Scrumptiously Healthy Banana Blueberry Bread Recipe


banana blueberry bread

Howdy Honey Crunchers, hope the fourth of july weekend was a blast for everyone filled with food, sun, and fun.  Banana’s are perhaps one of the most addicting fruits (in my perspective).  I love them, seriously can’t have them often enough.  Keeping that in mind, this weekend i had some spare time and thought my oven was way overdue for some delicious baking.

I happened to catch an episode of Giada de Laurentiis cooking show and she was making a blueberry banana bread that looked fantastic!  Only difference with some of the ingredients she was using the nutritionals were not as desirable as i wanted.  So I decided to put my own twist on her recipe and other than cooking it about 5 minutes past the time i should have (shhh) it turned out great.  Below is my version of Giada’s tasty blueberry banana bread.  Go on give it a whirl, you won’t be disappointed.

Honey Crunchers Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread

Ingredients:

2-2.5 ripe bananas

1 cup blueberries (non frozen works better)

1.5 cups of whole wheat flour

2 eggs (I used 1 egg and 1 egg white)

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cooking directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease (I used non stick cooking spray) a loaf pan

2. In one bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon

3. In a second bowl mix eggs, applesauce, vanilla extract, and sugar

4. Mash bananas and combine with blueberries

5. Blend all ingredients together and spread evenly into loaf pan

6.  Pop in over and cook approx 1 hour (monitor with toothpick after 45 minutes)

Let cool for 30-45 minutes, cut yourself a nice big piece, kick your heels up and enjoy your healthy blueberry banana bread!  Want to see her full recipe so you can see which ingredients were swapped here it is:  Giada’s Banana Bread Recipe

Written by Kimberly Evans

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