Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread doesn't have to be made just using bananas, you can also add other fruits. Sure the basic fruit for the banana bread will always be bananas but you can use lots of other fruits to add that extra twist to your recipe. So in this blueberry banana bread recipe we will be adding - you guessed it - blueberries. We just tried this recipe a few days ago and the bread turned out great!

For This Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe You Will Need:

- 4-5 mashed ripe bananas
- 1 cup sugar (you can use less)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup shortening or vegetable oil
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- 1 cup blueberries

1. First we need to preheat oven to 350 F (180C) and grease our loaf pan.

2. The process of making banana bread in this blueberry banana bread recipe is the same as with other recipes. You need a large bowl to mix sugar, shortening (or oil), and eggs. When they are mixed add mashed bananas and mix some more. Now it's time to add the dry ingredients. We gently mix in all the flour, salt, vanilla sugar and baking powder. Keep mixing until we get a fairly smooth and even mixture.

3. Now comes the blueberry part. Make sure your blueberries are washed and without any leaves and stuff like that. Now just gently mix them into the banana bread batter and you are done.

4. Pour the blueberry banana bread batter into the loaf pan and put the pan into the oven. It takes about an hour for banana bread to be baked. How do you know it's done? Stick a toothpick in the bread and if it comes out clean you are ready to eat. As soon as the bread cools down of course.

You can try a number of other fruits instead of blueberries. Try replacing blueberries in this recipe with blackberries, strawberries (cut them in smaller pieces) and even other fruits like peaches, apples, pineapple and others. Don't be afraid to try!

21.06.2008. 05:31


Lily Mikovitch 07.06.2009. 10:43

I love Your banana bread! It tastes so good!

Jessica 30.06.2009. 11:04

Is it possible to make the blueberry banana bread in slightly under 1 hour? I'm making it at school and my lesson is only 1 hour long and I need time to mix ingredients etc.

banana 07.07.2009. 06:50

Jessica, you can try and use smaller loaf pan, split the batter in two pans and it will be done faster. Or you can even use the banana bread batter to make muffins which are done in about 20 minutes I think. But you better test this at home first :)

mikesciubba 18.07.2009. 07:34

What is vanilla sugar?

Sugar 27.07.2009. 04:56

Vanilla sugar is more popular in European desserts and can be hard to get outside Europe. But you can make it at home by combining white sugar with vanilla bean pieces. Another substitute for it is also vanillin sugar - made from sugar and vanillin.

aditi 17.08.2009. 12:52

can vanilla essence be used instead of vanilla sugar?

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