Blueberry Banana Bread is a moist and delicious banana bread with added flavor and juiciness from fresh blueberries. This quick bread will quickly be enjoyed, for sure! It is a delightful twist on traditional Banana Bread that you will want to try!

Loaf of Blueberry Banana Bread baked and on a white counter with blueberries and bananas on the sides from overhead.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Bananas: Making banana bread is the best and most flavorful way to use up leftover bananas. You will need about 4 large ripe bananas to mash for a total of about 2 cups of mashed bananas. Overripe bananas will provide more sweetness and flavor.

Baking Soda: Making sure you use the right amount of baking soda is really important when you’re baking quick bread. In this recipe, the baking soda works with the sour cream to make the bread rise. Before you use it in the recipe, make sure the baking soda is still good (not expired). That way, your bread will turn out just right!

Sour Cream: Sour cream adds moisture and tanginess to banana bread. In addition, it also reacts with baking soda, giving the bread a super high rise and fluffiness. Be sure it is at room temperature before adding it to the batter.

Blueberries: Fresh blueberries are best. But, if using frozen berries, simply add them to the batter while frozen, no need to thaw.

Raw Blueberry Banana Bread bread batter in a pan before baking.

Can I Make Blueberry Banana Muffins?

Yes, you could use this recipe to make muffins. Instead of pouring the batter into a loaf pan, pour it into lined muffin cups. I was able to make 14 muffins. Bake for about 22-24 minutes, watching them carefully. They are done baking when a toothpick is inserted into the muffins and comes out with a few crumbs, but no wet batter.

How To Store Blueberry Banana Bread

To store blueberry banana bread, first, let it cool completely. Then, store the bread at room temperature for up to 2-3 days, preferably in a storage container. If you need to store the bread for longer than a couple of days, you can refrigerate it for up to a week. However, storing it in the refrigerator may dry out the bread faster. To keep the bread from drying out, wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place it in an airtight container.

Loaf of Blueberry Banana Bread with a few pieces cut off and laying flat on a white table from overhead.

Freezing Blueberry Banana Bread

Banana bread freezes well (so make an extra loaf next time)! To freeze the bread, first, let it cool completely. Next, wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to enjoy, let it thaw on the counter at room temperature.

Loaf of Blueberry Banana Bread on a white counter cut in half showing inside.
5 from 1 vote

Blueberry Banana Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Blueberry Banana Bread is a moist and delicious banana bread with added flavor and juiciness from fresh blueberries. This quick bread will quickly be enjoyed, for sure! It is definitely a delightful twist on traditional Banana Bread that you will want to try!


  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • ¼ cup (57.5 g) sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups (222 g) fresh blueberries, divided


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, including up the sides, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in sour cream, eggs, melted butter, oil, and vanilla.
  • To the banana mixture, add the flour mixture. Mix until well combined.
  • Fold in 1 cup of blueberries.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Top with the remaining ½ cup of blueberries. Bake for 75-78 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs but no wet batter.
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes before lifting it out to cool completely. Slice and serve.

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:


I loved the addition of blueberries to this banana bread! Each bite is filled with so much flavor. The blueberries and the banana complement each other so well!


I loved the combination of blueberries with banana bread. I wasn't sure what I would think (I love banana bread on its own), but I was pleasantly surprised! This is a keeper of a recipe!


Blueberry banana bread is a wonderful combination. The banana bread on its own is so moist and flavorful, but the fresh bursts of blueberries put it on another level!


Such a delicious and moist banana bread. The blueberries add another level of sweetness.


These flavors go together so well! The bread is moist and tender, the blueberries add some nice texture, and the banana flavor really shines!


Very moist and flavorful bread. I loved the contrast of the tart berries with the sweet bananas!

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Reader Comments

  1. This banana bread is so moist and flavorful. The blueberries add a splash of zest. Truly the best banana bread I have ever had!
    Thank you.

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