This summer seems to have flown by and fall is right around the corner. It’s time to use up summer’s bounty. What will you be doing? Canning? Freezing? Baking?
I love baking in the fall. The cooler, crisp air, fall leaves and the scent of warm spice coming from the oven, warms the soul.
I found this banana bread recipe in a cookbook called “Beyond grits and gravy”. I made a few changes to it to suit my taste and then added fresh blueberries because bananas and blueberries are “Yum” together!
This is, quite possibly, my favorite banana bread recipe. Chalked full of banana chunks and walnuts and bursting with juicy blueberries, this is the most simple and delicious bread ever.
Banana Blueberry Bread:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- juice and grated rind of an orange (about 1/2 cup juice)
- 4 large bananas, 3 mashed and 1 cut into small chunks
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients, fold in 1 cup fresh blueberries. Bake in greased and floured loaf pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.