I'm not a baker, I've never been a baker, so you know any baking recipe I have for you is going to be delicious but it's going to be simple. This blueberry banana bread is exactly that PLUS it's genuinely bursting with blueberries.
I feel like this is a very good post. It isn't too long, has pretty pictures, a foolproof delicious recipe and good tips. Please enjoy.
Soooooo, I turned an Amazon package into 4 cups of wild blueberries this week. It was easy enough to do.
I noticed one of my neighbours had a package at their front door but also knew they were away. I texted them about it, put the package somewhere safe and 3 days later I found 4 cups of wild blueberries from Muskoka on my porch.
That's how being neighbourly works.
Because I'm more of a savoury loving person, I don't make a lot of desserty recipes unless you count my Thanksgiving white trash marshmallow salad as a dessert. Which really it is.
Even the pie dough recipe I will use for the rest of my life came about because I was in search of a perfect pie dough for my turkey pot pie.
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This quick bread uses basic pantry ingredients and yes, you can obviously use regular as opposed to wild blueberries.
- mashed banana
- lemon juice
- quick rolled oats
- baking soda
- wild blueberries
See recipe card for quantities.
The gist of it is ...
Cream together butter & sugar until light and fluffy before adding eggs, banana and lemon juice.
Combine the oats, pecans, flour, salt and baking soda then add to the creamed ingredients and mix.
Once mixed, gently fold in the final ingredient - the blueberries.
Pour into 5x9" loaf pan and bake at 350 for about an hour.
Hint: I'm not sure how, but this magically develops better flavour after sitting for a few hours, so hands off until then if you can. Use the time to get caught up on all the other household chores you've been neglecting like reading books and watching television.
See this chocolate banana (zucchini!) smoothie on my website if you still have bananas leftover after this recipe.
This recipe is easy to mix by hand but I love the decals I made for my Kitchen Aid so much that I use it whenever possible. No, seriously. I LOVE my elderly stand mixer now.
You can store this bread in a plastic bag or wrapped in foil but ...
I store my banana bread on the counter in the pan I cooked it in with a kitchen towel wrapped around the whole thing.
Wrap individual slices in waxed paper and place them in a freezer bag. Remove single servings as wanted until you run out of them and cry.
If you need to ripen your bananas faster or SLOWER do this!
Baking soda and baking powder serve the same purpose - to give rise to anything. Even men, if it's vaguely shaped like boobs.
Substitute baking soda with baking powder at a 1:3 ratio.
Therefore 1 teaspoon of baking soda should be substituted with 3 teaspoon of baking powder.
I don't know about you, but I'm smashing as much into my freezer and preserving as many things as possible before the first snowflake flies. I'm very serious about my winter hibernation.
And protecting neighbourhood packages.