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Banana Blueberry Loaf (with Streusel Topping)

If you’ve looking for a terrific recipe to use up those over ripe bananas, I’ve got the perfect one for you! This banana loaf pairs blueberries and bananas and adds a simple streusel topping that’s sure to please!

Banana Berry? Is that a Good Combination?

It is, my friends. It is. I’ve made other banana berry desserts in the past. For instance, my Easy Banana Berry Cake was a real hit with my writing group.

Oh, and my Strawberry Banana Bread with Coconut was terrific, too.

So, I figured blueberries and bananas would pair well together, though I’ve never used that combination before.

I had leftover berries from my Traditional blueberry muffins and lots of speckled bananas. Putting the two together just made sense.

I’ll tell you more about my take on this loaf in a bit, but looks look at what you’ll need to make it.

Banana Blueberry Loaf Ingredients

LOAF INGREDIENTS

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You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are simple ingredients you likely have in your pantry or refrigerator.

  • salted butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • large eggs
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla
  • fresh blueberries
  • overripe bananas
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt (if you use unsalted butter)

TOPPING INGREDIENTS

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  • all purpose flour
  • melted butter
  • brown sugar

How to Make this Easy Banana Blueberry Loaf

This recipe came together so easily! I’ll be making it again, that’s for sure! Here’s how I made it:

Make topping: 

Combine all three ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. 

Make the loaf:

Prep a loaf pan with non-stick spray, then dust with flour. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Whisk together and set aside. 

In a small bowl, mash bananas and set aside. 

In a large bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer) cream butter.

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Add sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well.

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Add mashed bananas, mixing lightly.

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It’s time to add the dry ingredients (flour mixture) to the banana mixture. Don’t over mix. 

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Fold in blueberries. (If you lightly flour the berries they won’t sink to the bottom.)

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Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan. (If you like, you can add a piece of parchment paper to the bottom and two sides for easier lifting after the banana loaf bakes.)

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Sprinkle crumble topping onto the top of the batter.  

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Place in preheated 350 degree oven. 

Bake for one hour and fifteen minutes (75 minutes) or until golden brown and set in the middle. This is a lot of batter, so your pan will be fuller than usual, which is why you might need to bake it a little longer.

If your topping is getting too brown you can place a tented piece of aluminum foil over the pan for the final few minutes of the bake.

Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool. 

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After ten minutes, remove bread from pan. Continue to cool directly on the wire rack. 

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Slice and serve! 

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I like mine with fresh butter. Yum!

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Store banana bread in an airtight container or wrap tightly in plastic wrap. 

Store in refrigerator up to a week.

Bread can be frozen up to two months. 

What to Expect from this Banana Blueberry Loaf

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First of all. . .wow! I absolutely love the combination of blueberries and bananas. (Who knew?) 

This is a rich, moist bread with a wonderful topping. It’s a classic banana bread recipe. . .with a juicy blueberry twist!

I especially love the flavorful pop of the juicy blueberries. They’re perfectly paired with the other ingredients. (Yum!) 

This bread just cries out for a cup of coffee or hot tea. It’s a coffee cake in loaf form and perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack, after after-dinner dessert.

Overall, I’d say this one was a real hit. I’m so glad I thought to add the crunchy topping. It’s just the ticket!

Variations on this Recipe

Banana Blueberry Muffin: I feel sure this recipe would work beautifully for muffins.

Frozen blueberries: You can use frozen berries but be aware of one thing: They sometimes “lock up” your batter, making it hard to stir.

Mini loaf pan: You could easily bake this recipe in mini loaf pans. These would be so fun to bake for friends or neighbors.

Sour cream or greek yogurt: If you like, you can substitute one of the bananas with a quarter cup of sour cream. This will add tartness and texture to the cake.

Crumb topping with pecans or oats: For added texture, stir in half a cup of oats or pecans to the streusel before placing it on the loaf.

Fresh berries and whipped cream: To serve this as a dessert, add a few fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream.

Other Banana Favorites from Out of the Box Baking

This is an original recipe that I enjoyed baking. I’ve got lots of other banana-themed treats, as well! Here are some fan favorites:

Banana Bread with Mayonnaise: Yep, you read that right! This rich banana bread starts with a very special ingredient. . .mayonnaise!

Luscious Apple Banana Bread: If you’re in the mood for a really warm, rich bread, packed full of sweetness and fruity flavor, have you come to the right place! This amazing apple banana bread is truly the perfect treat!

Easy Banana Bread Maui: If you’re looking for a Hawaiian banana bread recipe that’s a cut above the rest, have I got a great one for you! Until today I’d never even heard of Maui Banana Bread. Now that I’ve tried it, I can’t wait to share the recipe!

That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this blueberry banana crumb cake recipe. You can use up those leftover bananas to make something delicious!


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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Banana Blueberry Loaf

Banana Blueberry Loaf

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

If you've looking for a terrific recipe to use up those over ripe bananas, I've got the perfect one for you! This banana loaf pairs blueberries and bananas and adds a simple streusel topping that's sure to please!

Ingredients

  • LOAF INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (if you use unsalted butter)
  • TOPPING INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Make topping: Combine all three ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. 
  2. Make the loaf: Prep a loaf pan with non-stick spray, then dust with flour. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mash bananas and set aside. 
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Whisk together and set aside. 
  5. In a large mixing bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer) cream butter. Add sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well.
  6. Add mashed bananas, mixing lightly.
  7. It’s time to add the dry ingredients. Don’t over mix. 
  8. Fold in blueberries. 
  9. Place batter into a prepared loaf pan. 
  10. Sprinkle crumble topping onto the top of the batter.  
  11. Place in preheated 350 degree oven. 
  12. Bake for one hour and fifteen minutes (75 minutes) or until golden brown and set in the middle. This is a lot of batter, so your pan will be fuller than usual, which is why you might need to bake it a little longer.
  13. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool. 
  14. After ten minutes, remove bread from pan. Continue to cool directly on the wire rack. 
  15. Slice and serve! 
  16. Store banana bread in an airtight container or wrap tightly in plastic wrap. 
  17. Store in refrigerator up to a week.
  18. Bread can be frozen up to two months. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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