Blueberry Banana Bread

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Kick your banana bread up a notch with some sweet blueberries and a crunchy topping!  This recipe for Blueberry Banana Bread is made in only one-bowl, is super simple and will transform your ordinary banana bread into something amazingly delicious!

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Blueberry Banana Bread - Kick your banana bread up a notch with the addition of juicy blueberries! |

I’ve had three over-ripe bananas on my counter for at least a week.  Today was definitely the last day I could even possibly think about using them in a bread before they went completely black! I’ve made banana bread a million times before, so I wanted to do something a little different with this recipe. But… it’s Sunday afternoon (obviously it’s not Sunday still… but it was when I wrote this hah!) and I didn’t want a huge mess in my kitchen or a big baking project!

Blueberry Banana Bread - Kick your banana bread up a notch with the addition of juicy blueberries! |

So, I found a recipe by tablespoon that looked perfect! Only one mixing bowl (okay, two bowls cause you need one to melt the butter in… but only one mixing bowl) is needed for this recipe… which I think is my favorite part about this recipe.  Well, that and how delicious this bread is! The subtle hint of cinnamon paired with the bananas and the burst of flavor and juice from the blueberries… holy cow.

Blueberry Banana Bread - Kick your banana bread up a notch with the addition of juicy blueberries! |


SO so so so good! I knew the blueberries would add a whole new level of flavor to the banana bread, but I had no idea I’d love it this much!

And don’t get me started on the topped.  Okay… maybe I will brag about it for a second.  This oatmeal, sugar, and flour topping adds a crunch that just puts this bread over the top delicious! I don’t know why I haven’t used something like this before on the top of a banana bread.  It’s so good!  I love too that because it was a thin layer of topping on top of the batter, that it doesn’t flake off when I cut the bread.  Nothing I hate more than slicing into a piece of bread and all the topping falls off!

Blueberry Banana Bread - Kick your banana bread up a notch with the addition of juicy blueberries! |


If you’re in need of a quick, easy and delicious way to use up the ripe bananas in your house… definitely give this bread a try!

Happy Baking!

Blueberry Banana Bread - Kick your banana bread up a notch with the addition of juicy blueberries! |

Blueberry Banana Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf of bread

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries (plus a few extra for the top)
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup quick oats

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Grease, flour and line with parchment paper a loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine the mashed bananas, cinnamon, sugar, salt, egg and melted butter until completely incorporated.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the water and baking soda and add it to the large bowl. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the flour and fold until all most completely incorporated.
  5. Add the blueberries and mix gently until evenly distributed.
  6. Spread the batter evenly in your prepared pan.
  7. In a small bowl, stir together all the topping ingredients until combined.
  8. Scoop small dollops of the topping across the top of the batter in the pan. Use the back of a fork to gently spread the topping evenly. NOTE: The topping will not completely cover the batter, but you don’t want any large holes.
  9. Press 5-6 blueberries into the batter on top. This is optional, but when it’s done baking, it will create a great presentation!
  10. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before removing to to cool on a wire rack.
  12. Cut into slices and serve with coffee or tea.

Recipe originally from Table Spoon


23 Comments on Blueberry Banana Bread

  1. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me
    March 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm (12 months ago)

    This looks incredible!!! Love the addition of blueberries and that crumbly oatmeal topping! This is totally gorgeous Betsy!

    • Betsy Eves
      March 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm (12 months ago)

      You’re too sweet… thank you, Heather!!!

  2. Toni | Boulder Locavore
    March 11, 2014 at 1:24 pm (12 months ago)

    Betsy this sounds so delicious! It’s my type of comfort food definitely!

    • Betsy Eves
      March 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm (12 months ago)

      Oh yes… total comfort food. It goes super with my morning coffee (or afternoon coffee!! hehe).

  3. BruCrew Life
    March 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm (12 months ago)

    I am loving that oatmeal crumble on top of the bread. And blueberries in banana bread is one of my favorites too!!! Sure wish I had some with my coffee this morning!

  4. Helen
    March 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm (12 months ago)

    This looks too good not to try. What do you think of muffins with this recipe? You are my go to girl, always look to you for my baking advice. Let me know your thoughts, have three bananas ready to go!

    • Betsy Eves
      March 16, 2014 at 7:32 pm (12 months ago)

      Absolutely! I think this would make the perfect muffin!! Adjust the baking time… I’d say 17-22 minutes depending on your oven! :)

  5. Ashton
    April 29, 2014 at 11:19 pm (10 months ago)

    These are in my oven right now! Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Betsy Eves
      April 29, 2014 at 11:52 pm (10 months ago)

      Ooooooooooh I love this bread! I hope it turns out well for you!! xoxo

  6. Sam
    June 5, 2014 at 8:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Just made this today and it came out GREAT! the blueberry topping is a wonderful touch too. Can’t wait to make it again :D

    • Betsy Eves
      June 6, 2014 at 8:12 am (9 months ago)

      Yay Sam! That’s great to hear! Thanks for sharing your success!

  7. Kaye
    June 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm (8 months ago)

    Did you really mean a 9×13 loaf pan?

    • Betsy Eves
      June 28, 2014 at 11:43 am (8 months ago)

      lol no. that’d be a big loaf pan! thanks for catching my typo!

  8. linda
    July 17, 2014 at 4:26 am (8 months ago)

    Hi… i will try to bake. Im sure it will b amazing. U didnt use stsnd mixer? Just whisk? Im confused because it wont blend nicely. Thank u

    • Betsy Eves
      July 17, 2014 at 9:15 am (8 months ago)

      No stand mixer needed since the recipe calls for melted butter. It’s very simple to put together and will blend nicely with a whisk and spatula. :) Happy Baking!

      • linda
        July 25, 2014 at 11:40 am (7 months ago)

        Hi betsy. It was so nice… all of my fam luv it. Tqvm. Btw… brown sugar is coconut palm sugar?

  9. Kim
    August 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you for the recipe Betsy, my nephew and I are whipping it up now. We can’t wait to try it! We’re so positive that it will be as good so we’re making a second badge while the first one is in the oven.

    • Betsy Eves
      August 3, 2014 at 5:51 pm (7 months ago)

      Yay! :) I hope you love it as much as we do!!! Let me know what you think!! Happy Baking, Kim!

  10. Annabelle
    August 27, 2014 at 3:53 pm (6 months ago)

    I made it yesterday, it was REALLY good. My husband said he liked it better than my banana bread recipe (dang him)!

    • Betsy Eves
      August 27, 2014 at 4:06 pm (6 months ago)

      Your husband is a smart one ;) I’m glad you guys enjoyed it!

  11. Kyndra
    August 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm (6 months ago)

    I just made this for my husband for breakfast, WOW!!
    The bread is so moist and the topping is a perfect blend, doesn’t compete with the flavors in the bread! He told me that fhis is by far his favorite of all banana breads. Thank you!

    • Betsy Eves
      September 3, 2014 at 2:21 pm (6 months ago)

      Wonderful to hear, Kyndra! Thanks for the feedback! :)


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