Monday, February 15, 2010

Blueberry banana bread

This blueberry banana bread is delicious and simple. The oatmeal streusal topping sets it apart from typical banana bread. Prep is quick but the baking time is not. I had it in the oven for about 75 minutes (it was worth the wait).

Blueberry banana bread (recipe from My Recipes)


1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained, or frozen blueberries
2 cups plus one tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3)
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg

Oatmeal Streusel

In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup each all-purpose flour, regular rolled oats, and chopped dried banana chips; 2 tablespoons each firmly packed brown sugar and butter, cut into chunks; and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Mix with your fingers until fine crumbs form.

Note - I skipped the chopped dried banana chips.


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. In a small bowl, gently mix blueberries with 1 tablespoon of the flour.

3. In another bowl, blend remaining 2 cups flour, the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

4. In a third, large bowl, whisk bananas, buttermilk, butter, and egg to blend. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture just until evenly moistened; the batter will be stiff. Gently stir in blueberry mixture.

5. Spread batter level in a buttered 5- by 9-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with oatmeal streusel and press in lightly.

6. Bake bread in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes.

7. Let bread cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then run a knife around edges to loosen. Invert bread onto a plate, remove pan, and turn over onto rack to cool completely, about 45 minutes.

Nutritional Information
Calories:319 (31% from fat)
Fat:11g (sat 6.8)


  1. Ooh, I should make this for Ron! He loves blueberries. The pictures look awesome!

  2. yummmm that looks great. i just made banana bread and i wish i had dressed mine up with this streusel topping! love all the chandeliers on your blog btw!!!

  3. Thanks Jackie - the streusel topping was super easy and it was delicious!

    So glad you like the chandeliers!

  4. i make banana bread a lot, but i've never thought of trying it with blueberries before

  5. Holy crap this banana blueberry bread was SO good!!! I could only eat one piece though b/c of ww.


  6. Hi Jenna!! Hope you and your hubby had an awesome 4th! My family (me, hubby, and our 3 year old) went blueberry picking over the weekend, and I have my eye on this blueberry banana bread ever since you posted it. I love adding things to banana bread to freshen it up. This was perfect for summer. My 3 year old and I made this bread with our fresh-picked blueberries. She had a blast mashing the bananas! It was perfect, moist, and not too sweet. We LOVED it!
    I love your blog and get ideas for special occasion decorating and recipes from it regularly. Take care, gorgeous, and thank you for sharing your love for all things pretty and yummy ;)
    The Reese Family

  7. how did you bake it that long without it getting so dark on top or around edges?

  8. probably a dumb question, but is the serving info for 1 slice or the whole loaf?

  9. woops i mean nutrition info, not serving

  10. The nutritional information is for one slice, not the whole loaf.