Let's Bake

Blueberry Banana Bread

Yield Serves 8
Prep: 30 minutesCook: 50 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutes

Soft and tender Blueberry Banana Bread made from scratch.


  • 210 grams (1 and 1/2 cup) plain flour or all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) buttermilk
  • 160 grams (2/3 cup) mashed banana, (23 overripe bananas)
  • 110 grams (1 cup) fresh blueberries*


  1. Grease and line a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with baking or parchment paper. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add sugar and cinnamon and gently stir.
  3. In the microwave, heat the butter until just melted, stirring in between 10 second bursts. Remove the butter and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Next, add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk to your cooled butter and whisk gently until combined. Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients and the mashed banana.
  5. Throw in the blueberries. Very gently stir until the mixture is just combined – be careful not to over mix.
  6. Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and bake for approximately 45-50 minutes* or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.


*Blueberries: You can use fresh or frozen blueberries – I personally prefer fresh for maximum flavour!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice Calories: 322
Nutrition information is a guide only.
Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: DessertCuisine: American
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