Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

Quick breads travel well for camping or picnics. I always try to have a loaf or two in the freezer just in case we feel spontaneous for an outing.

We have many family favorites: Zucchini Lemon, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip top our list.  I know you are thinking? What about Banana Bread? It is a classic and used to be on my favorite list. 

Years ago, I had a bad experience with a banana boat while on a girls camp cookout.  I found out that I am not a fan of mushy hot bananas. No matter how much chocolate and caramel are on top. Since then I have not liked bananas.  So I don’t buy them very often.

We had grand-kids coming to stay for an entire week and they love bananas. At the store I bought  some for them.  Give the kids what they can’t have at home. Isn’t that what a grandma is supposed to do? Contrary to my daughter-in-laws belief, I do feed them some healthy foods.  In between the handfuls of candy, cookies and french fries. They did not eat all of them so I had bananas.  They were beginning to brown and becoming a perfect candidate for banana bread. Yuck! I thought.

I hate to let good food go to waste, even bananas.  What can I add to mask the banana flavor? Started to hunt the kitchen for a solution.  In the refrigerator I found my banana flavor eliminator, Blueberries!  Voila! It was perfect.  Mixed up my usual quick bread recipe, added bananas and blueberries. The results were delicious!  Moist delicious sweet bread. 

Because of my dislike for bananas, I was able to create an new recipe. This recipe changed the lineup of our quick bread recipes.

Now it reads:

Zucchini Lemon, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip and now Blueberry Banana.

Bake and freeze a batch for your spontaneous summer fun!

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Blueberry Banana Bread
Serves 24
Perfect blend of blueberries & bananas in a moist quick bread. Ready to take on any summer outing. Makes a great gift for the holidays too.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
116 calories
23 g
8 g
2 g
2 g
2 g
57 g
102 g
11 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116
Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 102mg
Total Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 3 tablespoons coconut oil or butter- melted
  6. 1 cup almond milk
  7. 1 egg
  8. 2-4 mashed bananas
  9. 1 tsp cinnamon
  10. 1 cup fresh blueberries
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2/12 inch pans. Mix all ingredients except the blueberries in a large mixing bowl. Once fully incorporated gently fold the blueberries into the dough. Make sure you don't crush the blueberries. Pour in to baking pans filling 2/3 of way up. Bake until a wooden pick put into the center comes out clean.
  1. Vegetable oil can be substituted for the coconut oil
  2. Skim milk, coconut milk can be substituted for the almond milk
  3. 1 cup finely chopped nuts can be added to the mixture if you prefer
  4. Loaves can be frozen for at least 3 months. They are actually easier to slice if they are slightly frozen.
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LeAnn teaches cooking classes throughout the Salt Lake City area. Recently featured in Taste of Home Magazine, runner up in the Cache Valley Cheese Signature dish contest and Winner of Better Recipes Best Blogger Potluck Recipe. Created customed recipes for Hi Grade Meats to use in their promotions, She has been a frequent guest on Good Things Utah, featured chef on Studio 5, the CW 30 and at the Salt Lake Tribune Home and Garden Show. She recently auditioned for the Fox 13 show Master Chef. She hopes her passion and love of cooking will inspire you to cook from your pantry and create your own cuisine traditions. Her cookbook "Pantry Friendly Mexican Cooking is available at She is currently working on a 2nd book titled Pantry-Friendly Anti-Aging Cooking and a video series called Cook Away Hunger.

8 Responses to “Blueberry Banana Bread”

  1. Kaylin
    July 2, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    I love this twist on classic banana bread! Looks so summery and delish!

  2. July 2, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    I love banana bread, but the blueberries definitely take it up a notch. Sounds yummy!

  3. July 4, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    Oh yum! I love banana bread and adding blueberries would make it so yummy! Pinned!


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