BANANA BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE BREAD
What if I told you that you could bake a wonderful quick bread out of your morning smoothie? Would that stun you? Don’t be…read on!
My hands itched to bake some bread today. I just had to bake. As I scrambled through my kitchen for ingredients, some ageing apples, overripe bananas and yoghurt stared and screamed back at me to put them to good use. I got down to make myself a quick smoothie instead. I am not really a big fan of banana-based smoothies and try to add more flavour with additional fruits. Blueberries were all that I had. Just as I was to blitz in those blue pearls in, I stopped and wondered if this could turn into the base of baking the bread I initially planned. That’s when I knew instantly that it would be sort of banana bread in the making. Of course, it has to be a healthy bread with the healthiest of ingredients.
Naming this was another dilemma. I could just settle in for the conventional banana blueberry bread. However, when you look at the list of ingredients and you know exactly why this is more than just a banana bread. Here is what I thought of initially before settling in for the title name:
Banana & blueberry bread
Banana and blueberry yoghurt loaf
Honey banana blueberry bread
Honey Banana & applesauce bread with blueberries
None of it really wowed me and if I had to list all the ingredients in the name that would be one long title. That’s when it struck – it’s all those ingredients one would use in a smoothie – made into bread. And that’s how my Smoothie Bread was born. How fantastic is that, isn’t it? Which also means it is so so simple and requires minimal prep. The oven does the magic for you. It is one of my favourites now its healthy with no added sugar. Remember it is a bread and not cake.
It is so moist with just the right amount of blueberries & tender due to the addition of greek yoghurt. This loaf is delicious and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee!
You are also welcome to try Eggless Peanut Butter Banana Bread or Avocado Banana Bread
3 ripe bananas
1 apple, peeled and cored
1 cup blueberries
½ cup plain Greek yoghurt
⅓ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla or rum extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 ½ cups wheat flour
- Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
- In a blender add the ripe bananas, apple, eggs, yoghurt, honey, vanilla or rum extract. Blitz them together until you have a smoothie like consistency.
- In another mixing bowl add flour, baking soda and mix evenly together.
- Add blueberries and gently fold into mixture.
- Pour the smoothie over the dry ingredients and fold gently until there are no streaks of flour left.
- Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for approx 50 mins, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let it cool for 15 minutes before serving.
- Enjoy topped with butter and marmalade if desired!
Hope you enjoy this as much I enjoyed creating this.
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32 thoughts on “BANANA BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE BREAD”
Wow! Very creative – this sounds really wonderful, Trupti! Thanks for sharing and for co-hosting this week’s FF!
You are most welcome dear 🙂 and glad you like the unique bread.
This sounds wonderful Trupti, and such a lovely idea 🙂
Glad you like it Lynne 😊😘
Looks great..lovely idea of including lots of fruits in one
Thanks so much dear 🙂 I love using up fruits this way
Trupti this sounds like something I thought only I did… smoothie to bread (although mine is mostly to cake)! Love the flavours too and I’m definitely going to have a play at veganising this! Thanks so much too for co-hosting with me this weekend, so many yummy things to try! 🙂
Ahhhaa 🙂 great minds think alike! Thanks so much and pleasure co-hosting FF with you dear. I agree sooo many wonderful recipes this week
The bread looks beautiful, great idea of including bue berry and banana in bread
Thank you so much Swati 😊
delicious bake with so many fruits and the best part is that you used whole wheat flour.. beautiful clicks:)
Yes absolutely making healthy bakes has become so important to me. Glad you like it.: 😊😊
This is looking so delicious…awesome share !!
Thank you Anshu 😊
I love making banana bread but I have never added blueberries to it. Looks so delicious. I’m saving this recipe 🙂
Glad you like it dear 😘 make it soon !
Love the addition of blueberries in banana bread… It’s looks so mist and delicious.. my kids will definitely live it!
Thanks Soniya 🙂 ya the yogurt and fruits help it to keep it moist. Im sure your kids will love it
Great idea to use smoothie in making bread, now I know if I have any leftover smoothie, where to use 🙂 BTW bread looks tempting.
😛 Glad you liked the idea.. I believe in minimum food wastage.
Looks really pretty baked bread! I will try with vegan version:) Baking is so fun!
I agree Uma! Baking is so much fun 🙂
I will always admire people who just throw ingredients together as they go and then miraculously it all comes together and tastes even better! So kudos to you!
Thankyou so much jenny! I really enjoy baking and using up ingredients this way to make something unique
This smoothie is elixir of life. You will feeling better than before, more energy and better form in exercises.
Smoothie in a bread, sounds interesting !!!
😉😊😊 isn’t it 🙂
Wow, Trupti! I would have never thought of baking my smoothie into a bread. You’re so creative! You should go on Chopped, the food network show. You would win! Thanks for cohosting! How’s the move going?
Hey Angie, that’s very nice of you to say and glad you loved the idea. Ideas like these just strike sometimes. I might just freeze on a show like that with so much pressure to perform. 😛 I thouroughly enjoyed co-hosting with you and Laurena. Moving happens on coming Friday 😀 gave me a bit more time to pack – but thats never done anyway right.