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Banana Blueberry Bread

The blueberries on our bush are ripening up a little at a time. I decided to add some of the first berries off the bush in our favorite banana bread recipe.

  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup soft butter
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, cut up
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In medium bowl, sift together the flour baking powder and salt, set aside.
  3. Using a blender chop the walnuts and add them to the flour mixture.
  4. Put the sugar, butter, egg, bananas and milk in the same blender container that you chopped the walnuts in.
  5. Blend on medium for 15 seconds or so stopping the motor to push the bananas down if needed.
  6. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix for a few strokes then fold in the blueberries and mix carefully till well moistened.
  7. Pour batter into greased loaf pan, 9x5x3.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 55-60 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
  9. Cool on rack.
  10. Serve warm with butter or cream cheese.
Yield: 1 loaf


  1. 3 teaspoons of baking powder seems like an awful lot for one loaf of bread. Is that amount correct?

    1. 3 teaspoons is the right amount for this recipe.

    2. @ Anonymous, just make sure you are using plain flour and not self-rising.

  2. I don't think it is. It's a tablespoon total, and there's no soda and only one egg, so I believe that much leavening is needed for it to rise correctly.

  3. Looks yummy! I think I'll try this. Thanks.

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  5. Replies
    1. Rebekah, yes you can use frozen blueberries.


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