Thursday, August 25, 2011
Banana blueberry bread
Don't the blueberries look fluorescent in this picture? Don't know how that happened.
I like to buy fresh blueberries whenever they are sale in the summer. I usually bake up a batch of blueberry muffins, but I also had some over-ripe bananas that I needed to use up. So I found a recipe for blueberry banana bread from Taste of Home, my go-to source for baking recipes.
The recipe calls for shortening, which I typically don't like to bake with because I prefer real butter (for the flavor) or canola oil (a healthier alternative). But I didn't have time to tinker with the recipe, so I just made it as is. The bread baked up just fine, and I enjoyed it. My only compliant is that it was a little bland. For some reason, I couldn't really taste the blueberries, which was disappointing. In the future, I'll probably try to look for another recipe if I ever find myself with blueberries and bananas that need to be used up.
If you know of a good blueberry bread recipe, please share. I would love to try it sometime.