Banana Blueberry Bread and a Haiku for You


I wrote an incredible haiku for today’s post:

Black and way past due
Bananas are old again
Time to make some bread

This took longer than I’m willing to admit. I never said I was a poet. This week I encountered a banana problem – a million nearly dead blackened bananas on my counter – a situation I couldn’t ignore. The obvious choice is banana bread, but I wasn’t in the mood for chocolate chips or plain jane variety.

Blueberries? Bananas? Bread? Consider my banana situation solved, my stomach full, and my taste buds delighted.


Banana Blueberry Bread
Source: Giada De Laurentiis
Printable Recipe

2C AP flour
1tsp baking soda
1/2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3C sugar
1/3C agave
1/4C vegetable oil
1/4C greek yogurt (low fat works well)
2 eggs, beaten
2tsp vanilla extract
2 very ripe bananas, mashed (~3/4C)
1C blueberries*

Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a 9X5 loaf pan.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
In a different bowl, beat sugar, agave, oil, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in bananas.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients stirring until just combined. Fold in blueberries. Do not over stir!
Pour mixture into loaf pan.
Bake at 350 for about 1hr, until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove and cool in pan for 15-20 minutes. Remove from loaf pan and cool completely.

*recipe calls for fresh blueberries, but I used frozen sprinkled with a heaping tablespoon of flour. It worked fine, but did turn my bread color a bit purple.


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