Blueberry Banana Bread

banana bread

My favorite summer berry is blueberries. They are sweet and plump. Every time we go to the grocery store I get a few packs of them. Although we usually just eat fresh blueberries without anything for breakfast and snacks (our lab even stole a container of blueberries off the coffee table the other day), I occasionally like to bake with them.

Blueberry muffins are nice, but they take time, and I’m so lazy. So this morning I decided to make some blueberry bread. When I started I decided I’d toss in some of the over ripe bananas on the counter too.

blueberry banana loaf

Instead of using sugar in this recipe, I used a healthy shake recipe from ViSalus, their Vi-Shape nutritional shake mix. It has a beautiful sweet flavor that works well as a substitute for sugar. Plus it’s loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals – a perfect way to start your day.

sliced bread on cutting board

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Yield: Serves 6

Blueberry Banana Bread

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3 over ripe bananas
1 egg
1 cup ViSalus Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix Sweet Cream flavor (50 grams) (or 1 cup sugar)
1/2 cup milk
2 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups fresh blueberries


Heat oven to 350°. Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add egg and Vi-Shape Shake Mix and milk. Mix well to combine.

Add flour and cinnamon. Mix well to combine. Fold in blueberries and pour batter into a greased bread pan.

Bake bread for 50 - 60 minutes, or until deep golden brown and set.

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  29 Responses to “Blueberry Banana Bread”

  1. Paula - bell'alimennto — June 28, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    I could have used a slice of this with my cap this morning. Lurve.

  2. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 28, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    It’s bursting with blueberries!! Awesome!

  3. Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas — June 28, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    The edges look so crusty in the way that I love! I too love blueberries. I used to pick them all the time at the last house I lived in since there was a farm nearby! Oh how I miss it =)

  4. Tanya — June 28, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    This looks so good! It looks better than the strawberry banana bread recipe I found the other day.

  5. Shana Norris — June 28, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    I’ve never made banana bread with blueberries. This reminds me a bit of a blueberry muffin in loaf form with banana added in 🙂

  6. Kiran @ — June 29, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

    Yummers!! I love that it’s studded with fresh bluebs!

  7. Tara @ Unsophisticook — June 30, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    Oh, I could go for a thick slice of this slathered with butter right now!

  8. Shaina — June 30, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

    I always put chocolate in my banana bread, but I haven’t tried blueberries yet. Adding it to the list once we start picking here.

  9. Seriously one of the prettiest loaves of bread I’ve ever seen. I love it!

  10. Oh, how lovely. Banana bread is one of my favorite comfort foods, love the addition of blueberries!

  11. Laurie {SimplyScratch} — July 2, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Ohhh my gosh! Those oozey blueberries are calling my name! I love blueberries too, especially in my granola cereal… and now I need to go make this bread! LOVE!

  12. I have some bananas that are begging to be made into banana bread, I need to make this!

  13. Miriam — July 4, 2013 @ 4:07 am

    Yummy ! It looks so good

  14. this looks fabulous Angie!

  15. Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 8, 2013 @ 2:53 am

    This looks so wonderful, Angie! The big huge berries just BURSTING and so juicy, mmm, delish. Pinned!

  16. Carla — July 8, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    I substituted vanilla greek yogurt for the milk, and used sugar as I didn’t have any Visalus powder. We shall see how it turns out!!

  17. Marly — July 11, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    I want to wake up to this for breakfast!!!

  18. Laura — July 15, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    I’ve never heard of Vi-Shape nutritional shake mix. Thank you for introducing me! I’m always looking for great sugar substitutes and I’m excited to try it!

  19. Bengal Crazy — July 23, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    As a Vi salus shake drinker I guess I know the cost of a cup of shake mix, at $120 (with shipping) for 2 bags of shake mix, a cup basically represents a third of a bag or $20. That’s some expensive sugar substitute at that amount!

  20. Mykel — July 25, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    I have to eat gluten free, so I have to use a gluten free ap flour. How much baking soda and baking powder is required? And can you leave out the bananas? I’m very allergic to them.

  21. Denise E — July 25, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    Did you figure calorie count???

  22. Alejandra — September 2, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    Hi! there’s no need to put any oil/butter on this recipe?

  23. Anonymous — September 2, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

    this looks amazing….
    whats the nutritional count??
    calorie, fat, carb count??

  24. CindyC — September 2, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

    Looks amazing….
    Whats the Calorie, fat and carb count in this bread??

  25. Joanna — September 11, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    What is rising flour? And what is the calorie, fat count?

  26. Anonymous — November 15, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    dont always have self raising flour so use it salt 1 t soda instead.

  27. Anonymous — May 28, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    If I calculated all the ingredients correctly and you cut into 8 pieces, there would be 200 calories per slice.

  28. Becca — August 5, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

    I made this today and waiting to see how it turns out. I used fresh cherries and blueberries instead of bananas. I also added a little bit of oil since I wasn’t using bananas. we will soon see!

  29. Amanda F — April 21, 2020 @ 4:28 pm

    I tried the recipe, but I think the temp needs to be adjusted, because at 350 for 1 hr 20 mins, the center still wasnt completely done and the bread fell apart. Maybe next time I’ll try it at 375 and see if that works.

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