Blueberry Banana Bread

Is anyone else loving the abundance of blueberries right now? As much as I’m counting down the days until cooler weather, I don’t want all these glorious blueberries to go away.

Finding ways to use blueberries is part of the fun. I’ve been baking up a storm. I’ve even made jam, but more on that later. I hope you’ll forgive me for posting another quick bread this week. They are one of my favorite things to bake (and eat!), and they’re also a great use of fresh fruits.

I have a longstanding love of banana bread, which is good because I make it relatively often. We have a tendency to buy bananas and not eat them. Anyone else do that? Luckily, overripe bananas are a baker’s best friend. And, there are endless variations of baked goods to be made with them.

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I added some fresh blueberries to this round of banana bread. I really love the combination of blueberries and bananas. You get two sweet fruit flavors that play together oh-so well.

In a surprising move on my part, I did not add any nuts to this bread. It really doesn’t need them, although some almonds sprinkled on top before baking might just be perfectly lovely. I did add a bit of sour cream for a little tart punch and for a lovely texture.

Leave your mixer in the cabinet for this recipe. You can easily mix this bread without it. And, if you prefer, you can make 12 standard-sized muffins instead of a loaf.

Find more quick bread recipes here.

Blueberry Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1 standard 9"x 5" loaf

Blueberry Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4-6 ounces (3/4 - 1 cup) blueberries

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a standard 9”x 5” loaf pan.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Combine melted butter, sugar, and brown sugar until well-mixed. Mix in egg and vanilla. Stir in bananas and sour cream.

Add flour mixture in 3 or 4 portions, mixing just until combined. Stir in blueberries.

Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until a pick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the bread. Then, transfer bread to a wire rack to cool completely.

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11 Comments

  1. Marcie July 17, 2013 Reply

    Blueberries are one if my favorite things about summer. I always have overripe bananas on the counter or freeze them for muffins or quick bread — you can’t beat it! Your bread looks delicious and blueberry jam sounds incredible!

  2. Ruthy @ Omeletta July 17, 2013 Reply

    We’re also of the sort that continuously buys bananas and don’t use them before they go overripe- so this is perfect! And the blueberries now are incredible. Gorgeous recipe.

  3. Becca @ Crumbs July 17, 2013 Reply

    This looks delicious! I’m concentrating on using raspberries this month but may have to try some blueberry recipes next month

  4. JEP July 17, 2013 Reply

    Blueberry picking is actually on my upcoming weekend agenda. The quick bread can be my first recipe:)

  5. Kathy July 18, 2013 Reply

    I’ve never had the combo of blueberry and banana. It looks and sounds delicious!

  6. I’m totally missing out on blueberry season right now. I’ve cut back on my berry purchasing because funds were tight this month. And I haven’t gone to pick any either! Need to fix that. Loving the blueberries mixed into this banana bread.

  7. Joanne July 18, 2013 Reply

    You can’t ever go wrong with banana bread! Love those blueberries dotted throughout.

  8. Ann July 19, 2013 Reply

    Made the Blueberry Banana Bread two days ago… it was absolutely fabulous! Blueberries and Bananas – what a delightful combination.
    Followed the recipe exactly… it was very moist inside and the outside was crunchy sweet… thank you so much for posting.

  9. vanillasugarblog July 19, 2013 Reply

    I love your new look!
    But I loved the old one too!
    With this heatwave I haven’t been baking at all.
    I’m so behind.
    Can’t remember if I’ve done a banana bread with berries?
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Pamela Fond July 21, 2013 Reply

    Took an extra 20-25 minutes to bake without drying out.

  11. Michelle July 22, 2013 Reply

    This looks great. I may even break from my tried-and-true banana bread recipe to give it a shot!

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