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1 Bowl Sweet and Delicious Blueberry Banana Bread

This blueberry banana bread is my favorite type of baking — a recipe that just requires me to take out one bowl, add in all of my ingredients, and then toss it into the oven to bake. So if you are like me, you are going to love this blueberry banana bread. It only takes about 15 minutes of your time to throw together and toss into the oven and should take even less time to clean up (which is the best part in my opinion). Keep reading on to see just how simple and delicious this blueberry banana bread really is!

Blueberry Banana Bread on a Plate.

Blueberries And Bananas, A Match Made In Heaven

One of my favorite fruit combinations is banana and blueberries. Fresh, cooked, or baked, these two fruits are always delicious together. This is why I came up with this amazing quick bread recipe that only takes about 15 minutes of prep time, even less clean-up time, and in the end, you will have the tastiest bread that you can enjoy with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea. This recipe is also perfect for brunches or breakfast, as well as a great quicker afternoon snack.

Blueberries are one of the world’s healthiest fruits; they’re packed with vitamins and minerals that our bodies need! Bananas are another one of the best fruits you can eat — bananas are also the best way for us to get our daily potassium intake. So mixing these two superfruits together just gives us the benefits of two great things!

If you are looking for even more amazing blueberry and banana recipes, check out this recipe for a delicious smoothie to start off your day!

How To Make Blueberry Banana Bread – Step By Step

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, add in your dry ingredients — all-purpose flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk the ingredients together well, breaking up any lumps in the flour for an even smoother batter and a softer bread.

Overhead view of dry ingredients and whisk in a mixing bowl.

After whisking the dry ingredients well, add in the wet ingredients: chilled melted butter (Personally I just pop my butter in a microwave-safe dish and microwave until it is mostly melted but not boiling.), egg, vanilla, granulated sugar, and very ripe bananas.

Wet blueberry banana batter.

Pro Tip: Make sure you are using very ripe bananas, using perfectly yellow bananas will not yield a very strong banana taste. The riper a banana gets the more sugar content it starts to have. The soft texture is actually the banana starting to liquefy from all of the sugars creating an amazing banana syrup.

Extra Pro Tip: Do you have bananas on your counter that are getting a bit too ripe? Don’t have time to put together this delectable blueberry banana bread just quite yet? Freeze those bananas! You do not even need to peel them, just toss the entire banana into your freezer — they stay perfect to use for your baking needs for months! When you want to use them, all you need to do is take them out of the freezer, place them into a bowl for about 20 to 40 minutes, and they will thaw out perfectly. No more throwing away perfect baking bananas!

Whisk together all of your wet and dry ingredients in that same mixing bowl. The mixture will be a bit stiff but that is perfectly ok!

After having your batter completely mixed so that all of the ingredients are well combined (without over mixing), add in your blueberries. The best way to do this is to fold your blueberries into your batter. Folding your blueberries into the batter is better than trying to mix them in. During the folding process be careful to not break apart your blueberries and cause them to burst. A gentle fold to just distribute the blueberries evenly will be perfect (to see a demonstration of the folding technique, click here).

Folding in blueberries to wet batter.

Grease a 9-inch bread pan either using butter or a non-stick baking spray.

Gently pour in your batter and place on the middle rack of your oven to bake for about 40 minutes – 50 minutes.

Blueberry Banana bread poured into a greased bread pan.

At the 40 minute mark, using a butter knife, check the middle of your bread by pushing the butter knife to the bottom of the pan, if the knife comes out with either small crumbs or perfectly clean your bread is done baking.

Let the blueberry banana bread completely cool before trying to release it from the bread pan, then cut into slices.

Sit back, brew a cup of coffee, and enjoy a slice of this sweet delicious blueberry banana bread — you deserve it!

Baked banana bread.

To store this bread keep it in an air-tight container and place it in your fridge. Your bread should stay fresh for up to 5 days!

How To Keep This Blueberry Banana Bread Moist

The key to keeping this bread staying nice and moist is to not overbake it. Overbaking will cause this bread to dry up. The other secret to this super moist blueberry banana bread is the bananas you use! Making sure you have very ripe bananas to use will also help with the moisture content.

If by chance you accidentally overbake this bread, just take a slice, wrap it in a damp paper towel, and microwave for about 30 seconds to bring a bit more moisture back to it!

Blueberry Banana Bread, The Perfect and Easy Quick Bread

Honestly, I make this blueberry banana bread all year long. My husband loves it and my family asks if I have any when they come over — it truly is a hit! Plus, being a super-easy one-bowl recipe, it doesn’t take me long at all from start to finish to get this bread from mixed, to baked, to devoured. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

Baked blueberry banana bread.

1 Bowl Sweet and Delicious Blueberry Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This one-bowl blueberry banana bread will be one of your favorite go-to quick bread. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon snacks. Fresh blueberries really make this bread pop with an extra level of freshness!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Ripe Bananas
  • 3/4 Cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purposed Flour
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/3 Cup Chilled Melted Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add in your dry ingredients which would be all purposed flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk the ingredients together well breaking up any lumps in the flour, this just creates an even smoother batter and a softer bread.
  3. After whisking the dry ingredients well add in the wet ingredients, chilled melted butter (Personally I just pop my butter in a microwave-safe dish and microwave until it is mostly melted but not boiling.), egg, vanilla, granulated sugar, and very ripe bananas.
  4. Whisk together all of your wet and dry ingredients in that same mixing bowl, the mixture will be a bit stiff but that is perfectly ok!
  5. After having your batter completely mixed so that all of the ingredients are well combined without over mixing, add in your blueberries. The best way to do this is to fold your blueberries into your batter, folding your blueberries into the batter is better than trying to mix them in. During the folding process be careful to not break apart your blueberries and cause them to burst. A gentle fold to just distribute the blueberries evenly will be perfect.
  6. Grease a 9-inch bread pan either using butter or a non-stick baking spray.
  7. Gently pour in your batter and place on the middle rack of your oven and cook for about 40 minutes - 50 minutes.
  8. At the 40 minute mark, using a butter knife, check the middle of your bread by pushing the butter knife to the bottom of the pan, if the knife comes out with either small crumbs or perfectly clean your bread is done baking.
  9. Let the blueberry banana bread completely cool before trying to release it from the bread pan, then cut into slices.
  10. Sit back, brew a cup of coffee, and enjoy a slice of this sweet delicious blueberry banana bread, you deserve it!

Notes

To store your blueberry banana bread just keep it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator to keep it fresher for longer.

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