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Blueberry Muffin Banana Bread

Blueberry muffin banana bread is a cross between a blueberry muffin and the best banana bread you’ve ever had! This blueberry banana loaf can be made gluten and dairy free and is absolutely the best of both worlds between banana bread and a blueberry muffin!

I’m so excited to share this quick bread recipe that’s definitely not your average banana bread! Packed with fresh blueberries in every bite and a blueberry muffin top, this blueberry muffin banana bread will be your new favorite loaf that’s perfect to snack on in the summer.

As a recipe blogger and dietitian, I always try to push myself to elevate recipes both from a flavor perspective and from a nutritional standpoint. I want to share recipes that make healthy eating feel exciting, and that add more nutrition to your life in a fun way. To me, this blueberry banana bread checks both boxes and I can’t wait for you to make it!

I especially love this banana bread variation because it’s like the best of both words — a blueberry muffin and banana bread all packed into one delicious slice! The top gets a little hard like you’d expect on a bakery-style blueberry muffin, which is my favorite part.

This time of year I truly can’t get enough blueberries. They’re easy to eat in a bunch of different ways and nutritious to boot. A handful or a cup of blueberries is a good source of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. To add even more nutrition to this recipe

If you make it be sure to tag me on Instagram – I’d love to see!

Tips for Baking With Blueberries

To ensure your blueberries won’t sink to the bottom of your baked goods, toss fresh or frozen blueberries with an additional 1 tablespoon of flour before folding into the batter. In this case, I tossed it with the oat flour used in this recipe.

Another tip anytime you’re baking a quick bread is to make sure you don’t spray up the sides of the pan with cooking spray, just the bottom. Spraying up the sides might add too much moisture that could cause the bread to cave in.

Ingredients for Blueberry Muffin Banana Bread

  • oat flour — not all oat flour is gluten free, so if you’re looking for this recipe to be gluten free check the label on your oat flour or make your own using old-fashioned oats.
  • blanched almond flour
  • super ripe bananas
  • fresh or frozen blueberries
  • eggs
  • light brown or coconut sugar
  • coconut oil
  • butter — this is used for the crumb topping on top of the loaf. Use vegan butter for a dairy free loaf.
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • baking powder

Equipment / Utensils

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Blueberry Muffin Banana Bread

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Blueberry muffin banana bread is the best of both worlds if you like blueberry muffins and banana bread. Extra moist and fluffy with a blueberry crumb topping, I know you'll love it!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 bananas medium-large
  • 2 eggs large
  • 3/4 cup light brown or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Blueberry Muffin Crumble Topping

  • 2 tbsp oat flour
  • 2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl mash the bananas. Add eggs, brown sugar, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk oat flour, almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet and gently stir together with a wooden spoon until partially mixed together.
  • In a small bowl, toss blueberries with 1 tbsp. oat flour to coat.
  • Fold the blueberries into the batter and gently stir. It's ok if a couple streaks of flour remain.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan so that's in smooth and relatively even.
  • Stir together the ingredients for the crumb topping and sprinkle it over the loaf before putting it into the oven.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs. Let cool, slice and enjoy!

More Blueberry & Banana Recipes You’re Sure to Love

Pumpkin Bread

Gluten- Free Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

(gluten free, grain free & low in sugar)

This delicious pumpkin zucchini bread is grain free, low in sugar and packed with nutrition! It’s easy to make and tastes delicious!

Pumpkin and zucchini come together to make the perfect loaf! This bread recipe is easy to make, grain free, and packs extra vitamins, minerals and fiber from the pumpkin puree and zucchini!

Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and chocolate chips, this bread is the perfect weekend baking treat! I like to make it in early August when I’m starting to crave all things pumpkin and zucchini is in season and everywhere!

Zucchini is almost as versatile as pumpkin puree can be and both are a great source of vitamin C and fiber! They give this bread an unbelievable texture for a gluten and grain free baked good!

Pumpkin Nutrition

Pumpkin puree is a hidden gem of nutrition. It’s so affordable and I swear by having a can (or 5!) in my pantry at all time!

1 cup of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!) contains:

Calories: 49
Fat:
 0.2 grams

Protein: 2 grams

Carbs: 12 grams

Fiber: 3 grams

Vitamin A: 245% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)

Vitamin C: 19% of the RDI

Potassium: 16% of the RDI

Copper: 11% of the RDI

Manganese: 11% of the RDI

Vitamin B2: 11% of the RDI

Vitamin E: 10% of the RDI

Iron: 8% of the RDI

Pumpkin puree also contains small amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, folate and several B vitamins.

Ingredients needed for this bread recipe

Zucchini is in season in the summer months and is one of my favorite vegetables along with pumpkin (although both are technically a fruit because their plants have flowers!).

More Pumpkin & Zucchini Recipes

If you like this pumpkin bread recipe then I am sure you will love:

Fan of zucchini? Be sure to check out these recipes:

amazing pumpkin zucchini bread

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
This bread is like a little slice of heaven. Extra moist, low in sugar and packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber from pumpkin puree and zucchini! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 1 loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups almond flour does not have to be blanched
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini with excess moisture squeezed off using paper towel
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg lightly whisked
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips I absolutely love these from this brand!
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Instructions
 

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9X5 loaf pan with coconut oil or cooking spray. 
  • 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  • 3. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, maple syrup, pumpkin puree & zucchini until combined.
  • 4. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients, mixing until there are no clumps.
  • 5. Pour pumpkin zucchini pumpkin mixture into a prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

This recipe analysis excludes chocolate chips.

XOXO

MAGGIE

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