There’s nothing like a warm slice of banana bread spread with melting butter to make a Saturday feel truly relaxing and wonderful. Here’s my latest recipe for this delightful treat.
Although my kids can eat bananas with the best of ‘em, sometimes we have straggler bananas that start to get a little too brown or otherwise overripe. But I hate, hate, hate to waste them … even if they aren’t the prettiest fruits anymore.
And that, my friends, is why making banana bread is so darn appealing. Those overripe bananas that no one wants to eat? They are perfect for making a fabulous banana bread like Banana Blueberry Streusel Bread.
This bread has a crunchy, sweet topping and a moist, dense interior. It’s rich with bananas and blueberries – two of my very favorite fruits. And since it’s made with frozen blueberries, you can whip this bread up any time of the year. Sweet, right?
Start by mashing the bananas. I like to peel them all and mash them on a small plate with the tongs of a fork, but you could use the food processor or blender, if you prefer.
Then mix together all the bread ingredients, a few at a time. Finally, mix together the ingredients for the streusel topping.
Once it’s all set, dot the very blue batter with the streusel, like this:
When it’s done, let it cool slightly, slice, and spread with butter and enjoy. The bread is also good heated up and buttered.