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Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

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.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Blueberry Banana Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 435 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas about 3 medium bananas
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer or using a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat eggs in a small bowl and add them to the butter mixture, beat until combined.
  5. Add mashed bananas, lemon zest and lemon juice, whisk until fully combined. If needed, use a spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  6. Sift all dry ingredients into a medium bowl: flour, baking powder, and salt.

  7. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to the banana mixture and mix just until combined, careful not to over-mix, this is very important.
  8. Using a spatula, fold in the blueberries.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out mostly clean, with no raw batter onto it. Start checking on the bread at the 50-minute mark, and if you still need to bake more, check on it every 5 minutes.
  10. Let cool completely before in the loaf pan, run a knife over the edges and gently remove the bread from the pan.

Glaze:

  1. Add the powdered sugar to a medium bowl, add two tablespoons of milk and the vanilla extract. Mix until fully combined with no lumps. If the mixture is too thick add one more tablespoon of milk. I like the glaze on the thicker side, yet pourable, so it will look white and shiny, not transparent.
  2. After the bread has cooled, use a fork or spoon to drizzle the icing over it.

  3. Slice and serve!

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Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 331mg9%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Vitamin C 13.5mg16%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.