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Blueberry Banana Bread

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Banana bread is an old favorite of mine, but sometimes you have to mix things up, you know? This recipe for Blueberry Banana Bread will transform your ordinary banana bread into something EVEN MORE delicious…and it’s SUPER easy to make.

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

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. 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 Blueberry Banana Bread a try!

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

Why I Love This Blueberry Banana Bread…

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?!

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

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

Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
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

28 comments

  1. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

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

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    1. Betsy Eves

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

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  2. Toni | Boulder Locavore

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

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    1. Betsy Eves

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

      Reply

  3. BruCrew Life

    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!

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  4. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    This bread looks like just what I needed this morning!

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  5. Helen

    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!

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    1. Betsy Eves

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

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  6. Ashton

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

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    1. Betsy Eves

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

      Reply

  7. Sam

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

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

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

      Reply

  8. Kaye

    Did you really mean a 9×13 loaf pan?

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    1. Betsy Eves

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

      Reply

  9. linda

    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

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    1. Betsy Eves

      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!

      Reply

      1. linda

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

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  10. Kim

    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.

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    1. Betsy Eves

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

      Reply

  11. Annabelle

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

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

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

      Reply

  12. Kyndra

    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!

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

      Wonderful to hear, Kyndra! Thanks for the feedback! 🙂

      Reply

  13. Lisa

    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!

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    1. Betsy Eves

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

      Reply

  14. Sophie

    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!

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    1. Betsy Eves

      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?

      Reply

      1. Sophie

        No worries! I’m very new to this so maybe I’ll just give it another go ☺️ Thanks!

        Reply

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