Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

Trying to figure out what to do with all those ripe bananas? Food Nation Radio Network found out it IS possible to make this  blueberry banana bread recipe without butter or oil and it comes out moist and delicious. It also happens to be blueberry season!  I had a couple of ripe bananas and some blueberries sitting around, so I threw this together and crossed my fingers. It’s a keeper.

 

Ingredients (organic, if possible) Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

1 pat of butter
2 large ripe bananas
1/2 cup low fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup applesauce
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp allspice
1 cup fresh blueberries tossed in 1/2 TB flour
Method
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 14 loaf pan with a pat of butter. In a medium bowl, mash bananas. Add yogurt, applesauce, beaten egg and vanilla. In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and allspice. Whisk the dry ingredients to combine. Stir wet ingredients with a fork until well combined. Add the wet ingredients to the large bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon, scraping the bottom of the bowl and sides. Try to do this without stirring too long or gluten will develop making your bread tough. Fold in blueberries. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out nearly clean. (Mine took 52 minutes.) Allow to cool for ten minutes, run a knife around the edge of the bread and invert onto a rack. Enjoy.

About Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and on stations around the country.

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