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Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

This is the best recipe for Blueberry Banana Bread, it will transform your ordinary banana bread into something EVEN MORE delicious… and it’s SUPER easy to make. You only need 2 bowls and 15 minutes to prepare this delicious oatmeal crust topped loaf.

Freshly baked blueberry banana bread, the loaf has been removed from the oven but it remains in the tin with the parchment paper overlapping the edges.

I’ve made banana bread a million times before, so I wanted to do something a little different with this recipe.

But…it was a Sunday afternoon, and I didn’t want a huge mess in my kitchen or a big baking project.

Thankfully, I found a recipe by Tablespoon that looked perfect! It’s simple and quick to put together.

The ingredients that will be needed. Wooden spoon with rough cut oats, square whit bowl full of fresh whole blueberries, 3 ripe bananas.

You don’t have to drag out a ton of bowls, spoons, and utensils, and the directions are TOTALLY painless.

So, if you’re in need of an easy and tasty way to use up the ripe bananas in your house…definitely give this moist Blueberry Banana Bread a try!

Blueberry Banana Bread ready to be bake. Cake tin, with the inside wrapped in parchment paper and filled with the dough. On top the loaf is decorated with fresh whole blueberries and an oatmeal/sugar combination.

Why I Love This…

Oh my goodness, I could go on and on about this recipe, so I’ll try to keep it brief!

First of all, you only need two bowls for this Blueberry Banana Bread recipe…and that’s it. No mess. No need to open all your cupboards and pull out every bowl, mixer, and utensil you own.

The directions are simple, too. How awesome is it that you can make something SO good with practically ZERO mess and effort?!

Also, the flavor is the BOMB. The subtle hint of cinnamon paired with the bananas and the juice from the blueberries…holy cow.

Freshly baked Blueberry Banana Bread, it is being cooled in the tin, sitting on a wore rack, until the time comes to remove it.

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

And don’t get me started on the topping…okay, maybe I’ll brag about it for just a second…

The oatmeal, sugar, and flour topping adds a crunch that is absolutely BLISSFUL!

I don’t know why I haven’t used something like this before on the top of banana bread. It’s so good! I love, too, that it doesn’t flake off when I cut the bread.

Nothing I hate more than the topping falling off when I slice into a piece of bread…or anything tasty, for that matter.

Close up of the banana bread. It is on a wire rack with the top sliced off so you can see the plentiful amount of blueberries throughout the loaf.

Substitutions

I don’t have many substitutions for this recipe, however raspberries would also work really well, or any other soft similar berry.

Also if you don’t have a loaf pan then don’t worry, I’m all about making things as easy for ourselves as possible. You can also make these as cupcakes using cupcake liners or trays (just make sure its well oiled.) I would suggest adjusting the time slightly to around 17 – 22 minutes.

Blueberry Banana Bread with 3 slices cut from top. The loaf and slices are sitting on a wooden chopping board.

FAQS

I have received a few questions regarding this Blueberry Banana Bread recipe so I would like to answer them for you all. Remember, if you have any questions, leave a comment in the bottom and I’ll do my best to reply.

How do I keep my loaf moist after baking?

In the bottom of an airtight storage container, place a paper towel, followed by your cooled loaf, then place another paper towel on top of the bread. The paper towel will absorb any excess moisture that may leak out over the next few days.

How long do I need to leave the blueberry banana bread to cool before removing it from the tin?

At least 5 – 10 minutes, 10 is better! Proper cooling is important, because the bananas caramelize and become sticky during the cooking process and if it’s too hot it your loaf could break into pieces.

How can I be sure the blueberry banana bread is cooked the whole way through?

Grab a cake thermometer if you want to be really sure, the centre of the loaf should be between 200℉ and 205℉.

Out of focus is the Blueberry Banana Loaf sitting on a wooden chopping board. 
In focus is a white teacup and saucer. The cup is full of milk tea and there is a slice of the bread and a fork on the saucer.

Loved it???

If you can’t get enough of this amazing Blueberry Banana Bread, you should check out my Pumpkin Bread, it’s also coated in a delicious layer of exquisite chocolate ganache for a bit of something extra.

Or maybe you would prefer my Banana Bread Cupcakes, full of choc chips and super convenient to take on the go.

Was it the blueberries that caught your attention here? If so, then you should try my Blueberry Crumb Bars, which were inspired my my friend Deb’s blog. They are jammy, fruity, sweet and extra crumbly!!

Did you love this recipe? Let me know in the comments below.

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Yield: 1 loaf

Blueberry Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

Bread

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 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)

Topping

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick oats

Instructions

  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.

Notes

Recipe originally from Table Spoon

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 232Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 31mgSodium 165mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 3g
Slice of Blueberry Banana Bread placed on decorative plate. Wore rack out of focus with the rest of the loaf on top.

Stacey Heil

Monday 6th of September 2021

Ok just put the bread in the oven can't wait

Susan Lindquist

Tuesday 27th of July 2021

Best banana blueberry bread! Loved the topping. Only used 1/2 cup sugar and it was sweet enough.

Sophie

Thursday 8th of March 2018

I just tried making this and failed miserably! It was in for long enough and the pick came out clear, yet looked doughy and under baked when I cut into it. Didn’t really rise either. I followed the recipe exactly but can’t figure out where I went wrong! Any advice? Thanks!

Betsy Eves

Friday 9th of March 2018

I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. :( Did you over work the batter? Perhaps your leavening was old? I'm not sure what to tell you since I wasn't there to see the process. Try again?

Lisa

Wednesday 8th of February 2017

This is literally (and I really do mean literally) the BEST banana bread recipe in all the land. I've made it several times with different kinds of berries, frozen and fresh. My family loves it. Delish McSquish!

Betsy Eves

Thursday 9th of February 2017

Lisa - Thank you so much for those kind words! It's one of my most favorite too!! xxoo Enjoy! PS... LOL @ Delish McSquish!! hehe

Kyndra

Friday 29th of August 2014

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

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

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

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