Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for Bread of Blueberries, Bananas and Words

I love bananas. I love blueberries. (They are a superfood, you know.) I love it even more when I can combine them into one healthy bread that is perfect not only as a dessert, but later to eat with a cup of coffee while watching my new obsession, “Love It or List It.”
Betty Crocker’s Blueberry-Banana-Oat Bread

2 ¾ C Bisquick Heart Smart Mix
2/3 C sugar
1/3 C quick-cooking oats
1 C mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
¼ C milk
2 eggs
1 C fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blueberries

1.  Heat oven to 375°. Grease bottom only of 9x5 loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray. (Or, do as I did, use a Bundt pan.)

2.  Smush up ripe bananas.  They should look like this.

3.  In large bowl, stir Bisquick mix, sugar, oats, bananas, milk and eggs until moistened; beat vigorously 30 seconds. Gently stir in blueberries. Pour into pan.

4.  Bake 45 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen loaf from sides of pan; remove from pan and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing.

Note: refrigerate if any left overs. Also, regular baking mix works, too.

Bread is so important. The smell of fresh bread, fruity or not, baking in our kitchens is the epitome of home to me. However, Jesus said we can’t live on bread.

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 New King James Version (NKJV)

In today’s world, the way we know every word that proceeds from the mouth of God is to read scripture. We have never lived in a time when the word of God is so accessible yet so ignored. Don’t neglect spiritual food – read the word every day!

During April, I’m participating in the A-Z Challenge.  My theme is Feasting Body and Soul from A-Z. Over  seven hundred writers (as of last count) will be posting in various categories. Visit here to see a list of all the fantastic bloggers – a veritable smorgasbord of entries to feast upon!


  1. Hi Jerralea ... I'm not good with bread .. so leave it alone most of the time, bananas I enjoy on occasions, blueberries I could miss out - but I eat healthily normally - cheers enjoy the bread - Hilary

  2. Oh my gosh, that looked good! I have to stop reading blogs with food before I have breakfast, LOL :)

    So true to read the Word every day. That is the true nourishment we need!


  3. Good lord that sounds amazing. I never thought to put blueberries in banana bread. Mmmmm.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

  4. This is so true once again! Also, I love bananas an blueberries and this fruity bread sounds delicious.

  5. That looks might tasty. The aroma alone would make for a good alarm clock and get everyone out of bed.

  6. Hello from new follower,thanks for the recipe and good luck with the challenge!
    Evalina, This and that...

  7. I've been teaching my daughters to really READ the Scriptures every day. I know one daughter uses her smart phone to get her daily Bible verse but I told her I want her really "chewing" on the daily bread....for her soul.....And this recipe looks fantastic!! I make a similar blueberry coffee cake type bread but my recipe doesn't call for bananas. I'm going to try this i think over next week while I"m on spring break!

  8. Good word! and tasty bread. Yum. I've been getting hooked on Love It or List It too. They have a Vancouver version which is fun, though how scripted the arguments are induces a bit of eye rolling on my part.


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