Berry Banana Bread is delicious, moist, and easy to make. You’ll love this variation of classic banana bread with in-season berries as a fun summer treat or breakfast. Full of healthy ingredients, and one the whole family will love!
A spring and summer version of Banana Bread!
We’re taking traditional banana bread and flipping it sideways with a loaf of Berry Banana Bread! With berries in full season, it adds a yummy twist. The delicious strawberries and blueberries add another element of sweetness, texture, and pop of fruity flavor. The perfect pairing with bananas!
If you’ve been a regular Wholesomelicious follower for awhile, you know that I love a delicious, make ahead and healthy breakfast. I especially love baked goods for my kids on a busy school morning! My Carrot Cake Banana Bread is one of their absolute favorites, so a berry flavored banana bread seemed just right this time of year.
As a nutritionist, I tend to only bake with nut flours for maximum nutrients. However, my family is not strictly Paleo, and we decided on doing a version using regular all purpose flour or GF all purpose flour. The addition of oats, chia seeds, and berries gives this loaf of banana bread a fiber boost!
How to make berry banana bread
This recipe comes together with just a few simple steps!!
- Prep the fruit by dicing the strawberries into small pieces.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a loaf pan. Stir together the dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and chia seeds.
- In a separate bowl, beat together the mashed banana, coconut sugar or brown sugar, egg, coconut oil, greek yogurt, and milk.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet using a rubber spatula. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and flatten out the top with a spatula.
- Transfer to the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.
Storing and Serving:
This Berry Banana Bread is best enjoyed from room temperature! After pulling out of the oven, let cool completely before slicing. You can enjoy with nut butter or butter.
Store at room temperature for up to 3 days. Or, my preferred method is to slice up the banana bread and store in a sealable freezer friendly bag.
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Adaptations:
You can certainly make this recipe Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free by using the following swaps:
- Flour: use a 1:1 ratio for gluten-free all purpose flour
- Oats: use GF oats
- Greek yogurt: Use coconut yogurt or full fat coconut milk in place of greek yogurt
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Berry Banana Bread
Berry Banana Bread is a spring or summer flavor twist on classic banana bread! Healthy, moist, delicious, and so simple to make with easy ingredients. Gluten-free and dairy-free options!
- 1 1/2 cups of flour*
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup fresh strawberries chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 bananas mashed
- 1/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup dairy-free milk
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9×5 loaf pan by lightly greasing. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, chia seeds, and sea salt.
Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, mix oil, bananas, sugar, egg, greek yogurt, and milk.
Add the dry ingredients to wet and mix until combined using a rubber spatula. Fold in the berries and mix gently.
Spoon batter into the loaf pan and smooth out the top. Transfer to the oven
Bake for 45-50 minutes (depending on oven), or until the top is golden brown and the center is set. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
This bread will stay fresh for a few days, but it is best to freeze the leftovers.