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Blueberry Banana Bread

Flavored with ripe bananas, blueberries, and a hint of cinnamon, this tender quick bread will soon become a favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 12 slices


For the sweetened vanilla blueberries

  • 2 cups Fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Bean Paste

For the streusel

  • ¼ cup Granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter cold

For the Banana Blueberry Bread

  • 2 cups spooned then leveled All-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons Whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons Banana liqueur
  • 3 mashed Ripe bananas
  • Sweetened blueberries


  • For the berries:
  • In a medium bowl, place the blueberries, granulated sugar, and vanilla bean paste. Mix until combined and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • For the streusel:
  • Add the sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Using your fingers or a fork mash the butter into the sugar, flour, cinnamon mixture until it resembles wet sand. Set aside until ready to use.
  • For the bread:
  • Preheat the oven to 325º Fahrenheit. Butter and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan and line the bottom with a rectangle of parchment paper. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk quickly to combine and set aside.
  • In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment over medium/high speed, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract, milk, and banana liqueur . Add the mashed bananas. The mixture will look curdled at this point. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. You should see some dry bits of flour.
  • Turn off the mixer, remove the bowl and fold in the sweetened blueberries. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the mixer as you fold to combine all the ingredients. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the streusel over the batter. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center of the bread comes out with a few moist crumbs and the surface is a nice golden brown.
  • Remove pan from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes or so, then invert the loaf pan onto a wire rack and allow the bread to cool completely.
  • Adapted from: The Baker Upstairs