Blueberry Banana Mini Loaves

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Although I can’t take credit for this recipe creation, it is one worth sharing. I’m a sucker for a healthy loaf, especially with simple ingredients and no mixer required.

I made slight modifications to the original recipe to suit it for two mini loaves instead of one normal sized one.

I gave one loaf away to a friend and kept one for me. Now I wish I had both! Guess it just means more time in the kitchen to come.

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I frequently bake breakfast breads with blueberries and bananas. I’ve done banana bread, banana muffins, blueberry orange muffins, and blueberry loaves. Why not combine them all? Sounds like a good idea to me. I mean, look at that blueberry pop!

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The cute mini size makes it optimal for looking like a real loaf of bread from the store. These slices are just too cute. What I really liked about this bread was that it was very dense and not as pillowy as some breads. Yes, fluffy is good, but dense like a pound cake can be good too.

This bread was full of good stuff. There were blueberries and bananas, greek yogurt and eggs, and no butter or oils. I opted for white flour instead of whole wheat on this one because it just seemed good for a change.

You can’t really tell from the photos, but these loaves rose very tall. The recipe has 2 tsp of baking powder. That’s a lot! It really showed in how tall these loaves rose in the oven. Lucky for me, it didn’t spew over.

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Blueberry Banana Bread

(from Daily Garnish)

Ingredients (one normal sized loaf or two mini loaves)

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt**
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Start by combining flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork until they are gooey and liquid-like.
  • Add sugars, eggs, and vanilla, greek yogurt.
  • Whisk until everything is well combined and there are no lumps.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. At this point, fold in the fresh (or frozen) blueberries.
  • Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and distribute evenly.
  • Pop into the oven and bake for one hour, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.**

Above ingredients and instructions were Emily’s. I used vanilla Greek yogurt and left out the vanilla extract. I also used two mini loaf pans, so mine cooked for about 45 minutes instead of one hour.

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Comments

  1. I love when I can bake without pulling out (and having to clean) the mixer! A bonus is producing something that looks this good!

  2. Gorgeous! I adore that third photo, looks so full of juicy berries and totally delicious. I can only imagine how lovely a slice of this warm would be…yum :) such cute little loaves, definitely saving this one!

  3. Looks absolutely delish! This would be a perfect treat for my hubby to take to work to have with his morning coffee.

  4. The mini loaf is so cute! I have been craving banana bread for a while now and combining it with blueberries seems like such a summery way to make it.

  5. Sweet little cakes Marci :)
    We are in our final week of Get Grillin’ – Dessert is the theme and we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect! This week we have a Rouxbe Cooking School giveaway. http://su.pr/2YaIiV

  6. Made these this morning – delicious! I didn’t have yogurt on hand so substituted sour cream. I also cut the vanilla in half and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon. So good but will try it with yogurt next time – healthier.

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