A light, airy, and oh so tasty blueberry banana bread. Banana bread is usually a heavier, moist, bread, but this one achieves the airiness you don’t expect with all the flavor you do.
Don’t you just kind of hate coming back from vacation? When I was dropping my kindergartener off at school today I ran into another mom I know, and we got to talking. We both commented upon the fact that we thought life would get less hectic and a little easier once the kids are back in school, but so far that has not been the case.
At our house it has been due to the after-vacation messes! You know, the piles of laundry, million errands, mail to respond to, email to respond to, bills to pay, groceries to buy, type errands.
Anyway, I am writing this post looking at a sink that is very full of dirty dishes, and realizing that I am not going to get that, or the laundry today. So, guess my kids can turn their underwear inside out, right? Just joking…sorta!
One thing that can help make life a little easier after vacation for me anyway is having a grab-and go type option for breakfast. This is why I love this bread. I made a loaf and stuck it in the fridge, and when I need a fast breakfast, I just grab a slice and a container of Greek Yogurt and I am done! Eazy Peazy! Plus it has blueberries so I can feel great about it despite the sugar. Haha! And, since I forgot to take the bananas with us on said vacation they were brown and needed to be used. So it was the perfect win-win for me! Now if only I could have made the bread without adding to the pile of dishes…sigh!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tbs vegetable oil
- 2 1/2 large bananas ripe and mashed
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup blueberries more if desired
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease and flour a bread pan ( 9 x 5 inch loaf pan)
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt
- In separate bowl whisk together sugar, oil, bananas, eggs, and vanilla
- Stir the two bowls of ingredients together until just combined.
- Fold in blueberries
- Bake for 55 mins, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Let cool 10 minutes in pan, and completely on rack before slicing.
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