Thursday, 11 October 2012

Banana & Blueberry Bread


I'm not really a blueberry person, I'm not sure why because they are delicious! but it's just not something I find myself every buying! so when I came across a tub of them in the fridge and there were some over ripe bananas on the counter, I knew what had to be done! 

Banana bread is just one of those classics that you can make hundreds of times and never get bored of it! I love being able to experiment with different variations of banana bread and this blueberry one is one of the tastiest and most moist to date! 

If you're a blueberry lover, and even if you're not (like my husband) you will still love this bake! 


Banana & Blueberry Bread:
Serves 10

1 3/4 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup semi-skimmed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/4 cup blueberries

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. 
Grease your loaf tin with butter.

Combine the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.  Set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add eggs, milk and vanilla.  Mix well until combined.  Beat in bananas.  With the mixer at low speed, gradually add in the flour mixture until just combined.  Using a spatula, fold in the blueberries.

Pour batter into the loaf pan.  Bake for 45-50 minutes, until an inserted knife comes out clean.  
Remove from the oven and let cool in pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Slice, and eat warm with lashings of butter! 

On a funny side note, since I have moved to Vancouver I have been super into blueberries! They have blueberry flavour everything! even gummy bears, which were really tasty! and I now have fresh blueberries for breakfast most mornings with this really delicious pineapple and coconut yoghurt I found in the supermarket! So I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before I whip up another of these loaves!

16 comments:

  1. It looks so deliciously juicy. I would definitely be requesting seconds! Will have try adding blueberries to banana bread.

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    1. Yeah it is a good addition Jo, I'd definitely recommend it!

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  2. We often have a punnet of blueberries in the fridge and I add them to cereal or yogurt! This looks like a great combo!

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    1. You should totally turn them into a milkshake next time...I tried my first blueberry milkshake the other night at girls night - it was amazing!

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    1. Thanks, I'm becoming a bit of a blueberry convert myself!

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  4. Hey Gem - hope all is well with you! Love this bake - I made banana bread blueberry muffins a while back and they are delicious. The two go together very very well!

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    1. Thanks Stuart, yeah I'd never imagined they'd make a good combo before but it does really work!

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  5. YUM! Banana & blueberries are such great combo! This cake looks yummy with all those lovely blueberries! YUM! :)

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    1. Thanks Kit, I think I'll definitely be baking with them more in the future!

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  6. This looks really nice and moist, will have to bake it this weekend. Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Yes I definitely think the blueberries added some juiciness!

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  8. Delicious...there seems to be endless combinations of things you can bake into banana bread!! This looks so tasty! :-)

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    1. Thanks Laura, that's what I love about it! the possibilities are endless!

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