Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread
Soft, fluffy and plenty moist, this healthy blueberry banana bread is PERFECT for spring and summer baking. Made with whole wheat flour, maple syrup and cinnamon, it’s topped with a delicious oat crumble. Dairy free and vegetarian.
This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.
It’s Easter baking time! Well, I should say, it’s time to get prepared for Easter baking.
But. I know for SURE that this healthy blueberry banana bread will most definitely be making an appearance on my holiday menu.
And let me tell you. I am very serious about my Easter menu. And by serious, what I really mean is that I may go a tad bit overboard.
But anyway. Let’s get back to today’s baked goodie.
Lightly sweet banana bread with a little something special. In the form of juicy blueberries and an easy oat crumble. So so good.
Now, the recipe itself is pretty simple. You just need a few bowls, a whisk and your loaf pan. Nothing fancy required.
We’ll whisk together the dry ingredients, then the wet ingredients, before mixing them together into a batter and topping with the oat crumble. Done and done.
About This Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread
Now, this banana bread is naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and of course, the banana and blueberries.
We also have some whole wheat flour, to give it a little boost of whole grains.
And then of course there’s the all-purpose flour. I keep my pantry stocked at all times with Bob’s Red Mill organic unbleached all-purpose white flour – it is freshly milled from organic hard red wheat and is not enriched with any additives. Which is really important to me.
It’s incredibly versatile and helps to produce light and airy baked goods. Like in today’s recipe! It helps keep the banana bread from getting too dense and heavy.
Now, once the bread emerges all golden brown and warm from the oven, we can dig in.
I’d especially encourage you to serve with a steaming mug of coffee or tea. Perfect for the holiday (orrrrr just as an afternoon snack).
Additional Quick Bread Recipes You Might Enjoy:
- Healthy Spiced Sweet Potato Bread
- Orange Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread
- Olive Oil Banana Bread
- Healthy Maple Gingerbread Loaf
- Pumpkin Olive Oil Bread
Did you make this recipe? Rate and review it down below! I’d love to hear from you.
Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread
Soft, fluffy and plenty moist, this blueberry banana bread is PERFECT for spring and summer baking. Made with whole wheat flour, maple syrup and cinnamon, it’s topped with a delicious oat crumble. Dairy free and vegetarian.
For the topping:
- ¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¼ cup raw walnuts, finely chopped
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- pinch of fine sea salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons grapeseed oil (or another neutral oil)
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
For the bread:
- 1 ¼ cups Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 cup well mashed banana (from about 3 very ripe bananas)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup grapeseed oil (or another neutral oil)
- ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 ¼ cups fresh blueberries tossed with 1 teaspoon flour
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
For the topping:
- Add the flour, oats, walnuts, cinnamon and salt to a small bowl and toss to combine. Pour in the oil and maple syrup and mix until evenly moistened. Set aside.
For the bread:
- In a large bowl, whisk together both kinds of flour, the cinnamon, baking soda and sea salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the banana, eggs, vanilla, oil, milk and maple syrup until well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Gently fold in the blueberries, then transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Spread evenly with a spatula. Use your fingers to crumble the topping over the top.
- Bake for about 60 to 70 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. If the top of the loaf starts getting too brown during baking, tent loosely with aluminum foil.
- Let cool for at least 15 to 20 minutes before slicing! The bread keeps for about 2 to 3 days at room temperature (I like to wrap loosely with aluminum foil).
It’s important to stick with a 9x5 inch loaf pan here! It doesn’t bake up quite right with a smaller sized pan.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 6g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.
Gah this banana bread looks amazing! Always a sucker for a yummy banana bread. I’m just putting together my Easter menu 🙂 And I think I might need to make this recipe ASAP!!
Do it!! haha Happy almost weekend Nicole!
Yum! I make blueberry muffins all the time but I never think to make blueberry bread. Going to have to try this!
This banana bread looks sensational with that nutty oaty topping.
I’ll definitely take a slice of this please I love a good banana bread and blueberries are always a winner and I also love me an oaty crumb topping 🙂
Oh gosh me too! I can never turn down an oat topping!! Thanks Emma!
I love banana bread. The addition of blueberries is just perfect! I love how this looks….scrumptious!
That story about what your mom did for you on easter is so cute! Exactly why I love holidays. And last time my mom and I were together, she made me an easter basket too… I don’t think you ever get too old for it! Also this banana bread! The blueberries! The oat crumble! OMG, I want it in my face.
Never too old! Thanks Meghan!
Aww Easter sounds fun around your place! Our kiddo is old enough this year to understand the whole Easter egg thing, so I guess we’re going to do that. This bread looks delicious, and sneakily healthy 🙂
I’ve been Easter baking/prepping too, it’s crazy how fast it’s coming up, right?
