A Spoonful of Sunshine

Blueberry Banana Bread September 3, 2012

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I have craving some banana bread this weekend but I wanted it spice it up with a little something extra..  In NO WAY am I  hating on some good ‘ol banana bread, but I wanted to make use of the last few days of summer fruit.  I know Labor Day usually means that we trade in our white jeans, sundresses, and flip-flops for oversize sweaters, skinny jeans, and boots but I have a whole 23 days until school starts (LOVE you quarter system!).  So until then, I will be enjoying the remainder of summer by adding blueberries to my banana bread :)

So to fill this craving I browsed the internet for some recipes and adapted one to suit my needs.

Blueberry Banana Bread

adapted from Emily’s Blueberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

3 ripe bananas***

2 eggs

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup greek yogurt

1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Mash bananas with a fork in another medium bowl.  **If your bananas are not ripe yet, peel and place in the microwave for 1 minute & 30 seconds.  Remove, mash, and microwave for another 30 seconds.  This will give them the necessary consistency***
  3. Add eggs, honey, vanilla extract, and greek yogurt to mashed bananas. Stir thoroughly so no lumps remain.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in the blueberries being careful not so mash them.
  6. Pour batter into a greased loaf plan and distribute evenly.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Yields 10-12 slices

Do you want to know the best part about this bread?!

It fit PERFECTLY into a tupperware container.  Its the little things in life….and perhaps my slight OCD :)

 

12 Responses to “Blueberry Banana Bread”

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds delicious!

  2. Kaitlin Says:

    1. Love this idea of blueberries and banana. Combining two of the best things! Also it seems like the yogurt gave it a denser or better texture, for sure going to test that out.

    2. I am such a fan of the quarter system, short (relatively), sweet, and to the point. :)

    3. It really is a complete disaster when your food doesn’t end up fitting into tupperware! Did you just use a regular bread pan?

    • Theresa Says:

      haha yes I absolutely hate it when things don’t fit into tupperware! I’m honestly not quite sure what a measurements constitute a regular bread pan, but it was the size that I use to make sandwich bread in, so it was pretty wide :)

  3. Yum! Omg that sounds amazing!!! I bet the blueberries are delicious in this!!

    When I went to Ohio State we were on the quarter system and I loved how quickly the classes went by! Good luck!!

    • Theresa Says:

      Yes, only have to take classes for 10 weeks makes all those boring classes bearable! I cannot comprehend how people manage taking those classes for a whole semester.

  4. This looks so dense and yummy! Not to mention healthy! Thanks for the recipe:)

  5. I say embrace your OCD. The bread looks scrumptious.

  6. AnnaTheApple Says:

    Ahh banana bread is the best. I love the idea of adding blueberries! Definitely giving this a try when I get a chance :)

  7. Sounds yummy, and pretty healthy too! I made banana bread this weekend too but put mine in giant muffin tins :D


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