Blueberry Banana Bread
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Makes3 mini loaves
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add creamed mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in bananas. Fold in blueberries.
- Pour into three greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes or. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Mar 4, 2020
I had some older blueberries and ripe bananas, so this was the perfect recipe for me to use them both up. After reading the reviews I decided to make these into muffins instead of bread. As suggested I used butter instead of shortening and added 1 tsp. of cinnamon. Since my hubby is diabetic, I also used 3/4 cup of Splenda in place of the sugar. I baked them for about 28 minutes and was rewarded with 24 beautiful and delicious muffins. Very tasty, nice texture and a new favorite!
Sep 15, 2019
My husband tasted a slice 1st, and I asked him how it was and he said ok. I tried a slice and I was disappointed because it was not yummy. Texture was nice with blueberries and bananas, but for me it lacks flavor. I'd suggest adding cinnamon. It is tasteless and flavorless.
Aug 21, 2019
I should have divided the batter into 4 mini loaf pans. Then the time for baking might have worked. As it is, I got three dark thick loaves. They taste very nice.
Dec 6, 2018
This is a wonderful quick bread. My daughter-in-law raises her own blueberries and I use them to make it. It is great for any meal or any time of the day for a yummy snack.
Aug 29, 2017
I liked this denser banana bread recipe for a bit of a change from my usual one made with oil. I made into 12 muffins, since I was scared of all the reviews of it not cooking well. Even as muffins, it took longer than usual, about 30 minutes, and they did get dark. I put in the full amount of sugar, and it was almost like a cake to me, but I usually do cut back on sugar.
Jul 13, 2017
Delicious... I cooked in loaf pan, 9.25x 2.75 in. It was in the oven for 50 min. I was very nervous, I thought I wasn't mixed well .. but it turned OK. Next time I will mix dry parts (flour, sugar....) and creamy parts separately.
Jul 11, 2017
I tried making this in a regular loaf pan. It was in the oven for 90 minutes trying to get the middle to bake. I cut the end piece off, it was brown. Middle under cooked and the ends were way over cooked. This recipe is more like a muffin batter. If I use again I while try making them into blueberry-banana muffins.
Jul 9, 2016
I baked in 2 8x4 inch pans. It took about 40-45 minutes to bake in my oven.
Jul 5, 2016
Its a bit trickier to bake in one pan. Takes about an hour and you need to cover with foil about 45 minutes in to avoid over browning. Very good bread
Jun 28, 2016
I followed directions as I always do and thought it was just o.k. Wouldn't make it a second time.