Blueberry Banana Bread


One Saturday morning I had three super ripe bananas hanging out on my counter. I had bought them in a big bunch from the farmers market and had intended on using them in smoothies throughout the previous week but I just didn't make enough smoothies. I didn't want to throw away the bananas, but what to do with them? It was one of those days where I just didn't feel like leaving the house either. So whatever I was going to make had to currently reside in my pantry, fridge or freezer.

Banana nut bread was my first thought but I quickly realized we didn't have any nuts left in the house. A quick peek into the freezer reminded me that we had frozen blueberries. So blueberry banana bread it would be.

Blueberry Banana Bread
Source: A Cookaholic Wife creation
Yield: 1 loaf, 16 slices
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    • 3 ripe bananas
    • 2 cups all purpose flour
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tbs. vanilla yogurt
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 2/3 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1. Preheat the oven to 375. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a potato masher or fork. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and sugar.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Add the applesauce, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Then add in the flour mixture until combined.
5. Fold in the bananas and then the blueberries. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes. Slice and serve.

Yum! This bread was delicious! And the best part, its only around 200 calories a slice!


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