Blueberry Banana Bread [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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4.89 from 9 reviews

Blueberry Banana Bread is one of the best recipes to make with very ripe bananas. The bread is sweet, fluffy, tender, bursting with juicy blueberries and lemon flavor. Also, watch the quick video tutorial and see how easy this recipe is!

I love making tender and puffy bread like my popular Chocolate Banana BreadSkinny Blueberry Banana Bread, and Lemon Poppy Seed Bread.

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Homemade Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread is one of the most delicious sweet bread you will ever try. This moist and delicious dessert has the perfect combination of bananas and fresh blueberries that is super simple to make. 

If you have some very ripe bananas on hand that are just begging to be baked into something flavorful and good, this recipe should be on top of your list.

I absolutely love the sweet blueberries in this bread, bursting with juice in every single bite. The fresh lemon zest and juice add even more freshness and amazing flavor. The banana flavor is subtle and works amazing with everything else and omg the texture: tender, fluffy and it basically melts in your mouth!

Picture of homemade blueberry banana bread topped with sugar glaze.

Recipe Tips:

  • Firstly, use fresh blueberries in this recipe. Frozen will add extra moisture and the texture will be very different.
  • Also, you can use any other fresh berries, like raspberries or blackberries.
  • If you want to use strawberries in this recipe, you will have to slice them and toss them in 1 tablespoon of flour before adding them to the batter.
  • In addition, bananas must be brown, very ripe, and easy to mush. Obviously, don’t wait for the bananas to turn completely brown, that is overdoing it.
  • Using fresh lemon zest will add amazing fresh flavor to this dish.
  • The sugar can be reduced from 1 cup to 3/4 cups.
  • Watch the bread closely after 45-50 minutes of baking, to make sure you don’t over bake it. I like to check on it at the 45-minute mark and if it still needs more baking, check on it every 5-7 minutes until done. A toothpick inserted in the center of the cake should come out clean or just with some melted chocolate on, but not raw batter.
  • If the cake starts to brown too much on the sides or on the top and it’s still not done, cover it with aluminum foil so it doesn’t burn.
  • Serve the bread warm or room temperature, you can also warm up slices in the microwave and it tastes delicious with some butter.

Moist blueberry banana bread photo.

HOW TO MAKE LEMON ZEST

Follow the easy steps below:

  • Rinse the lemon.
  • Set your tool over a cutting board. A microplane produces a very fine zest, perfect for baking and cooking. If you don’t have a microplane, use the smallest holes on an ordinary grater.
  • Grate the yellow skin of the lemon only. Grate just enough to get through the yellow skin, this way you can avoid the bitter white pith underneath.
  • Rotate the lemon and repeat it. Once the white pith is exposed, rotate the lemon and zest the next strip of peel. Repeat until most of the peel is removed, or until you have enough zest for your recipe.

Image of sliced blueberry banana bread on a wooden board.

How should I store Blueberry Banana Bread?

The bread can be stored wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for 4 days.

Can I freeze Blueberry Banana Bread?

Yes! This bread also freezes well. Cool it completely and fully wrap it in plastic wrap, very tightly. After that wrap it in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months.

When ready to serve, place it in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Then place the bread on your kitchen countertop for about 30-60 minutes to allow it to come to room temperature before slicing and enjoying it. 

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4.89 from 9 reviews

Blueberry Banana Bread

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 55 minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

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Nutrition information

Calories: 435 Carbohydrates: 77 Protein: 4 Fat: 13 Saturated Fat: 7 Cholesterol: 71 Sodium: 165 Potassium: 331 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 47 Vitamin A: 515 Vitamin C: 13.5 Calcium: 77 Iron: 2.6
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Blueberry Banana Bread is one of the best recipes to make with very ripe bananas. The bread is sweet, fluffy, tender, bursting with juicy blueberries and lemon flavor.

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Delaney | Melanie Makes

I want to eat this for breakfast!

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Jen

Such a fantastic breakfast! Love that it's bursting with blueberries!

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Nutmeg Nanny

Love blueberries and bananas together! Have to try this!

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Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Love the blueberries & banana together! I get a little bored with banana-only bread sometimes, so this is really great!

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Sandra | A Dash of Sanity

I love the flavor combination! Such a perfect way to make banana bread!

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Jacque Hastert

Love the addition of blueberries to this! Banana bread only gets better with them :)

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Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

Every time I combine blueberries & banana it's a SURE win! This looks amazing!

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Megan @ MegUnprocessed

Blueberry and banana is the best combo! This looks delish!

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April

Did not get the flavor of the lemon. What was the point of it? I was thinking next time, I will try adding juice to icing glaze.

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Megan @ MegUnprocessed

This looks so delicious! I wish I had a piece right now! 

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Carolyn

I love these flavors together! This would be amazing for breakfast!

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Jacque

Has anyone actually made this bread? I like to read reviews of the actual recipe that has been made and tasted, thank you.

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Jacque

I prefer to read reviews from people who have actually made recipes and tasted them, I can see that it looks wonderful that is why I am considering making this recipe. Thank you

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Lindsay

I just baked this with my kids. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly. Very lemony and moist. Unfortunately I'm meant to be on a diet and ate half of it!

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Thanks for the feedback :)

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Lily Valle

I just baked this blueberry banana bread using all purpose rice flour and vanilla extract instead of lemon! It came out beautiful and delicious! 

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Fran Baker

I have made this twice. Once I added slices to my Christmas tins to give away and WOW! I had requests for more of the banana/ blueberry bread. I added some crushed pecans and walnuts to the top before baking. It was beautiful after adding the glaze. Very VERY delicious! Thank you.

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Vera

So I would have never paired bananas and lemon together... but I made it and WOW!!! Thank you! I didn’t even make glaze, perfect with coffee! Mine turned out pretty dense (I didn’t sift, I wonder if that was it but I do not mind actually) and I didn’t have fresh blueberries so I tossed some frozen ones with a tablespoon of flour and folded into the batter. So delicious, will be making it again for sure. Oh and there was plenty of lemon flavor!

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happy that you liked it

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Jenn

So good and my husband absolutely loved it! I did add extra lemon (1/2 the juice and zest of a lemon) and I added 1tsp of vanilla to the bread mixture.

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Thank you for your feedback Jenn! So happy you loved it!

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Ingrid

Hi, I am a hobby bakery and will try anything once. Your recipe for a Blueberry and Banana Loaf is ideal for my busy colleagues at the nursing home. The thing is, there are 25-30 staff, so I would need to make a substantial size cake. I was thinking of using a size 9"square tin and double the measurements, would this work? Thank you Ingrid PS all help appreciated making cake today

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hi Ingrid, doubling the ingredients definitely will work.

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Kayla

Thank you for your feedback! Gonna try this with the kids

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Jordan

Perfect & simple recipe! I made it last night after noticing half my fruit was going bad. It turned out moist and delicious. Looks like I’m having cake for breakfast.

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Fatima R.

This is one delicious banana bread with blueberries!!!! So easy and yummy!

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Shirley

Do we leave it in the pan until completely cooled?

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I like to leave it in the pan for 10-15 minutes after moving it to a cooling wire rack.

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Gurpreet

How to use frozen blueberries in this cake..we don't get fresh here.Shall wait for ur response.

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Just add them frozen, it will work.

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Jennifer

Thank you for this amazing recipe!! I just love it! The lemon flavor comes out and there's very little banana flavor - which makes it sooo good! And the fresh blueberries make it moist and delicious!! This bread disappeared at my house!!

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