Banana Blueberry Bread Recipe

We had some bananas that were left over and too ripe to eat, so I went in search of a recipe to use them with. I wanted to make a bread, but something different than the normal Banana Bread that I make.

I found this recipe from Cooking Light and remembered that I had some blueberries in the freezer from this past summer. The recipe calls for grits, but even though I'm southern and love grits, I didn't want to chance a gritty texture in my bread. I swapped that part out for oats and the bread turned out fantastic!

Ingredients
(makes 1 loaf - 16 slices)
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
* 3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits (I used quick cooking rolled oats)
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 3 tablespoons canola oil
* 1 cup mashed ripe banana(I used two large bananas)
* 3/4 cup blueberries
* 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
* Cooking spray

Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, grits oats, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine oil, banana, blueberries, and eggs; add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist.

Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Mine took about 45 minutes MAX, so be sure to check yours starting at 40 minutes. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan, and cool completely on wire rack(haha....I like my bread warm and NEVER cool it, I dumbed it out on a plate as soon as it came out of the oven.  I let it cool for about 5 minutes so I wouldn't burn my tongue on a blueberry).

I absolutely love this bread. It is my new favorite thing to eat for breakfast and I just bought some more bananas solely for the purpose of having them ripen for this recipe!

Nutritional Information
Calories: 145 (25% from fat)
Fat: 3.6g (sat 0.4g,mono 1.8g,poly 1g)
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrate: 25.9g
Fiber: 1.4g
Cholesterol: 27mg
Iron: 0.9mg
Sodium: 116mg
Calcium: 15mg

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18 comments:

adrienzgirl said...

OH YUM! That looks fantastic!

Mellisa said...

That looks really good!! A few years ago I planted a blueberry tree for my husband for father's day and last year it made a ton of blueberries. I can't wait till it starts producing again, this will be the perfect recipe! Thanks for sharing

Simply Being Mommy said...

Oh yummy! It looks delicious!

Lisa said...

That sounds fantastic! I have the over ripe bananas, but no blueberries. Hmmmmm...... What to do?

renee said...

thanks, i have ripened bananas and blueberries in the fridge, i am making this in the morning.

alissa4illustration said...

Sounds yummy!!!!

Shop with Me Mama said...

Oh this looks sooo good!!

Denise said...

That looks sooo good!
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Becky said...

That looks super yummy. I'm definitely going to have to try it. TY

myfolly said...

Thanks for the recipe!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh...that looks DELICIOUS!! I even love the texture of it!!!!!! YUM!

buzzvibe said...

That looks really yummy. I love blueberries, and I love banana bread, so it's a win. :)

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

YUM! I'll have to try this one.

Amanda said...

sounds yummy. going to try it this morning

Amanda said...

i forgot to add the blueberries but it was still very yummy. probably would of been a bit more moist if it had the blueberries

thank you so much for sharing

moonsword said...

Thanks for the recipes! I think I'd like to try a warm slice with a little vanilla ice cream on top...so good!

lewalk said...

Oh my gosh. I have never heard of this before but DEFINITELY want to try it. It looks super duper yummy. I've never made bread before but this makes me want to bake right now, and it's 1 AM where I am. Lol. Thank you. I am bookmarking this for future reference.

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Terri. said...

Oh yummmm!!! I love blueberries. This looks so delicious!!! Thank you for sharing.

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