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Blueberry Banana Bread

This blueberry banana bread is full of delicious banana flavor and juicy blueberries, plus it’s so easy to make and stays moist for several days.

close-up photo of sliced Blueberry banana bread

This blueberry banana bread has been a great morning bite for my family this week as we continue on our never-ending move to a new place. It’s so easy to make, keeps well at room temperature, and has made our exhausting and horrible move a little more tolerable.

After my last move, I told myself I’d hire movers next time. And I was planning on hiring movers. Then we found a place so close by. So close that we thought it seemed silly to hire movers. So, we decided to move ourselves.

close-up photo of a loaf of Blueberry banana bread in a loaf pan

BIG MISTAKE. One I have been regretting constantly for the last two weeks. It’s mind-boggling, the millions of tiny little things that are laying around and the hours upon hours it takes to pack and move them. We’ve been in the “almost done” stage for three days, and despite working hard, there seems to be no end in sight.

Thank goodness for blueberry banana bread! It’s been the only good thing about the move. It’s easy to make and we’ve enjoyed it for breakfasts and snacks, but it also makes a great dessert.

photo of slices of bread on a plate

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • White sugar
  • Eggs
  • Mashed ripe bananas
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • All-purpose flour
  • Blueberries

It’s really important to use over-ripe bananas to make banana bread. Bananas that are overripe have a more intense flavor which gives baked goods a great flavor.

I like to buy my bananas and leave them out at room temperature until the peels have turned brown. Then I peel them, store them in a freezer bag, and pop them in the freezer. That way, I have plenty on hand when I’m in the mood to make banana bread.

It doesn’t take long to thaw the bananas so when I’m ready to bake, I just leave the bananas out a room temperature for a bit until they thaw out.

I love to add sour cream to the batter because it helps keep the bread moist for several days. It also gives the bread a subtly tangy flavor that pairs really well with the bananas and blueberries.

How to Make Blueberry Banana Bread

Cream the butter and sugar in large bowl. Mix in the eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Add the salt, baking soda and flour and mix. Stir in half the blueberries.

Divide the batter between two greased 7×3” loaf pans. Sprinkle the rest of the blueberries over the top of the batter. Bake them for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Tips

  • I like to fold the blueberries into the banana bread batter so the baked bread is studded with juicy berries.
  • I also like to sprinkle a few blueberries over the top of the batter before the bread bakes. I love how the blueberries look on top when the bread comes out of the oven.
  • I hate when I make a quick bread and it dries out after a short amount of time. Unless you’re serving a lot of people at once only slice the pieces you want and keep the loaf in one piece wrapped in plastic. It will keep better that way.

photo of a slice of Blueberry banana bread

With no end in sight for the move, I’ll definitely be making more blueberry banana bread to get us through. It’s so simple to make and one of my favorite banana bread recipes.

More Recipes with Blueberries

Blueberry Banana Bread

Servings: 2 (7 x 3-inch) loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This banana bread is studded with fresh blueberries that are stirred into the batter and sprinkled over the top before the bread is baked. The sour cream keeps the bread incredibly moist for days.

Ingredients

  • 3/8 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Grease two 7x3 inch loaf pans or line with parchment paper or foil.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in half the blueberries. Divide into prepared pans. Sprinkle remaining blueberries on the top surface of the batter.
  • Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

Recipe adapted from All Recipes

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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13 comments on “Blueberry Banana Bread”

  1. Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it out. By the way: realy nice pictures.

  2. I ate this bread before and fell in love instantly. So I tried out different recipes to “copy that experience” but it wasn’t exactly the same result. This recipe here comes very close to my former experience. Simply love it. Thxalot

  3. Damn, this tastes awesome!!!!

  4. What a nice recipe! I like it very much.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I try the dotted blueberries and it is awesome, new but awesome.

  6. I hope you like it!

  7. Hey this is something new and different taste for me.Blueberry banana bread is completely new for me.First I have to collect all ingredient to make this bread.I will surely taste it.

  8. I think they work well together =)

  9. O yum…the combination of blueberries and bananas sounds wonderful…

  10. Thanks! I really liked the dotted blueberries effect too. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

  11. This looks adorable dotted with blueberries! I adore sour cream in cakes, so this one has all the right ingredients! 🙂

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