This bread looks awesome, it reminds me of a muffin with the topping, but even better because it’s in bread form. YUM!
I love the idea of adding blueberries to banana bread!
I am obsessed with the blueberry banana combo right now! No joke, I totally have some blueberry banana muffins going up on the blog soon. And dare I say they are goooooood. I love that this bread has a crumble though. Definitely worthy of an Easter brunch!
I wish I had a thick slice to go with my coffee right now! Happy Friday!
Awwwh, your mum is so cute!
I am loving all the banana bread recipes that I am seeing around at the moment, but you have just taken it to another level by putting blueberries in it. I love it!
She is! 🙂 Thanks Dannii!
How cool and fun is your mom!! My mom would go all out too, but not as cool as your mom. It just makes the holidays that much more fun and enjoyable! This banana bread looks and sounds incredible! I could eat it all day! 🙂
This looks like such a delicious and spring worthy banana bread! I love Bob’s Red Mill. I (of course) made banana bread too and I love using their flours in everything! I have a shelf in my fridge dedicated to them!
Thanks Jessica! Oh gosh me too – and in my pantry!!
Your Mom is so sweet, Ashely. This blueberry banana bread looks absolutely delicious! Love the combo of blueberry + banana. I bet that crunchy oat crumble topping must have added a nice texture and deliciousness.
Wow, your mom really outdid herself at Easter — that sounds so fun! And I love blueberry-banana bread, and you’ve gone and added a crumble, which always makes me head over heels! I love that photo of the sliced bread in the oblong dish — so pretty!
She always did – I think it was the kindergarten teacher in her!! And thank you!
We both had banana bread on the brain this week! I love using blueberries in banana bread and I bet that oat crumble really takes it over the top.
Also, can I just say how awesome it is that your mom did that for you growing up? It sounds like she really went through the extra effort to make it special for you. And how cute that Emma got to hunt for eggs too! I love that idea. 🙂
haha she went crazy – it was too funny to watch!
How sweet your mom made Easter so special for you! Awww…I just love it. : ) And glad you have inherited the Easter enthusiasm! I hope you keep having fun baking. It’s always nice to see your delicious, healthy bakes. I would gladly have this with my morning coffee.
Aww, your mom sounds like she made Easter fabulous for you guys! And I love that she included Emma recently too!!! So cute! LOVING this bread, girlfriend! Blueberry PLUS banana?! Sign me up! No way am I waiting a couple weeks for Easter to make this! Totally need this in my belly stat! Pinned! Cheers, girlfriend!
This blueberry banana bread looks amazing! Love that burst of blueberry flavor and that crunchy oat crumble- a streusel-y topping makes ANY baked good that much better 🙂
Aaw your mom is the sweetest! I love that she did that every year and again when you and your sister went home to visit 🙂 This blueberry banana bread looks incredible! Love the crumble topping!
The crumble on top of this bread is unreal! It looks so good! Love it. I have not even REGISTERED that Easter is only in a few weeks. That is crazy!!
Oh how I LOVE that combination of banana and blueberries!! I’m definitely adding this to my Easter list (and maybe even my “this weekend” list!) Beautiful photos!
Thanks so much Liz!
I adore this gorgeous blueberry banana bread! Especially with that oat crumble topping – yum 😀 your Easter sounds like SO much fun! I love that your mom did that fun scavenger hunt. I totally get why you love Easter – I would too!
It was always such a blast! Thanks Rachel!
Your mom had the cutest Easter plans for you as a kid!! I always loved Easter as a kid because my mom would do similar things…I remember one year I woke up to a table filled with new books and this nerd kiddo was overjoyed. It’s definitely creeping up on me fast this year too, though fortunately I’ll spend it indulging in goodies baked by others 😉 Love how moist this bread looks!
She definitely did! 🙂 Moms are the best! Thanks Katy!
Blueberries are one of my fave add ins for banana bread, and I love that oaty topping!
What a fun Easter tradition with your mom! And this blueberry banana bread looks insanely delicious – I wish I had a slice right now!
that crumble topping is fabulous!
That crumble topping looks too good to resist! I love Easter baking and always bake a loaf of banana bread for Easter and definitely need to try this soon.
I think the crumb topping may be my favorite part 😉
An oat crumble is always a good idea! This combo of blueberries and banana sound delicious 🙂
Agreed!! Thanks Katrina!
This is sooo going on my Easter table this year! I’m stuck in an airport right now and this looks so tempting!
Oh my GOSH, can I even explain how badly I want this banana bread in my life?? That glorious oat crumble is completely droolworthy! I’ll take the entire loaf off your hands. 😉
I can’t believe Easter is almost here, either! Where as the time gone? This bread looks gorgeous, Ashley! I love the mashup of flavors. And that crumbly topping is just perfect! I would love to have a slice (or three) of this for breakfast!
haha I may have done that…