Breakfast doesn’t get better than a big slice of this Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread! It’s got the goodness of whole grain rolled oats, no refined sugar and plenty of juicy blueberries!

Slices of blueberry oatmeal banana bread on parchment paper

Did you know that February 23 was National Banana Bread Day?  If you’re like me, you love banana bread, but the prospect of banana bread having its own national holiday sounds a little absurd.

As absurd as it may sound, I decided to make this Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread for the occasion.  This is a food blog, which means I have a certain obligation to embrace these foodie holidays.

If you want in on the fun too, be sure to try this recipe or my banana nut bread or gluten-free banana bread!

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • This banana blueberry oatmeal bread is moist, packed with banana flavor and studded with juicy blueberries.
  • It’s packed with whole grain rolled oats, there’s no refined sugar and minimal oil!
  • It keeps for up to 5 days at room temperature, making it a great make-ahead breakfast recipe.
  • This is a great way to use up brown bananas and summer blueberries!

Recipe ingredients

This Blueberry Banana Bread recipe is nice and hearty from the addition of rolled oats. The oats add a nice chewy texture that set it apart.

As you know, most banana breads contain a ton of sugar and not much nutrition, but this one is an exception.

Ingredient notes

  • Old-fashioned rolled oats. I recommend using old fashioned rolled oats because they add a nice texture.
  • Plain Greek yogurt. I made this banana blueberry bread with yogurt because it adds protein, moisture and tang.
  • Milk. May be replaced with whole milk, or dairy-free options such as almond or coconut milk.
  • Coconut sugar. Substitute with granulated sugar or brown sugar if that’s all you have on hand.
  • Blueberries. You’re welcome to use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. If using frozen, thaw them first and toss with 1 tablespoon of flour before adding to the batter.
Loaf of blueberry banana bread with slice cut

How to make this recipe

This hearty banana and blueberry bread requires just 15 minutes of hands-on prep work, and then it’s ready to be baked!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a standard loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, and oil vigorously until frothy. Whisk in the banana, milk, Greek yogurt, and vanilla.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan evenly and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

FAQ’s

How to store blueberry banana bread

Store the bread at room temperature in an airtight container. It will last up to five days.

Can this bread be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze the entire loaf of banana and blueberry bread, or you can freeze individual slices. I recommend wrapping the bread in plastic wrap and then sealing it in a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.

Can this recipe be used to make muffins?

This recipe is great for blueberry banana muffins as well. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and divide the batter evenly between them. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Recipe notes

  • I recommend using old fashioned rolled oats for a heartier texture.
  • The milk may be replaced with whole milk, or dairy free options such as almond or coconut milk.
  • Store bread at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Slices of blueberry banana bread on parchment with bananas in background

More easy quick bread recipes:

I have quite a few bread recipes on my site. Here are some of my favorites:

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and rating below, or tag me @flavorthemoments on Instagram!

Slices of blueberry banana bread on parchment paper

Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread

Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread is packed with rolled oats, no refined sugar and juicy blueberries. It's moist, delicious and so easy to make!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon all purpose flour divided
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats*
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 medium ripe bananas mashed (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries thawed and tossed with 1 tablespoon flour

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a standard loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the cup of flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, and oil vigorously until frothy, about 1 minute. Whisk in the banana, milk, Greek yogurt, and vanilla.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined, then gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan evenly and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy!

Notes

  • I recommend using old fashioned rolled oats for a heartier texture.
  • The milk may be replaced with whole milk, or dairy free options such as almond or coconut milk.
  • Store bread at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 207kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 190mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 21g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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