Baking - Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

Initially we bought a few bananas for smoothies, but as the busy work week came and went, every day the bananas were neglected.  Then it comes a point when the bananas become too ripe that they start to spread their banana spores throughout the kitchen where you have to pay attention and do something.  You can throw them away, freeze them for a rainy day, or bake banana blueberry bread.  That's exactly what I did!  

I found a recipe for Blueberry Banana Bread on and followed the instructions. Now I didn't have three small loaf pans so instead I put all the batter into one loaf pan.  This definitely increased my baking time and it almost tripled the baking time.  Instead of 30 minutes, my banana blueberry loaf took about one hour and fifteen minutes to bake.  It was worth the wait to have nice loaf with lots of juicy blueberries in middle.  My husband cut up the loaf into bite sized pieces and warmed it up in the microwave before putting ice cream on top for a banana blueberry bread dessert. 


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 small loaf pans.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add 1 egg and allow to blend into the butter mixture before adding the second egg along with vanilla extract. Beat mashed bananas thoroughly into the mixture. Add flour mixture in small increments while beating until just combined into a thick batter. Fold blueberries into the batter; pour into prepared loaf pans.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.