Blueberry Banana Bread

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This week has been such a BUSY week!  Last weekend I attended a blog conference which was AMAZING!  I learned so much and met so many amazing people.  I will post about it sometime this weekend, but for now, just know it was incredible.  Aside from that, my hubby went back to work *squeal*!  He has loved being back to his sense of “normal”- minus a couple of numb feet- and I have loved it to.  Seeing him happy and getting back into his swing of things has been great!  We have also been working hard this week to give you this new site, which has been in and of itself quite the process!  Needless to say, I am more than excited and ready for the weekend!  I also am more than excited to introduce today’s recipe…

Bananas are quite possibly my favorite fruit and have been since I can remember.  I could eat them by the bunch… not even joking.  In fact, according to my mom and my memory, at the age of 5, someone questioned my love for bananas…so what did I do?.. I ate the whole group of them (what do you call the group of bananas when they are hooked by the stems???) to prove them wrong… yep, all 6 or 7 bananas in one sitting.  I still could probably do that today :)

Not only are they delicious by themselves, but they are even more delicious when used in other foods!  Banana bread has been a staple in my home since I was born pretty much.  The smell of it cooking makes me want to sit in my kitchen until it goes away. Adding blueberries to banana bread… makes it even better!  I made this for breakfast a few Sunday’s ago and everyone enjoyed it!  It was seriously gone almost as quickly as it was taken out of the oven!

Blueberry Banana Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 402kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large bananas mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups blueberries fresh


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, vegetable oil, egg, vanilla and mashed bananas until smooth. Add in flour mixture and stir until just combined and no streaks of flour remain. Fold in blueberries with a spoon or spatula, then pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 55-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg
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recipe from: Baking Bites

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  1. Susan Corpman

    It looks amazing. It's a drizzly day today, a perfect day to try this recipe out! Thanks.

  2. Renna

    This sounds wonderful, and I have some slightly overripe bananas in the freezer, waiting to be used.. I don't have access to good, fresh blueberries, so we buy ours frozen. Is there any reason that frozen wouldn't work well in this recipe?

    1. they will, you just may notice your batter turns a little bluish.. the dryer on the outside you can get them the better, but it wont hurt the taste of your bread in the least bit :)

    2. Frieda

      Frozen will work better because they won't get crushed when you stir the batter!

  3. Kim

    I have blueberries that I have canned. Can I use those?

    1. I am sure they will! you just may notice your batter turns a little bluish.. the dryer on the outside you can get them the better, but it wont hurt the taste of your bread in the least bit :)

  4. Shannon

    Love the site!
    I just made chocolate chip banana bread, now I'll have to make this! Banana bread is always a hit in our home :)

  5. Jen

    The new site looks AWESOME! I really enjoy your site & postings. And the above recipe is always such a keeper. There are also several ways to "healthify" it.

  6. sara

    This looks so tasty! Don't think I've ever thought to put other fruit in banana bread - looks so delicious! :)

  7. Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures}

    Absolutely in love with your new design, congratulations! It's so neat, organized, and pretty! I've thought about switching over to Wordpress but wasn't quite sure of the benefits. But you've really made me think more about this!

  8. Jenn@eatcakefordinner

    Hey Nikki - I love your new look! Your visual recipe index is AMAZING. I could spend all day there! - Jenn

  9. Ali

    Love the makeover of your site! Looks beautiful. Blueberry bread is one of my favs ;). Hope your husband is doing better....

  10. Rena

    Love the new blog look- such an incredible makeover. Going to try and make this and the dinner rolls this week hopefully! Thanks for all the great recipes!!

  11. Aisha

    The new site looks great! I especially love the visual recipe index....although it's a bad idea to browse that when hungry, lol! I've got your Blueberry Banana Bread baking as we speak and it smells AMAZING!

  12. Nikki

    I love blueberry muffins and I love banana bread... I need to try this!

  13. Karrie

    I believe they are called a bunch. Trying your recipe today!

  14. Kim @ The Educators Spin On It

    We had fun this weekend picking blueberries with our families and were looking for blueberry recipes. Thanks for sharing this delicious blueberry banana bread recipe. We shared your link on our site with the post Little Hands that Cook with Books and Blueberries.

  15. Jessica

    I have been eyeing this recipe for weeks now, but was waiting until my produce stand was carrying blueberries. Today was the day :) I made two loaves, one for work and one for my girls to take to their sitters house, I of course had to taste it before I packed it up for is so delicious! And it is a way easier recipe than my regular banana bread, this will be a new staple for over ripe bananas (at least as long as blueberries are at the stand) thanks for shaing

  16. Lissa

    This looks delish! Wondering if it would work in muffin form? We are in the middle of a move and I have pa ked away my bread pans but have my muffin pans still out, mini and regular. How would the temperature and cooking time be altered?

  17. Rose Angel

    Nikki, I found your Blueberry Banana Bread on Pinterest today and not only re-pinned but was excited to know I had all the ingredients to bake it! It turned out DELISH! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Michele

    I made this last week my brother in law ate almost the whole loaf to himself!!! it was so amazingly good! now im making this again but since i havnt got to thestore for blueberries i had a pineapple im subastuting. I made i loaf of the bread and a dozen muffins. In the oven now!