Bananaberry Bread

Bananas and berries bake into a moist and delicious quick bread.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
1/2
cup buttermilk
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blueberries

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of one 9x5-inch or two 8x4-inch loaf pans with shortening.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir sugar, butter, eggs, bananas and buttermilk until mixed. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in blueberries. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 9-inch pan about 1 hour 15 minutes, 8-inch pans 55 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

Expert Tips

Welcome new neighbors with a gift of Bananaberry Bread and a pot of fresh coffee.

No buttermilk? Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar and enough milk to make 1/2 cup. Let stand a few minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.