This banana bread has a ton of flavor, a little crunch and it's a crowd pleaser for all ages (kids too!). Option to add granola for a pop of flavor.
This recipe is from my mom's book. She’s been baking it the same way for years and she has mastered it. I remember the house smelling amazing every time. I of course have made some of my own adjustments to the bread over the years, but the original will always be my favorite.
This banana bread has some fun mix-ins
I like to add in fun mix-ins whenever I make this recipe. My favorite is granola! The granola is totally optional but let me just tell you, it's perfect in this recipe. It adds some nice texture and a nutty flavor to the mix. You can use any granola you have on hand. Or you can try making your own with my Maple Cinnamon Granola recipe.
What you will need for this Blueberry Banana Bread
Bananas. This recipe calls for 3 over ripe bananas. I always buy extra bananas to have on hand to bake with.
Blueberries. Fresh or frozen will work great for this recipe. I typically use fresh because they add a different level of moist-ness to the bread however frozen is great!
Eggs. You will need 2 eggs, room temperature. I typically pull the eggs out and leave them on a towel for a few hours. otherwise you can gently hold the egg in your hands for a bit to take the chill out.
Granola. This is an optional mix-in! It's my favorite mix-in but this bread is so delicious without granola as well. I like to use any granola I have on hand or I just make my own with this recipe here
Baking powder and baking soda. Make sure they are still fresh, otherwise you can mess up your baking easily!
Coconut oil. Or butter - your choice. I try to make as many things as I can dairy free so I often use coconut oil in my baking to do so.
Flour. You can use all purpose gluten free or regular powder for this recipe! If you'd like to make your own gluten free all purpose flour, I highly recommend reading up on how to measure for substitutions.
You will want to separate your dry ingredients with your wet ingredients
You will need 2 different bowls. One for the dry ingredients and one for the wet ingredients. This makes it a little easier to follow the recipe in my opinion. When you do mix the two together make sure you do not over mix! I like to use a thick spatula and run it along the bottom of the bowl and turn the ingredients together.
Blueberry Banana Bread
- MIxing Bowls
- bread pan
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- ⅔ cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 3 Over ripe bananas
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or butter
- 2 eggs room temp
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup granola optional!
- 1 cup bluberries Fresh or frozen!
- Mix all the dry ingredients into a large bowl whisk together and get clumps out. Mix all wet ingredients together in a seperate bowl and lightly and pour into dry ingredients. Mix together well.
- Bake at 350 in a loaf pan for 55 min or until cooked all the way through.