Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blu'bana Bread

Well, this morning I had some bananas sitting on my counter that were getting too ripe. You know what that's time to bake some bread. I thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes with you (I have LOTS of favorites, so you'll be getting a lot of them). After trying this recipe out many years ago, I have never gone back to baking regular banana bread. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do :)

Blu'bana Bread

1 pint (2 cups) fresh or frozen blueberries
4 cups flour, divided
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
5 medium ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. ground allspice
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour two 9” x 5” loaf pans.

Toss blueberries with 2 Tbsp. flour; set aside. In large mixing bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, bananas, and vanilla; beat at low speed until blended, scraping bowl occasionally. Add remaining flour and other dry ingredients; beat at low speed until well blended. Fold in blueberries. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool at least 20 minutes to serve warm; or cool completely to serve later.




  1. Hey, how come your favorite sister has never tasted this bread that you like so much?
    (I had to be the first to comment on your blog! Congrats on being a blogger!!!)

  2. To my most favorite sister...You have too tasted this bread. I have been making it for about the past 15 years. I guess I will have to make some for you.

    Thanks for being the first to post a comment :)