Blueberry Banana Bread is a tasty twist on a classic quick bread recipe. If you love banana bread, the addition of blueberries is delicious. Each bite is flavor packed and takes very little time to make.

Slices of Banana Blueberry Bread on cutting board.
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Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe combines everything you love about Banana Bread with sweet blueberries. It’s such a yummy combination and we absolutely love it. The bananas make the recipe moist with the best texture.

The kids enjoy it for breakfast, brunch or just a snack. If you have leftover blueberries, also try this Easy Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

It’s a great way to use ripe bananas and the sweetness makes the bread even better. The combination of blueberries is the perfect surprise and taste amazing. This bread is very easy to make and freezer friendly!

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe -flour, baking soda, butter, blueberries, eggs, vanilla.
  • All Purpose Flour. Some of the flour is reserved to coat the blueberries. This is an important step because it prevents them from sinking to the bottom of the bread.
  • Baking Soda. Try the Best Baking Soda Substitutes.

Get the complete ingredients at the bottom for this delicious treat.

Additions and Variations

  • Chocolate Chips or White Chocolate Chips
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Orange or Lemon Zest

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9X5 inch loaf pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Step 2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Set aside the flour mixture.
Bowl with butter creamed.

Step 3. Get out a separate large bowl. Use a stand mixer or hand mixer to beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

Mixing bowl with eggs added to batter.

Step 4. Next, add the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Then mix in the vanilla extract.  Mash up the ripe bananas and add them to the mixture. 

Dry ingredients added to wet ingredients.

Step 5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.  Be careful not to over mix the batter as you whisk.

Batter combined in bowl.

Step 6. Use a small bowl and toss the blueberries in 1 tablespoon of flour.

Blueberries folded into batter.

Step 7. Gently stir the blueberries into the batter. 

Batter poured into loaf pan.

Step 8. Next, pour the batter in the prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean as a cake tester.  It should be golden brown.

Bread baked and cooling in pan.

Step 9. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then place the bread on a wire rack to cool completely.  

Bread sliced on platter ready to serve.

Step 10. Allow the bread to cool and then slice. It’s delicious served with honey and butter.

Bread sliced on cutting board.

Storage

Store any leftover bread in an airtight container or bag at room temperature up to 4-5 days.

Can you freeze the bread?

This recipe is very freezer friendly. Make sure the bread is cool. Then wrap in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then place inside a freezer bag.

You can freeze in slices or the entire loaf. Freeze up to 2 months. Allow to thaw at room temperature. You can also microwave for a few seconds.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t skip coating the blueberries in flour. This helps to prevent the berries from sinking to the bottom of the banana mixture.
  • Try making blueberry muffins. This recipe is easy to make into muffins. You will need to adjust the baking time.
  • Ripe Bananas work best. They are easier to mash and provide extra sweetness. It’s a great recipe to use those ugly brown bananas.
  • Frozen Blueberries may be used. Just make sure to drain them before combining with the mashed bananas.
  • Gently fold the blueberries into the batter so you do not mash them.

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Give this recipe a try for lots of blueberry and banana flavors. Please leave a star rating and comment once you make it.

Slices of bread on cutting board.

Blueberry Banana Bread

5 from 2 votes
Blueberry Banana Bread is a tasty twist on a classic quick bread recipe. If you love banana bread, the addition of blueberries is delicious. Each bite is flavor packed and takes very little time to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Let Bread Cool in Pan 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Calories 296

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9X5 inch loaf pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl with a stand up mixer or hand held mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until the mixer is light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Then mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Mash up the ripe bananas and add them to the mixture.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.  Be careful not to over mix the batter.
  • Toss the blueberries in 1 tablespoon of flour and then gently stir the blueberries into the batter.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn the bread out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the bread has cooled, it’s ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftover bread in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 296kcal, Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 4g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 297mg, Potassium 170mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 24g, Vitamin A 354IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 37mg, Iron 1mg

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