Bird's Blueberry Banana Bread

Bird's Blueberry Banana Bread

I’m the type of person who loves blueberries in things, but I don’t just get them and eat them solo. I buy them to throw them into the crisper to wilt or I bag them into the freezer to collect frostbite. I would love them in a pie, but I never have enough to do so. Along came my friend Mara (thanks girl) with this awesome idea and recipe for such an instance: Blueberry Banana Bread. Man why haven’t I thought of this before?? So I must give her mega credit for this gem, I have altered it a little to reduce the sugar (I guess I’m trying that now or something lol) and to reduce fat (yeah that too). So here it is and it’s so moist and delicious and great the next day or two even! YOU NEED THIS! Xoxo, Bird

Blueberry Banana Bread

1 ¼ cup flour (regular or gluten free all purpose)

½ cup quick cook oats

½ cup Almond flour (or any nut meal or just nuts if you prefer)

1 ¾ tsp baking soda

¼ cup sugar

½ cup Maple syrup or Agave Nectar (or other sugar substitute)

¼ cup softened butter

¼ cup applesauce

1 egg

½ cup blueberries (which turned out great, but even more would be awesome)

2 mashed ripe bananas

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

A plate of blueberry banana breadI’m a fan of 1 bowl mixing, so I mixed with a wire whisk in 1 large bowl all the dry ingredients first, then make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients and pull out your hand mixer and go to town.

Pour into greased pan, I used a 9×9 in glass baking dish which decreased cooking time a little, but feel free to use a bread pan. Bake for approx 1 hour, checking for doneness with a toothpick.

Sidenote: using maple syrup/agave nectar can make the bread brown very easily so cover this with foil for a good part of the baking process.

Cool, cut, noms. The End.

~ Bird.

By | 2013-08-09T09:30:55+00:00 August 9th, 2013|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , |10 Comments

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  1. Bird August 17, 2013 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Michelle Gilliland September 25, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Hi! I found your recipe on fb. It links to a blog, but the address isn’t working. Is your blog still up and running?

    • Special Happens September 25, 2013 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      Hello Michelle,

      Bird is no longer at that URL. When she comes back into the blogosphere, we’ll be sure to announce it here. Thank you!

  3. Bird September 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    thanks Gina and Thank you Michelle for checking out the post, no my site is no longer up but I have several posts here on Special Happens to check out 🙂 Blessings!

  4. Brandy Ahmed September 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Hi Meredith!! I miss you on Facebook. I saw another Meredith Miers, and thought, no way! There a can only be one. 🙂 I hope all is well. I think of you from time to time. Email me whenever, let me know how you are.

  5. Robin July 14, 2014 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Thank you for your recipe. I’ll definitely try it out right away.

  6. Simon July 20, 2014 at 2:40 am - Reply

    I added this recipe to my birthday party last week. everyone seems to enjoy it. thanks a lot.

  7. Diane July 20, 2014 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Yummy! I love breads and cakes!

  8. Matt July 21, 2014 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Thank you Bird, your receipt is really good. I tried it and its taste’s delicious

  9. Bird July 22, 2014 at 8:12 am - Reply

    -Wonderful! So glad everyone is enjoying it 🙂 <3

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