Blueberry-Buttermilk Banana Bread

Tender and delicious banana bread, bursting with fresh blueberries and buttermilk! 

Blueberries are in season, so I've been trying to find ways to use them in different recipes - smoothies, muffins, cobbler and various desserts. Oh how I love summer and all the fresh fruit and berries that come along with it. Banana Bread is one of my favorite treats, especially fresh out the oven, sliced with butter on top. 

Bananas also pair well with so many ingredients that you can take a basic banana bread recipe and come up with numerous flavor combinations. So....... what do you do when you find yourself with extra blueberries and over-ripe bananas? You bake Blueberry Buttermilk Banana Bread of course!

I used my favorite basic buttermilk banana bread recipe and came up with this delicious buttermilk banana bread bursting with fresh blueberries. This moist, tangy banana bread is perfect for breakfast or as a snack. If you're looking for a delicious sweet treat, I hope you'll give this recipe a try. 

Yield: 6-10
Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Blueberry Buttermilk Banana Bread

Blueberry Buttermilk Banana Bread

Tender and delicious banana bread, bursting with fresh blueberries and buttermilk!
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 55 MinTotal time: 1 H & 10 M


  • 1/3 - cup cane or granulated sugar
  • 1/2 - cup butter, softened
  • 2 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 over ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 - cup well shaken buttermilk
  • 2 cups all self-rising flour + 1 tablespoon, separated
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two small loaf pans or one large with non-stick baking spray, discard remaining flour.
  2. Add one tablespoon flour to a small bowl, add the blueberries and toss; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl or kitchen aid mixer using the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together.
  4. Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract and mashed bananas. Mix until blended. Add the flour and buttermilk alternately to the creamed mixture. Mix just until combined.
  5. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the blueberries,
  6. Pour batter into greased and floured loaf pan. Add additional blueberries on top and a sprinkle of sugar just before baking.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 - 60 minutes or until golden brown on top or using a tester comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven, cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a baking rack. Cool completely before slicing.


Self rising flour is best for this recipe. You can make your own using all purpose flour. If using all purpose add 1/4 - teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1 - teaspoon baking powder for every cup of flour to the recipe

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Blueberries are my kids favorite (other than strawberries) so I will definitely have to make this for them. We have a blueberry bush where we get enough blueberries to at least make a few pies. I will keep this recipe in mind for when those blueberries come in!
LisaLisa said…
OMG, I'm going to make this for sure. We love blueberries and I just brought a fresh batch from the market just the other day.
Anonymous said…
This banana bread looks and sounds so delicious. One of my favorite recipes as a kid was a banana nut bread and my aunt used to make it for me all the time. This recipe reminds me of my childhood favorite! Thanks for thsi recipe. Cant wait to try it.
Jennifer G said…
my whole family is in love with banana bread but you made this LOOK AMAZING. We are certainly going to have to give it a try.
Unknown said…
This looks so yummy. I love finding new bread recipes to try. This is one looks really easy to make and I am sure my kids would lvoe it. We are fans of blueberries for sure!
This bread looks so insanely moist!! <3 YUM! I have never had buttermilk - at least that I know of - ever before in my life! How nuts is that?!
Bev said…
I love blueberries so much. Never thought to combine them with banana bread. And I love your dishes.
Unknown said…
THere's just something about a freshly baked loaf of banana bread that can't be beat! I love the addition of blueberries in here...they add just the right amount of tartness to a sweet bread like this!
Roch said…
Oh wow this looks sooo delicious! I would love to try this recipe, provided of course we also have blueberries. It's hard to find them in our local market. We have to go to upscale grocery stores to get one.
Erin S said…
That looks so delicious. Nothing says spring more than berries and bread. My son LOVES blueberry and banana bread and adding buttermilk must make all the difference in moisture.
Anonymous said…
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Tina Butler said…
The print button is working I just check and verified. Your browser may not be loading the whole printable page. You may need to try a different one.
Karen said…
How much is 3/3 cups of sugar
Tina Butler said…
Karen, I am sorry that was a typo. It should read 1/3 cup, I have adjusted the recipe.