Banana Blueberry Bread

We have a “tried and true” banana bread recipe.  This week, we decided to tweek it a little, replacing shortening with applesauce to make it healthier.  We also added blueberries, which made it a pretty color and very moist.  Give it a try!


1 3/4 cups flour

2/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup applesauce

1 cup mashed ripe bananas

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 cup walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a large loaf pan with cooking spray, or grease.

In a large bowl, mix flour….

2/3 cup sugar…

The rest of the dry ingredients, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Mix all together.

Mix in the applesauce

Peel the bananas and mash them in a small bowl.  You can add more banana if you want, it will make it even moister.

Add the bananas and the blueberries to the bread mixture.

Beat the 2 eggs in a small bowl and add to the batter,  mix all together.

Fold the walnuts in last.

Spread the batter evenly in the loaf pan.

Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 minutes to 1 hour.  It is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.