Combine the natural sweetness of ripe bananas with juicy bursts of blueberries in this delightful blueberry banana bread recipe. The vibrant flavors and colors of this bread make it a perfect treat for breakfast, brunch, or any time you’re craving a delicious and fruity indulgence.
To get started, gather the following ingredients: ripe bananas, all-purpose flour, sugar, butter (or a dairy-free alternative), eggs (or flax eggs for a vegan option), baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, and fresh or frozen blueberries.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a loaf pan with a non-stick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir until the wet ingredients are well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, stirring gently until just incorporated. Avoid overmixing to maintain a tender texture.
Gently fold in the blueberries into the batter. If using frozen blueberries, make sure they are not thawed beforehand to prevent them from bleeding into the batter.
Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and spread it evenly. If desired, sprinkle a few extra blueberries on top for an enticing touch.
Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 50-60 minutes. To ensure it’s fully cooked, insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean or with a few crumbs (but no wet batter), your blueberry banana bread is ready to be taken out of the oven.
Allow the banana bread recipe to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. This resting time helps the flavors meld together and ensures easier slicing.
Once cooled, slice into the blueberry banana bread and enjoy the delightful combination of the moist banana bread with juicy bursts of blueberries. The sweet and tangy flavors of the blueberries perfectly complement the natural sweetness of the bananas.
This blueberry banana bread recipe is a refreshing twist on the classic, providing a burst of fruity goodness in every bite. Serve it as a delightful treat on its own or enjoy it with a smear of butter or cream cheese. Share it with loved ones and watch their faces light up as they relish the delightful combination of flavors.