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Blueberry and Banana Bread

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I love over ripe bananas.  You know, the kind that are all speckled brown? In my book, those are the ONLY kind of bananas that are worth eating, but my husband tends to disagree. He loves his bananas green. And when I say green, I’m not exaggerating.

Really, it works out for the best in our household, but there is just one teensy, tiny problem. Blueberry Banana Bread 3

Once the bananas are to that speckled brown stage, they tend to get really brown way too fast.  We’re talking within a day.  I might be weird and like those super ripe bananas, but when they turn all the way brown, even I don’t want to eat them.

Why am I going on and on about ripe bananas you ask?  Over the weekend, we had this very dilemma where my bananas got just past the point of eating.  I didn’t get to them quickly enough and was left with 2 very sorry looking brown bananas.  I hate wasting food, so I quickly decided to whip up some banana bread.

Blueberry Banana Bread

Usually I make just your traditional run of the mill banana bread, but this time I wanted something different.  Something with a little umpf.

It just so happens that it’s blueberry season here in South Texas, and HEB has been having great sales on them lately.  My husband’s favorite berry is the blue ones (next to strawberries), so he has been in berry lovin’ heaven.  Since I had 2 pints of them in the fridge, I thought it would be the perfect addition to plain ol’ banana bread.

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I changed up my normal banana bread recipe by leaving out the traditional nutmeg and cinnamon, and I added a little bit of vanilla Greek yogurt.  I even went all healthful on it and did half whole wheat flour! 

Look at me being a good little girl. 

*pats self on back*

I think you’ll all agree that this blueberry and banana bread is so yummy, moist, and full of flavor.  You can bake it in larger batches and freeze loaves for later on, or just whip some up for a delicious snack.

Blueberry and Banana bread, made with whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt.

Blueberry and Banana Bread

A delicious, easy, moist quick bread recipe combining the wonderful flavors of banana and blueberry

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour, I used 1 cup all purpose, 3/4 cup whole wheat
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt-set aside
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar
  4. Mix in eggs, one at a time, combining well after each
  5. Add in yogurt, vanilla and bananas.
  6. Slowly mix in dry ingredients and stir just until incorporated.
  7. Fold in blueberries.
  8. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 2901Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Blueberry and Banana bread, made with whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt.

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Joanne T Ferguson

Friday 12th of June 2015

Blueberry and banana are two of my favorite combinations Amanda! Pinned and shared! Hope to see you on Saturday! #ibabloggers

K t t

Friday 5th of June 2015

My husband asked me last week why we always have rotting bananas in the kitchen, haha. I like making banana cake with super ripe bananas. If I don't eat them in time I usually over ripen them (my husband thinks I'm rotting them apparently) and freeze them to use later. Just thought I'd share! Can't wait to try some yogurt in there.

Amanda

Saturday 6th of June 2015

I never thought about freezing them for later use. Good idea!