- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Beat in bananas. Gradually add the dry ingredients, beating just until combined. Fold in blueberries.
- Pour into three greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 3 mini loaves.
Reviews forBlueberry Banana Bread
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I baked in 2 8x4 inch pans. It took about 40-45 minutes to bake in my oven."
"I followed directions as I always do and thought it was just o.k. Wouldn't make it a second time."
"Haven't made is yet but going as anyone true t make mini loaves cause I'm going to try an then I will rate them and let everyone know."
"Instead of creaming shortening & sugar, I used the standard quick bread method (mix dry ingredients; mix wet ingredients; combine), replacing shortening w/ melted butter and then baked them as muffins. Was a little nervous might come out too dense since I didn't cream mixture but it was the perfect texture! Liked the blueberry banana combination, too."
"The time stated for baking these loaves was not even close! I used exactly the right pans and it took at least 15 minutes longer than stated. That is a problem when you are counting on getting something baked by the time you need to leave the house! I plan to freeze them so I cannot say at this time how they taste but they were not difficult to make."
"I am not sure what I did, but mine looked nothing like the picture. The bread turned out a dark color. I used butter instead of shortening, but that should not have given it the dark color. It tasted just okay. I will not make it again."