Blueberry Banana Bread

Homemade Banana Bread is moist and packed with juicy blueberries

Blueberry Banana Bread is the perfect combination of banana bread and blueberry muffins in on delicious banana bread recipe!

I am telling you, I’ve created quite a selection of banana bread recipes on my site. First of all, I love making it. Second of all you guys  seem to love making it too…and I am here to please! So obviously if you haven’t made my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, stop what you are doing right now and make that. THEN come back here and make this Blueberry Banana Bread. And of course, after that, make any of my other recipes, like Toasted Coconut Banana Bread or Cream Cheese Stuffed Banana Bread etc etc etc…

And today’s variation is a classic banana bread combined with blueberry muffins. I couldn’t be happier about it!

Blueberry Banana Bread is like a blueberry muffin and banana bread all in one place!

Imagine the softest, moistest banana bread ever, loaded with juicy sweet blueberries. NOW imagine that warm, topped with a little butter. YES. I’m talking major banana bread dreams right here! Plus, this recipe requires no mixer…just a spoon and a bowl.

The sour cream in this recipe makes it extra moist, and the added sweetness of the blueberries really makes this recipe special!

How to make blueberry banana bread

How Do You Make Blueberry Banana Bread?

Banana Bread is always a hit on my house. It’s perfect for breakfast, an easy snack to have with coffee, or perfectly acceptable as a dessert! It might actually be the perfect food. A few simple steps will lead you to success when making this recipe.

  • Make sure your bananas are extra ripe. I will admit, I have cut corners and used bright yellow bananas when making banana bread before…and it’s fine. I mean, it won’t be BAD. BUT the thing is, patience is rewarded. Using overly ripe bananas produces sweeter, moister bread. It’s just a fact. I have tried tricks to ripen up bananas quicker, like microwaving them, or baking them, and while it helps, there is nothing like…well…an old banana.
  • I used melted butter in this recipe, which you wouldn’t normally do in a cake recipe, but since this is a “quick bread” the texture is a little denser, but still tender!
  • Sour cream adds moisture to the bread, which is a secret ingredient that I love!
  • Dust the blueberries lightly with flour before stirring them into the batter. This prevents the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the bread.
  • Add a few blueberries to the top of the batter before you bake. This just makes it pretty when it’s baked!

Can You Use Frozen Blueberries In This Blueberry Banana Bread?

Yes, absolutely! Frozen fruit is fantastic in baking, and a great alternative when blueberries aren’t in season. Just thaw the blueberries completely and pat dry before dusting them with flour and adding to the batter.

Blueberry Banana Bread is a twist on my favorite banana bread recipe!

How Do You Store Banana Bread?

Banana Bread can be stored at room temperature. I like to use large zip-top bags just for ease, but you can also use plastic wrap, or aluminum foil. Just wrap it airtight and it will stay moist for days!

Can You Freeze Blueberry Banana Bread?

Absolutely! Banana Bread is one of those recipes that actually gets better when it sits. I always find it to be moister the day after you bake it! So freezing banana bread is a great option if you double the batch! Make one to eat to now, and freeze one for later!

Bleuberry Banana Bread from scratch

Can You Make This Blueberry Banana Bread into Muffins?

Indeed! I actually have a recipe here on my site for Banana Muffins, and you can follow that recipe and add blueberries to it, OR you can make this recipe and adapt the baking time as stated in the muffin recipe. I actually use the same base banana bread recipe for both, so I know it will work perfectly!

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Blueberry Banana Bread

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 10 1x
  • Category Category: Bread
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert

Description:

This Blueberry Banana Bread is soft and moist. Blueberries and bananas are the perfect match!


Ingredients:

  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Line the bottom and up the short sides with a strip of parchment paper. Coat again with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl mash the bananas with a fork, leaving them slightly lumpy and set aside.
  • In a large bowl stir together the butter and sugar. Mix in the eggs and vanilla and stir until smooth. Add the sour cream, mashed bananas, baking soda, and salt, and stir until blended. Next mix in the flour until incorporated.
  • Place blueberries in a medium bowl and sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour on top. Toss lightly to coat the blueberries.
  • Stir the blueberries into the batter and pour the batter into the prepared pan. Press a few additional blueberries into the top of the banana bread if desired to garnish. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, and then using the parchment paper as handles, carefully lift the banana bread out of the pan to cool on a wire rack.

Notes:

Store airtight for up to 3 days.

Keywords:: cookies and cups, banana bread, blueberry bread, banana recipe, blueberries, blueberry recipe

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Diane
Diane

I haven’t tried this bread yet, but I plan to. I have a few questions first: (1) Should the melted butter be allowed to cool before adding? (2) I plan to use a stoneware loaf pan. Should I adjust the oven temp. or baking time? (3) I don’t have or use a pan spray. If I need to grease a pan, I use extra light olive oil (for baking) and can use that for greasing the pan itself and then add the parchment paper. However, in the past, it has been my experience that oil is almost impossible to apply… Read more »

Samantha
Samantha

I love lemon and blueberry and love banana nut. I added lemon zest and some nutmeg and cinnamon to this and wow, so very good. I was looking for a moist bread and found it in this. Thank you so much for posting this!

Connie
Connie

I decided to add 2 Tablespoons of lemon zest to the batter and it’s so Delicious!!! I will definitely be making this recipe again!!!

Natalie
Natalie

I don’t have any sour cream or Greek yoghurt, can I just make this without that or do I have to make some adjustments to the other ingredients?

Jackie
Jackie

I’m baking it right now!!!! My kitchen smells so good. Can’t wait to try it !!! ??

Patti
Patti

Have you ever substituted Greek yogurt for the sour cream? Fage is my favorite brand, it’s so thick and creamy. I’ve been using the 0% Fage in all my recipes that call for sour cream for seven years now, since my husband had heart surgery. (Nobody has known the difference, lol!) I was looking for a banana bread with blueberries in it. Your recipe sounds great, my bananas need one or two days more of ripening to try it!

Melissa
Melissa

By far the best, most moist bread ever, amazing, i could eat the whole loaf and the family agrees

Linda Wieske
Linda Wieske

This blueberry banana bread is the best. This is the second time I’m making it. Love it.

Chryssi
Chryssi

The most delicious banana cake. I’ve baked it yesterday for my husbands colleagues, they loved it !!! ??????

Claire
Claire

My bread was very gooey in the middle after baking it 55 minutes. I baked it an extra 30 minutes and it was still gooey. I followed the recipe exactly. Any idea as to why?

Karen
Karen

Same thing happened to me. The middle just stays gooey. It’s not about the temp – I used an oven thermometer.

Beni
Beni

I had the same problem. I too added 30 minutes and it was still doughy inside. Also followed exactly. We cut the edges off to eat and pitched the rest. Very disappointed in such a waste of ingredients. So bummed too because it did smell good.
Made my usual banana bread (blueberries were gone) baked it and it was fine

Lori Kingery
Lori Kingery

This recipe is absolutely wonderful. This bread is soooo moist!and simply delicious .My boyfriend rated it an 11 out of 10! I followed the recipe exactly.

Jorjean
Jorjean

Made this over the weekend and it turned out perfect. Had to bake a little longer since I used an extra banana. So good!

Cheyanne
Cheyanne

I made this. The flavor was great! But it fell in the middle 🙁

Barbara
Barbara

Mine is in the oven RITE NOW …..ca n’t wait ??

Ana Cristina
Ana Cristina

Mine too!!

SushmaNikhil

Yummy combination banana and blueberry — Loved It

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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