Yield
1 loaf, 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

This delicious blueberry-lemon twist on traditional banana bread features a sweet and creamy cream-cheese glaze. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare the banana bread, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk to combine.

Step 3

Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until mixture is well blended (about 1 minute). Add mashed banana, egg substitute, sour cream, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Gently fold in blueberries and lemon rind. Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool the bread 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove the bread from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Step 4

To prepare glaze, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and water, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over cooled bread.

Ratings & Reviews

sistercainsbro's Review

jamie33
June 12, 2011
I also forgot the lemon rind--didn't even miss it! For a more health-conscious recipe I altered the following with AMAZING results: I replaced 1/2 flour with wheat flour, added 1/2 teaspoon baking powder to compensate for the heaviness of the wheat flour, used 1 whole egg plus 2 egg whites rather than egg substitute, and replaced the sour cream with nonfat plain yogurt. And I didn't do the glaze at all. Best banana bread I've ever tried! The calorie count drops to 159 (8% from fat); Fat 3.5g (sat 2g, mono .89g, poly .26g); Protein 3.1g; Carb 30g; Fiber 1.8g: Chol 21mg; Iron .7mg; Sodium 185mg; Calc 17.9mg.

jamie33's Review

paulasreynolds
October 18, 2011
Love, love, love this recipe!! I've made it as written and have since modified with great results. I now always cut the sugar in half, do half wheat flour and make them into muffins and bake 20-25 min. (oh, I also always use frozen blueberries) I have also substituted some quick oats and cornmeal for some of the flour and it turned out wonderful!

xspinteach45's Review

xspinteach45
April 25, 2011
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so DELICIOUS! I forgot to put the lemon peel in the bread. It still came out delicious! This is going to be our go to banana bread! So moist!!!! YUM!

amyrickwartz's Review

sistercainsbro
June 08, 2009
Loved this bread for breakfast. I didn't even need the glaze but it was good too.

amymeeussen's Review

amymeeussen
December 01, 2008
To die for! This never lasts more than a day in my house. I add some streusel on top to add some crunchiness.