Mixed Berry Banana Bread

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This Mixed Berry Banana Bread is a delicious and easy-to-prepare treat for summer or any time of year.

With fresh berries, this Homemade Mixed Berry Banana makes the perfect sweet summer treat. #bananabread #banana #berries #dessert

The inspiration for this banana bread came from my visit to Maui a couple years ago. Bananas are plentiful in the state of Hawaii and so is banana bread. I sampled lots of it and enjoyed every bite.

Like the Apricot and Honey Banana Bread I shared here, the basic recipe for this bread comes from my dad. (When I was growing up, banana bread was part of his culinary repertoire. In case you’re wondering, he also made macaroni salad, sloppy joes, and no-bake cookies. Simple but tasty fare was his specialty.)

Find all three delicious variations of this banana bread HERE.

With fresh berries, this Homemade Mixed Berry Banana makes the perfect sweet summer treat. #bananabread #banana #berries #dessert

With fresh berries, this Homemade Mixed Berry Banana makes the perfect sweet summer treat. #bananabread #banana #berries #dessert

How to make Mixed Berry Banana Bread:

Once the basic banana bread mixture is ready, you gently fold in several kinds of berries, flax seed, and almonds. To dress up the loaf, I also sprinkled a few of these additions on top before baking.

With fresh berries, this Homemade Mixed Berry Banana makes the perfect sweet summer treat. #bananabread #banana #berries #dessert

With fresh berries, this Homemade Mixed Berry Banana makes the perfect sweet summer treat. #bananabread #banana #berries #dessert

As I noted in the Apricot and Honey Banana Bread post, this recipe calls for butter flavor shortening. Although you might be tempted to substitute regular butter, please don’t. The vegetable shortening contributes to that wonderful dark brown outer layer on the banana bread.

With fresh berries, this Homemade Mixed Berry Banana makes the perfect sweet summer treat. #bananabread #banana #berries #dessert

With fresh berries, this Homemade Mixed Berry Banana makes the perfect sweet summer treat. #bananabread #banana #berries #dessert

After the aroma of this Mixed Berry Banana Bread wafts from your oven for about an hour, this delightful treat will be ready to serve. I promise it will look and taste as good as it smells.

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Enjoy!

Mixed Berry Banana Bread Recipe:

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, bread, mixed berries, quick bread
Servings: 20 slices
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
A unique take on a classic recipe, this Mixed Berry Banana Bread is a delicious and easy-to-prepare treat for summer or any time of year.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the bottom insides of two 9x5-inch loaf pans with baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter flavor shortening until combined. Next, beat in the eggs and vanilla. Finally, add the bananas and beat until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until just combined.
  • Gently fold in the three additional ingredients until just combined but evenly distributed.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool in pans for about 10 minutes. Remove from the pans to continue cooling on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 42IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
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Comments

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Enjoy! It’s even better with all the summer berries! Happy baking!

      xo Michael

  • Sabrina at

    great summer bread recipe, thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You bet! Thanks Sabrina.

      xo Michael

  • cathy at

    what did you sprinkle on top before baking

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Just a couple extra berries, almonds, and flax seed.

      xo Michael

  • Kelli at

    Looks amazing! I wish you lived next door.

  • Marty at

    What a creative varitaion. Love this recipe!

  • Lindsey Seaton at

    Hi! Would this be possible to bake in a bundt pan?

  • June Milianta at

    This is the Best Banana Bread Ever !! Found this recipe a couple of months ago and it comes out absolutely perfect every time.Making it again today.It may not be summer, but its still a perfect bread any time of year.

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