When life gives you bananas make blueberry banana bread!
It's actually one of my favourite things to bake considering you can practically chuck all the ingredients into one bowl and have it baking in the oven within ten minutes. I must have baked this blueberry banana bread hundreds of times over the years and it turns out perfectly every single time.
You can swap out the blueberries for anything you fancy such as chocolate chips or walnuts, but I particularly like using blueberries because they add some lovely colour and texture to the banana bread.
My not-so-secret ingredient is adding yoghurt to the mixture instead of milk. Using yoghurt in a banana bread recipe will make the bread exceptionally light and moist and you'll never want to leave the yoghurt out of your banana bread again.
For this lovely loaf, I used Onken 0% Fat Vanilla Yoghurt which gave the blueberry banana bread an incredibly moreish texture and flavour.
One thing's for sure: this is the best banana bread recipe there is and the only one you'll ever need.
Let's bake blueberry banana bread, shall we?
For this recipe you will need: bananas, Onken 0% Fat Vanilla Yoghurt, vegetable oil, caster sugar, eggs, plain flour, baking powder, salt, blueberries and butter. You will also need a 1lb loaf tin.
Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe
Preheat oven to 160ºC/140ºC fan/Gas 3.
Grease a 1lb loaf tin with butter.
Mash bananas on a plate or a board - I use a fork to mash mine but a potato masher would do the same job. In a bowl combine the mashed bananas, yoghurt and vegetable oil.
Mix in the caster sugar and eggs until well combined.
Add the flour, baking powder, salt and blueberries to the bowl and mix until only just combined. Take care not to overmix - stir until you can no longer see streaks of flour and then stop.
Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin. The mixture will fill just over ¾ of the tin.
Bake in the oven for 55-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the blueberry banana bread comes out clean. Keep an eye on it and if the loaf looks too brown on the top during cooking you can add foil over the top.
Leave the blueberry banana bread to cool completely in the tin then turn it out onto a board.
The blueberry banana bread can be eaten cold or you can slice it and pop it under the grill for a couple of minutes. Spread with a little vanilla yoghurt and top with fresh fruit for an extra special breakfast or tea time treat.
Any leftover banana bread doesn't need to be kept in the fridge. You can store it in an airtight container where it will stay fresh and moist for 4-5 days.
Blueberry Banana Bread
This blueberry banana bread recipe uses yoghurt to ensure the loaf stays light, moist and full of flavour. Enjoy plain or spread with a little vanilla yoghurt and top with fresh fruit for a tasty breakfast or tea time treat.
- 3 bananas,, mashed
- 140 g Onken 0% Fat Vanilla Yoghurt
- 150 ml vegetable oil
- 150 g caster sugar
- 2 eggs,, beaten
- 175 g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 150 g blueberries,, fresh not frozen
- butter, , for greasing
- 30 g Onken 0% Fat Vanilla Yoghurt, , for spreading
- fresh fruit,, various, to decorate
- Preheat oven to 160ºC/140ºC fan/Gas 3.
- Grease a 1lb loaf tin with butter.
- In a bowl, combine mashed bananas, yoghurt and vegetable oil. Mix in the caster sugar and eggs.
- Add the flour, baking powder, salt and blueberries to the bowl and mix until just combined.
- Pour into the prepared loaf tin.
- Bake in the oven for 55-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Leave the loaf to cool completely in the tin then turn out onto a board.
- Can be served plain or spread with a little vanilla yoghurt and topped with fresh blueberries.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 15gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g
I hope you love this blueberry banana bread recipe as much as I do. Check out my other recipes using Onken 0% Fat Vanilla Yoghurt - you can make all three recipes using only one pot!
- Eton Mess Roulade with a Whipped Yoghurt and Cream Filling
- Vanilla Yoghurt Coated Granola Bar Recipe
If you make this, let me know. Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me @amytreasureblog and use #AmyTreasureRecipes on Instagram so I can see it!
*This recipe was commissioned by Onken
This bread looks fantastic!! Hubby really adores blueberry banana bread, but he hardly ever gets it because I'm not a fan of baked bananas. I do make him a loaf every so often, so I'll be making your delightful bread this weekend. He's going to be so happy!
What a perfect combination! Blueberries and bananas?! In a quickbread? Yes please!
You can NEVER go wrong with banana bread...of any kind. I am a huge blueberry fan, so this is perfect for me. I would be happy with a slice of this with my morning coffee.
This looks so moist and delicious. TO be honest, I have not heard about Blueberry Banana bread until today. What a great idea.-
I love banana bread and the fella love blueberries in any baked loaf so he would be thrilled if I made him a batch. I really appreciate that you used yogurt in this to make it moist!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Huge banana bread fan over here! Never added blueberries to the mix and I love those! Bet this is lovely with a cuppa coffee :)
Lovely recipe, I like when you can make it in one bowl! It looks great! The blueberries are such a nice touch.
I would devour this with a sip of cuppa chai! Love banana bread!
Blueberries in banana bread should literally always be a thing. This recipe is absolutely perfect!
As many loaves of banana breads I've made throughout the years I've never thought of adding blueberries to it. And we love blueberries. I can imagine the taste -- super yummy. What a great idea that I'm going to try.
If you serve me this bread, shamelessly I will ask for another slice, perfectly baked bread. I've never ever baked anything with banana but after looking your recipe feel like to bake something :)
I've never had banana bread with blueberries in it, but I sure would love to give it a try! I have never seen that brand of yogurt before, so I know I'll have to find a local substitute for it. I often keep plain, unsweetened yogurt around for baking. Would this work or do you think I'll need the extra sugar from the flavored yogurt to make it turn out right?
Mrs Angela Reaab
Hi Amy, I'v just made your banana cake & so disappointed. Firstly it said to use a 1lb loaf tin, but the mixture was spilling over, so I transferred it to a 2lb loaf tin. I baked it for the recommended time, but no where near cooked, so I had to bake it for a further 30 mins & the cake is more like a pudding mixture. I'm a good baker & this is the second recipe I've been disappointed with. Sorry to complain.
I just replied on your comment for the scones. I test these recipes at least 3 times and I know they work but I can not be responsible for how people are interpreting them at home. The images are all of the finished recipes and as you can see, my finished banana bread looks nothing like pudding mixture. You have said twice now you're a good baker so I'm wondering if there is something wrong with your oven. There's no way it should take an hour and 30 minutes to bake banana bread! Maybe try an oven thermometer? I've made this banana bread around 50 times and I know it works. Thanks, Amy.
Mrs Angela Rea
Hi Amy, thank you for your replies. I have a new oven & I've baked lots of cakes/scones already & they've turned out fine. It's a mystery.
Oh dear, I am at a bit of a loss I'm afraid :-(