Banana Blueberry Bread

  • Diplocook Posted: 07/07/09
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    This is a very good, basic banana bread recipe. I didn't have grits on hand, so I blended oats and oat bran. I reduced the sugar to 1/3 a cup and still found it plenty sweet. Excellent for tea time! My four-year-old, who doesn't have a sweet tooth at all, and would rather munch on pickles, even found it toothsome!

  • JenBee Posted: 05/05/09
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    Great flavor. But, I agree with other reviews about the grits. I didn't care for the hard grainy texture. I look forward to making this again using a sub for the grits - oats or cream of wheat. Also, I did use more blueberries - oh so good.

  • amieefaith Posted: 05/06/10
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    I made this recipe to take care of two bananas going south and it was well worth it! I substituted the blueberries for dried cranberries and it turned out superb. The grits I used were Bob's Red Mill brand and it added a lot of great texture. I'll definitely make this again when my bananas have gone far too brown. : )

  • acceberyllom Posted: 01/30/11
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    I've made this twice now. Both times I substituted oats (since I rarely have grits on hand). I added 1/8 tsp of both almond and vanilla extract and used Egg Beaters instead of whole eggs to lessen the cholesterol. Will definitely make this often.

  • MustangSusan Posted: 03/27/11
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    I thought this bread was VERY good and moist. I did make a few changes to the recipe which only make the recipe healthier: Instead of the grits, I used Quaker Oats, and ground them in the food processor before mixing with the flour. I also used 4T applesauce instead of the oil. Cuts down on fat / calories big time, and boosts the flavor. I added 1t vanilla, and decreased the sugar to 1/3 cup. Turned out delicious! Serve with a little bit of cream cheese to make it out of this world!

  • MLovett Posted: 02/08/11
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    This recipe is the best!! I have tried and made different types of banana breads and this one is at the very top!! Yummy!!

  • happychopper Posted: 02/28/11
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    I made this bread recently. I was looking forward to a moist, flavorful bread but this recipe did not create such a bread. I liked the interesting texture of the cornmeal, but it was a tad dry. I even used extra banana, yet I barely could taste it. Next time I'll use even more bananas and blueberries so it's more fruity.

  • KathrynH Posted: 06/10/11
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    I always reduce the sugar and increase the fruit in muffins and so did the same (to 1/3 c sugar) for this recipe. Love the crunch of the grits. I made the loaf into 14 muffins for ease of grab & go.

  • DGillis313 Posted: 09/20/11
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    With a few modifications as I read earlier from other, this turned out great. I decreased the sugar to 1/3 cup, replaced the oil with 4 Tbsps of applesauce, used quick cook oats and added a little vanilla. It did not last long in my house of 3 boys.

  • GayleR Posted: 01/07/12
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    Greenville, NC

    We didn't like the crunch of the grits in this bread, and much prefer other CL banana bread recipes. We'll eat it but won't make again.

  • cewqqq Posted: 07/09/12
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    Very tasty. We substitued oats for the grits and loved it! also, we made them as muffins.

  • daneanp Posted: 04/29/12
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    I used Quaker oats in place of the grits, after first pulsing them a bit in my food processor. Otherwise, everything else was as the recipe called for. Delicious bread and quite easy to put together. Love the fact that the sweetness is from the bananas and not from a lot of sugar - only 1/2 cup in the whole loaf! Calories per slice is great. Next time, I may add more blueberries.

  • kaverett Posted: 03/15/12
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    The bread survived me replacing the baking powder with 1/8 c. buttermilk. NIce and moist. BUT it did not survive the full hour in the oven. After 45 minutes the top and sides were burned black. ALso, I love grits, but not here. Too bad.

  • arrtx1 Posted: 01/21/13
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    I had everything on hand for this except for the grits. So, I used cream of wheat and it came out delicious! I made it a second time and added more blueberries and I also added walnuts. Next time I plan to add a hint of cinnamon.

  • Kathy611 Posted: 05/06/13
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    Good recipe! Used oatmeal (ground in food processor) in place of grits. Also baked 5 min. shorter than recipe. Will definitely make again!

  • nadomom Posted: 04/24/14
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    I like the grits in this recipe. This is a very healthy recipe. The texture is a little dry but that's because there's no butter and very little oil. It is truly a bread and not a cake like most other quick breads. I used 1 cup frozen cranberries and a few more because I love cranberries. I would make these again. Thank you.

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