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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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!
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.
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!
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!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Grease, flour and line with parchment paper a loaf pan.
- In a large bowl combine the mashed bananas, cinnamon, sugar, salt, egg and melted butter until completely incorporated.
- In a small bowl, mix together the water and baking soda and add it to the large bowl. Stir to combine.
- Add the flour and fold until all most completely incorporated.
- Add the blueberries and mix gently until evenly distributed.
- Spread the batter evenly in your prepared pan.
- In a small bowl, stir together all the topping ingredients until combined.
- 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.
- Press 5-6 blueberries into the batter on top. This is optional, but when it’s done baking, it will create a great presentation!
- Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before removing to to cool on a wire rack.
- Cut into slices and serve with coffee or tea.