Blueberry Banana Bread {Lightened up Version}

We have two huge blueberry bushes in our yard.  We have an abundance of berries every year, especially this time of year, and we are usually trying to use up the ones I froze last season before the new year’s harvest comes. We actually went through all 7 gallons I froze last summer, so we had to buy some fresh berries for this Blueberry Banana Bread recipe! But, when you have overripe bananas and a want for berries, you make things happen.  Blueberries and bananas are one of my favorite pairings for breads and muffins. The recipes we find tend to be super high in sugars, though!

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Blueberry Banana Bread

Yield:

1 loaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 bananas, preferably overripe
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350® F.

Coat a large loaf pan, or 3 small loaf pans, well with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the SPLENDA® Sweetener, oil and vanilla.

Mix in eggs, one at a time.

Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.

Add dry mixture a little bit at a time to wet ingredients, until it is all incorporated.

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Drop bananas into mixing bowl and beat at medium speed to combine well into batter.

Gently fold blueberries into the batter with a spatula.

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Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan(s).

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Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes for a large loaf pan; 30-35 for smaller pans, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before slicing, then enjoy with a cup of coffee!

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Be sure to check out our other lightened up recipes like our Poppy Seed Vinaigrette and Cilantro Lime Marinade after you enjoy our blueberry banana bread!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 bananas, preferably overripe
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350® F.
  2. Coat a large loaf pan, or 3 small loaf pans, well with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the SPLENDA® Sweetener, oil and vanilla.
  4. Mix in eggs, one at a time.
  5. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
  6. Add dry mixture a little bit at a time to wet ingredients, until it is all incorporated.
  7. Drop bananas into mixing bowl and beat at medium speed to combine well into batter.
  8. Gently fold blueberries into the batter with a spatula.
  9. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan(s).
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes for a large loaf pan; 30-35 for smaller pans, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool for 10 minutes before slicing, then enjoy with a cup of coffee!
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11 comments… add one
  • I have some blueberries that I need to use up! This looks like a delicious slice of bread for breakfast!
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  • Oh my gosh, that sounds absolutely amazing! I love banana bread; I'm not sure why it never crossed my mind to put blueberries in there!
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  • We love Banana Bread, but I never thought of adding blueberries to it! Sounds like an amazing recipe!
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  • This looks delicious and much lighter than my regular version. I'm definitely trying yours soon.
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  • I love blueberries and wish I had a few bushes in my yard! I think making a Splenda swap in this recipe is brilliant!
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  • This sounds so good. I love banana bread, but I've never had it with blueberries. I'm going to try this out the next time I make banana bread.
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  • I love blueberries and banana bread, but I have never tried the combination of the two. I'll have to try this recipe sometime!
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  • I am always looking for new banana bread recipes. I will have to give this recipe a try this weekend.
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  • Mmm, I never thought to add blueberries to a favorite bread. This would take it over the top. I often use splenda to bake too. :)
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  • That looks so good and I love how you used Splenda to lighten it up. What a great breakfast idea!
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  • This sounds really good, I have never thought to add blueberries to my banana bread. That is a fantastic idea, I need to make this now!
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