wonderful dessert. This recipe also looks great with the blueberries adding natural “coloring” to the banana bread.

Our recipe should take you only 10-15 minutes to prepare and clean up. Please be aware that this is an oven-baked banana bread recipe. It is not made with a bread machine. You will find a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of this page.

Easy Blueberry Banana Bread – Stuffed with Blueberries & Ripe Bananas!

Easy Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients – Easy Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

  • 8 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 – Large Eggs
  • 3 – Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups – Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup – White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup – Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 Teaspoon – Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Salt

Servings – Roughly 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe – Measuring cup & spoons, mixing bowl, long wooden spoon, 9 by 5 bread pan, oven mitts, silicon spatula, cooling rack and an oven.

Blueberry Banana Bread – Stuffed with Blueberries!

Easy Blueberry Banana Bread

Instructions – Easy Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe – 2 lb Loaf

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Stir eggs, bananas and butter together.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients (except the blueberries). Stir until the batter is fully mixed.
  • Add the blueberries after the batter has been completely mixed. Make sure the blueberries are evenly spread throughout the batter.
  • Pour finished batter into a nonstick bread pan. Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan.
  • Optional (for decorative purposes) – Sprinkle some blueberries on top of the batter before placing into the oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 65-70 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out of oven and let the banana bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the banana bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the banana bread from the bread pan. Place the banana bread on a cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the banana bread and the bread pan walls if the banana bread is stuck in the pan.

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Tips – Easy Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help banana bread “novices” and/or people with limited baking experience.
  • You can use fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe. For the recipe & pictures above, I used fresh blueberries. However, you can easily store frozen blueberries in your freezer for at least several months. Therefore, frozen blueberries reduce the need to run to the supermarket when you have your next fantastic blueberry baking idea!
  • I usually buy several packages of blueberries when they are on sale at the supermarket. I will use one to make a delicious blueberry “something” and freeze the rest for future culinary creations. Saves me money and future trips to the supermarket.
  • Try to use organic blueberries if you can. Organic fruit & vegetables are usually much less exposed to potentially harmful pesticides.
  • Blueberries have lots of antioxidants, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin K. So beyond tasting wonderful, this banana bread also contains the nutritional benefits of blueberries.
  • Use RIPE bananas for improved taste. Ripe bananas are soft and usually yellow with small black spots. Hard yellow/green(ish) bananas are too starchy and have less banana flavor.
  • Make sure to use 3 large bananas (not 3 medium bananas). Otherwise, your banana bread with blueberries might turn out to be a little dry.
  • In case, you like to use cups versus banana “sizes”… 3 medium-sized bananas equal roughly 1 to 1 1/4 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). 3 large-sized bananas equal roughly 1 1/3 to 1 2/3 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). Of course, banana sizes can vary greatly… and my version of medium and large-sized bananas may differ from yours!
  • Optional – If you want to add some variety to your blueberry banana bread, you can try making a banana bread based on a 50/50 mix of blueberries & fresh/frozen cranberries (so 1/2 cup of blueberries & 1/2 cup of cranberries). You can also try blueberry mixes with raisins, chopped walnuts, etc.
  • Messed up the top of your banana bread? Hate the ugly top on your banana bread? Then try adding some homemade whipped cream to cover up any “blemishes”! See our Strawberry Bread Recipe for instructions on how to make homemade whipped cream.

 

  • Make sure to grease the bread pan, line the bread pan with baking parchment paper or use a very good nonstick bread pan. The blueberries can become very sticky during the baking process (especially on the bottom of the bread pan). Baking parchment paper might be the safest way to manage a potential sticky “bottom” to your banana bread.
  • This doesn’t happen often but if the top of the banana bread looks too moist or under cooked, you should try the “toothpick test”. Gently push a toothpick into the top of the bread and see if any batter sticks to the toothpick. If batter is sticking to the toothpick then it hasn’t completely cooked. Place the bread pan back into the still hot oven for another 2 or 3 minutes. Make sure to wear oven gloves because the bread pan will be very hot. After the 2 or 3 minutes, remove the bread pan and test the blueberry banana bread again with a tooth pick.
  • If you would like to explore other fruit-filled “quick breads” (similar to banana bread), you should also look at our recipes for Cranberry Bread (with fresh cranberries) and Strawberry Bread (with homemade whipped cream).
  • Or if you have kids, you might also like to try our Blueberry Bread (with Homemade Whipped Cream) and Easy Blueberry Banana Muffins recipes.
  • If you have a problem with a banana bread recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct oven temperature), using the correct amounts of ingredients (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measuring cup or accidentally add a tablespoon when a teaspoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. baking soda/powder versus yeast or all purpose flour versus bread flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • In addition, you should always try to use relatively fresh baking soda & powder for the best results. For example, using baking soda from an open container (that has been deodorizing your refrigerator for months) may lead to subpar results. Old & hard baking soda/powder may lead to rising problems and/or leave small bitter clumps in your banana bread with blueberries.
  • If you do not have aluminum free baking powder, “regular” baking powder should work fine (as long as it is relatively fresh). However, I always prefer to use aluminum free food ingredients when making any type of food for my family.
  • For more easy banana bread ideas (i.e. cranberry, chocolate chip, vegan, oatmeal, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Banana Bread Recipes section.

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Questions – Banana Bread with Blueberries

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.

Is blueberry banana bread healthy?

Blueberries are considered healthy by many medical authorities because they are packed with antioxidants. However, blueberry banana bread is probably less healthy versus just eating the blueberries by themselves. While it is delicious and full of blueberries, blueberry banana bread also contains a fair amount of sugar and butter.

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Blueberry Banana Bread - Easy Dessert Recipe

This easy blueberry banana bread recipe is simple to make and tastes great! It stuffed with juicy blueberries & ripe bananas. It is perfect for a tasty breakfast or a wonderful dessert. This banana bread also looks great with the blueberries naturally coloring the bread. Moreover, blueberries have lots of antioxidants, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin K. For more great banana bread recipes, please visit Bread Dad (BreadDad.com).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana bread blueberry, banana bread recipe, blueberry banana bread, blueberry banana bread recipe, easy blueberry banana bread
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 3 Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Stir eggs, bananas and butter together.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients (except the blueberries). Stir until the batter is fully mixed.
  • Add the blueberries after the batter has been completely mixed. Make sure the blueberries are evenly spread throughout the batter.
  • Pour finished batter into a nonstick bread pan. Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan.
  • Optional (for decorative purposes) – Sprinkle some blueberries on top of the batter before placing into the oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 65-70 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out of oven and let the banana bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the banana bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the banana bread from the bread pan. Place the banana bread on a cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the banana bread and the bread pan walls if the banana bread is stuck in the pan.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 302IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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