BLUEBERRY BANANA BREAD WITH ALMOND MILK

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Blueberry Banana Bread with Almond Milk has a lot going on with it. It’s full of healthier ingredients like almond milk, coconut oil, Greek yogurt, and agave nectar!

Blueberry Banana Bread with Almond Milk

 

I thought about this bread the last few days of my vacation. I knew I wanted to make bread with Silk Almond Milk. I’m not a huge fan of banana flavoring or bananas cooked in anything that’s why you’ll find this Banana Bread light on bananas and heavy on blueberries with almond milk, coconut oil, Greek yogurt and agave nectar all playing parts in adding flavor.

The texture is moist with a fluffy air pockets and juicy bursts of flavor from the blueberries. A sprinkle of sugar on top of the bread before baking creates a slight crunch.

The Silk Protein + Fiber® Almond Milk in this recipe replaces traditional milk in this bread. It keeps the bread light and fluffy while adding protein and fiber. Silk Protein +Fiber is an almond milk fortified with 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in every serving.

Silk Almond Milk

I actually drink Silk Protein + Fiber® in my post-run morning shake. Did you know the quicker you replace protein after a workout the better, it’s recommended to drink within an hour of working out. It actually aids in recovery and helps prevent muscle loss. This practice actually has a name, it’s called Protein Timing. The idea behind it is that resistance training increases amino acid delivery to muscles as well as absorption. Therefore, the sooner you consume protein post-exercise, the bigger the stimulation in muscle protein synthesis. 

I’ve been drinking a shake for a couple of years now, but just recently started cooking with almond milk. Yeah, I’m fast like that.

Blueberry Banana Bread with Almond Milk label

Blueberry Banana Bread with Almond Milk

Greek yogurt keeps the texture of this Blueberry Banana Bread soft and moist. I almost always substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream in my recipes now. It adds extra moisture, a nice tang and great protein.

I find using coconut oil in bread or cake recipes actually keeps the cake moist longer than when using butter. Now, you can never replace the flavor butter gives, but coconut oil is a great substitute. It gives more floral notes to this bread and blends beautifully with the banana and blueberries.

More tips…

Perfect bananas for this recipe may not look so perfect. Allow the bananas to get very ripe, very speckled or almost black. The darker the skin, the sweeter the banana will be.

I prefer to bake with frozen blueberries for the simple fact that I can keep frozen fruit, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and peaches, on hand for baking. They’re ready when I’m ready and I don’t have to run to the store when I get in the mood to bake at 6 a.m. (Yes, I do bake that early at times.)

Bread baking tips!

  • Only grease and flour the bottom of your loaf pan. This will allow the batter to cling to the sides and will rise taller.
  • Also, start your oven on a very high temperature then lowering will create that dome shape center in a loaf of bread much like bakeries.

You can make these as muffins, simply cut your cook time down to  16 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of your muffin pan.

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The texture is moist with fluffy air pockets and juicy bursts of flavor from the blueberries.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 and ½ cups all-purpose flour I use this
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder recommended
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda recommended
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar I use this
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil recommended
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract recommended
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon this is optional if cinnamon isn’t your thing, leave it out
  • 1/2 cup very ripe banana mashed (1 large)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries I used frozen
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar optional, for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium-size bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, mix agave and coconut oil, add eggs and whisk vigorously to combine. Whisk in yogurt, almond milk, and vanilla, mix in bananas.
  • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix until evenly moistened. Be careful not to over-mix, this will make the dough tough.
  • Carefully fold in blueberries.
  • Pour into one greased and flour (bottom only) 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • Bake 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Reduce heat to 375 and bake 30 to 35 minutes. Check for doneness with a wooden pick. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack before inverting.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg
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34 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Hi Paula, it doesn’t say when to add the almond milk in the directions. Thanks Ana

  2. I have a question on this recipe, if I want to make these as muffins instead of bread loaf, you wrote: You can make these as muffins, simply cut your cook time down to 16 to 20 minutes, depending on size of your muffin pan.
    What about the temperature of baking, do you still do the higher temperature for so long and then reduce temperature for the rest of the time for muffins too?

  3. When using Frozen blueberries, do you take them out of the freezer and let them defrost in frig before making this recipe or do you put them in the recipe frozen?

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