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Blueberry Banana Bread

almond flour blueberry banana bread on small plate next to banana slices and bluberries

This Blueberry Banana Bread recipe is a gluten-free take on the classic with speckles of sweet blueberries running throughout the batter. Ready in under 1 hour, and optionally sugar-free, it’s a delicious breakfast or snack that is freezer-friendly, too!

Ingredients

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  • 2.25 cups Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour 
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 small very spotty bananas, equal to 1 cup well mashed
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, for topping (optional)

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a 8×4 medium loaf pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Mix dry ingredients: In medium bowl add almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. Whisk wet ingredients: In large bowl whisk together mashed banana and sugar (if using). Then whisk in eggs, oil and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Combine: Pour dry ingredients into large bowl of wet ingredients, using spatula to stir. Then gently fold in blueberries.
  5. Bake: Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, topping with almond slices if you’d like. Bake banana bread for 20 minutes uncovered, then add foil for the last 25 minutes of baking to prevent the top from browning too quickly. My bread took roughly 45 minutes but check the middle for done-ness with toothpick after 40 minutes just to be sure. Your bread might take 50 minutes or more, depending on the oven.
  6. Cool & Serve: Allow bread to cool in pan for 15 minutes before lifting from the parchment paper to remove bread. Slice into 10 slices and ENJOY!

Notes

Adapted from my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

SUGAR: If using very very spotty bananas, you may find you don’t want to add granulated sugar. If you are serving this bread to those with a sweeter tooth, you will want to add the additional sugar.

FLOUR: This recipe was not tested with other flours. If you’re looking for a whole wheat recipe, try my Yogurt Banana Blueberry Muffins

EGGS: I would not make this recipe using a substitute unless you have experience substituting eggs for this kind of recipe. The eggs help to provide quite a bit of structure.

Keywords: blueberry banana bread, banana blueberry bread, banana blueberry loaf