Good morning!? – Lovely Bread Recipe made with Banana and Blueberry.
Whoa, it feels like AGES since I last posted a recipe, I have been away for nearly 2 weeks without a computer or wifi < talk about a digital detox! If you follow my Instagram, you would know that I was in Belfast and Dublin then at Largiemore in rural Scotland. Anyway, living almost 2 weeks without baking has given me withdrawal symptoms so as soon as I got home, I ran into the kitchen and whipped up this bread.
Turns out there were lots of bananas in the freezer so it was so easy to prep and make this bread as I had bananas ripe and ready to go.
I absolutely adore bananas in any way, shape or form and this includes banana bread. However, I am extremely picky about banana bread, it has to taste like bananas (I have had many bad experiences of flavorless bread), be airy yet dense (not like cement – another bad experience) and be moist and tender (yes, dry banana breads do exist, and lots of them!).
I have a master recipe which is the base for this, this and this banana bread which I love to tweak and adapt to provide a delicious, moist and flavourful bread. It is a complete no-fail recipe, it works every time with great results. This time around, I added fresh seasonal blueberries and a buttery walnut streusel topping to add extra fun and flavor to the bread, keeping it exciting and tasty.
Who says banana bread is boring?!
I love adding new flavors to banana bread. The classic no-frills “bb” is amazing with its sweet banana flavor and tender crumb but I like to turn up the volume and add different ingredients to add more flavor and a contrast of textures. Adding the blueberries to the bread gives it a glorious flavor of the berries as well as little nuggets of sweet juice studded throughout the bread. Simply adding one extra and easy ingredients can change the recipe so much! However, since the berries give off moisture, we have to add a little extra flour to soak it up. Only 20g but it makes a huge difference.
Next is the streusel topping that adds that extra “pizzazz” to the banana bread. Walnuts, butter, sugar, and flour make up this super easy and quick topping which you could add to any cake or muffin to give it a crumbly and tasty new texture. Simply put the 4 ingredients into a bowl and crumble and mix together with your fingers to create a chunky streusel topping. When the streusel bakes, the butter slightly melts into the bread and the sugar crisps up, give a wonderful taste sensation!
This banana bread is definitely my new favorite way to enjoy bb; the sweet bread with the juicy blueberries and the crumbly streusel is heavenly. It is delicious served warm or at room temperature with a cup of tea or iced tea if it is warm where you live (still not broken 20ºc yet…).
If you make my Banana Blueberry Streusel Bread Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
For the streusel 30g butter, cubed and cold For the bread 60g butter, at room temperature Keep the bread in an air-tight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
How do you make Banana Blueberry Streusel Bread
30g demerara sugar
30g plain flour
30g walnuts, roughly chopped
75g golden caster sugar
50g soft light brown sugar
1 egg, free-range and/or organic
250g very ripe banana (they should be very spotty or completely black!)
150g plain flour
1/2 tbsp. baking powder
125g fresh blueberries
Try out our Banana Blueberry Streusel Bread recipe and post your results below in the comments…
For the streusel
30g butter, cubed and cold
For the bread
60g butter, at room temperature
Keep the bread in an air-tight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.