What do you do when blueberries are on sale and the baking bug bites? Find a recipe for blueberry banana bread, of course!

This was actually pretty tricky, because we don’t stock a lot of baking basics. I had to hunt down a recipe that didn’t require more than baking soda (which I just happened to get last weekend for the first time), flour, salt, vanilla, sugar, butter and eggs. After some googling, I struck gold with this recipe!

Blueberry Banana Bread


  • 2 cups 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. Grease 1 large loaf pan (or 3 small loaf pans.)
  2. Mix together flour, salt and baking powder
  3. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Add 1 egg and allow to blend into the butter mixture before adding the second egg along with vanilla extract.
  5. Beat mashed bananas thoroughly into the mixture.
  6. Add flour mixture in small increments while beating until just combined into a thick batter.2015-02-24 17.39.11
  7. Fold blueberries into the batter; pour into prepared loaf pans.2015-02-24 17.40.142015-02-24 17.41.44
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

2015-02-24 18.18.23This made the house smell amazing and was a great way to use up some of the delicious blueberries we had on hand!

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