Banana Blueberry Bread

Banana Blueberry Bread. Kick your OG banana bread up a level by adding in some sweet and tart blueberries!

Banana Blueberry Bread. I know what you’re thinking: “Is it banana bread or is it blueberry bread?”

Both. It’s both, and it’s just as delicious as it sounds.

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Make it: Banana Blueberry Bread

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Banana Blueberry Bread

76e4e19975ef90ce832a5f1314355311?s=30&d=mm&r=gJessica Lynn
Bananas and blueberries are the real star of this bread, and it comes out perfect every time.
5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • ½ cups butter
  • 3 ounces cream cheese by weight
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3-4 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cups Greek yogurt plain or vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans optional

Instructions
 

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350; lightly grease a loaf pan or Brownie Pan.
  • Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add bananas, egg, vanilla, and Greek yogurt; mix until smooth.
  • Add dry ingredients.
  • Fold in blueberries and/or pecans.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes in brownie pan OR 60—75 minutes in loaf pan, until golden and not doughy in the middle.

A few tips

I make this in my Brownie Pan in an attempt to not eat the entire batch in one sitting. Thankfully, they freeze well, so I can pull out a few here and there.

And since it has Greek yogurt and fruit in it, I like to pretend that it’s on the healthier side of things.

You can certainly make it in a regular loaf pan, just plan on cooking it for around an hour or so instead of just 20 minutes.

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Extra tools to help out

You can use this Brownie Pan for so much more than just brownies…but brownies in them are pretty darn delicious! Rinse and drain your blueberries in this Easy-Read Measuring Colander. Use the Classic Batter Bowl to mix up the batter, and then scoop it all out with the Large Scoop.

My adventure with Banana Bread

Back in the day, when I first started to actually enjoy cooking, I really wanted to make banana bread. It seemed like one of those quintessential things that “anyone” could do. But in reality, it was right up there with making a hard-boiled egg—it seemed easy, but every time I tried, I failed…hard.

My banana breads came out soupy or under-cooked; burnt on top, overly chewy, or hard as a rock. Even though I’d follow directions exactly, I just couldn’t get it right. So, naturally, I gave up for a little while. But I just couldn’t shake my desire to make a great banana bread.

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Then I found this recipe and it was like the heavens opened up and bananas and blueberries rained down on me. It’s perfect. Like, actually perfect…and easy.

The banana flavor shines through and the blueberries essentially pop and explode in your mouth with an extra dose of flavor. Then, to top it off, it’s soft and fluffy.

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The original recipe calls for chocolate chips instead of blueberries, but since I’m not a fan of chocolate chips—I know I’m crazy; I know—I’ve always substituted with blueberries.

Sometimes I’ll even toss in some crushed pecans, because I like extra texture it brings to the bread.

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My kids go crazy over these, and they’re great to take on road trips if you make the little squares. Or you can freeze them for a quick breakfast or snack.

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Save up those bananas and get them extra ripe, then add some cream cheese and Greek yogurt to your list so you can make these asap! 

banana blueberry bread

Looking for more Brownie Pan recipes? Check out my Brownie Pan Pinterest board.

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14 Comments

  1. Your Poppy would have loved these muffins! His favorite fruit was blueberries . I’m sorry he didn’t live long enough to enjoy them.

  2. These sound and look sooo good!! I’m nervous that if I make it once, that will be my pregnancy craving and then I will end up making it every day hahah

  3. I LOVE banana bread and my youngest has kinda confiscated my recipe and makes it pretty often but she always changes it up a bit. Last week she made chocolate peanut butter banana bread for a get together with friends and it did not last long at all. I’ll need to try the blueberry version as I think it sounds amazing!! ❤️

  4. Hi! I would like to make these. 3 or 4 banana pieces is how much exactly? Is a piece half a banana? This part of recipe is confusing. Thank you so much!

  5. How much greek yogurt? 1/4 cup plus 4 oz…or 1/4 cup or 4 oz? And is it plain or vanilla flavored? Can you use frozen blueberries?

    1. thanks for the comment; i recently updated my recipe form and didn’t realize i had it in there by weight 🙂 it’s 1/4 up (scratch the 4 ounces). Plain or vanilla is fine; the vanilla will just make it sweeter. And fresh berries are best for this!

      1. Thank you for your response. Do you fill the cavities by weight or 2/3 full? I will be trying these tomorrow.

        Carrie

        1. They are really good!! Entire family loves them.

          But a question…what is the volume of mashed bananas. The ones I have are big.

  6. 5 stars
    Love these! I only had two bananas, so I halved the recipe (except for the egg). I was still able to get 8 good sized ones using the brownie pan. 20 minutes was perfect!

  7. This is making me really want that brownie pan! I never knew I needed it in my life until this moment. LOL!
    Anyway, I am using my loaf pan instead. I am excited to try these!

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