Berry Banana Bread Recipe - Dark Chocolate, Blueberries, & Raspberries! (2024)

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by Jennifer Debth

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ThisBerry Banana Bread Recipeis full of fresh blueberries, raspberries, and dark chocolate chips! It’s so easy to make and results in ultra moist and sweet banana bread and muffins!

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  • Do you need two temps?
  • How to prevent sinking
  • Why is it dry?
  • Using frozen berries
  • Pairing suggestions
  • How to store
  • Nutrition information

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • All-Purpose Flour– gives the bread its structure.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda– both give a little lift to prevent the bread from being too dense.
  • Cinnamon– adds a touch of warm spice.
  • Salt– brings out flavors and cuts sweetness.

Wet Ingredients

  • Dark Brown Sugar and Granulated Sugar–both add sweetness but the molasses content in brown sugar makes the bread softer and more moist.
  • Unsalted Butter– gives the banana bread moisture and warm depth of flavor.
  • Eggs– helps the bread hold its shape by binding everything together.
  • Vanilla Extract– adds warmth and flavor depth.
  • Mashed Bananas– you’ll need about two very ripe bananas.
  • Skim Milk and White Vinegar– a homemade buttermilk which makes the bread ultra-moist.

Mix-Ins

  • All-Purpose Flour– coats the mix-ins to prevent them from sinking to the bottom in the bread/muffins.
  • Blueberries and Raspberries– use fresh Driscoll’s berries. Make sure you wash them first!
  • Dark Chocolate Chips– I love dark chocolate but milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate would work as well.
  • Sparkling Sugar– for topping if desired!

How to make

This berry banana bread recipe makes enough batter for a whole loaf of bread AND 6 muffins! SCORE!

  1. Combine milk and vinegar together and let sit for 10 minutes. This is your buttermilk.
  2. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Gently toss 1 tablespoon of flour with the blueberries, raspberries, and chocolate chips.
  4. Mix together the buttermilk, wet, and dry ingredients until just combined then gently fold in the mix-ins.
  5. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter first into a greased 12 slot muffin tin (using only 6 of the slots) then pour the rest into a greased loaf pan. Top each muffin/loaf with more berries, chocolate, and sugar if desired.
  6. Baking the loafat 425ºF for 5 minutes then lower the heat to 350ºF and bake for another 45-55 minutes.
  7. Bake the muffinsfor 5 minutes at 425ºF then lower the heat to 350ºF and bake for another 5-8 minutes.

Do you need to bake berry banana bread at two temperatures?

Yes! Baking the berry banana bread/muffins at a higher temperature to start allows them to quickly rise. Lowering the temperature and continuing to bake then gives them time to cook all the way through.

Doing both makes the bread and muffins just the right texture!

How do you prevent the berries from sinking?

To keep the berries from sinking, toss them in a little bit of flour!

This helps absorb the liquid from the fruit as the bread bakes so they don’t sink to the bottom which can also make the bottom of the bread/muffins soggy.

Why is my berry banana bread dry?

If your banana bread/muffins came out dry, chances are youover-measured your flour.

I recommend spooning the flour into your measuring cup and leveling it off with your finger so it doesn’t get too packed in!

Can you use frozen berries?

You can! And there’s no need to defrost them either. Just mix them on in and bake as directed.

Pro tip

Be sure to still toss the berries with flour before mixing them into the batter.

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What to serve with berry banana bread

I love to serve this berry banana bread as a snack, a healthy dessert, or with brunch! Here are some of my other favorite brunch recipes!

  • Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
  • Frittata
  • Breakfast Sausage Casserole
  • Roasted Vegetable Breakfast Muffins
  • Berry Fruit Salad

How to store

Leftover berry banana bread or muffins will last in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days, in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

To enjoy again,thaw if frozen then bake or microwave to warm if desired!

-Jennifer

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Berry Banana Bread Recipe

4.75 from 8 votes

ThisBerry Banana Bread Recipeis full of fresh blueberries, raspberries, and dark chocolate chips! It's so easy to make and results in ultra moist and sweet banana bread and muffins!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 18 people (12 slices from the loaf + 6 muffins)

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Ingredients

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Buttermilk

  • 1 cup skim milk room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup mashed bananas about 2 bananas

Mix-Ins

  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/3 package Driscoll's Blueberries (2 oz or 1/2 cup) + more for topping
  • 1/3 package Driscoll's Raspberries (2 oz or 1/2 cup) halved + more for topping
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips + more for topping
  • Sparkling sugar optional for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and spray a loaf pan and 6 slots of a standard 12 slot muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.

Buttermilk

  • Combine milk and vinegar together. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Dry Ingredients

  • Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.

Wet Ingredients

  • Whisk together wet ingredients.

Mix-Ins

  • Gently toss 1 tablespoon flour with the blueberries, raspberries, and dark chocolate chips. Set aside.

Assembly

  • Combine the buttermilk, wet, and dry ingredients until just combined - it's ok if there's a few lumps.

  • Gently fold in the mix-ins.

  • Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop batter into prepared muffin tin - you'll only fill 6 slots.

  • Pour remaining batter into prepared loaf pan.

  • Top each muffin/loaf with more blueberries, halved raspberries, chocolate chips, and sparkling sugar if desired.

Baking the Bread

  • Bake loaf for 5 minutes at 425 degrees F.

  • Keeping the loaf in the oven, lower heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 45-55 minutes.

  • Cool and enjoy!

Baking the Muffins

  • Bake muffins for 5 minutes at 425 degrees F.

  • Keeping the muffins in the oven, heat to 350 degrees and bake muffins for an additional 5-8 minutes.

  • Cool and enjoy!

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STORING

Room Temp:3-4 Days

Refrigerator:1 Week

Freezer:2 Months

Reheat:Bake or microwave to heat

*Storage times may vary based on temperature and conditions

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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Berry Banana Bread Recipe

Amount Per Serving (1 slice or 1 muffin)

Calories 195 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Fat 6g9%

Saturated Fat 4g25%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 1g

Cholesterol 32mg11%

Sodium 149mg6%

Potassium 200mg6%

Carbohydrates 32g11%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 16g18%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 70IU1%

Vitamin C 2.1mg3%

Calcium 73mg7%

Iron 1.2mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.

Keywords: dark chocolate chips, easy, mixed berry

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Course: Breakfast, Snack

Cuisine: American

Author: Jennifer Debth

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  1. Anonymous

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    Berry Banana Bread Recipe - Dark Chocolate, Blueberries, & Raspberries! (13)

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  3. Randall

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Berry Banana Bread Recipe - Dark Chocolate, Blueberries, & Raspberries! (15) Very tasty recipe

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    • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

      Thank you, Randall!

  4. Anonymous

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Berry Banana Bread Recipe - Dark Chocolate, Blueberries, & Raspberries! (16) Metric conversions please.

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    • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

      It’s been updated to include metric!

  5. Taffy2020

    Biloxi, Mississippi

    Berry Banana Bread Recipe - Dark Chocolate, Blueberries, & Raspberries! (17) Really good recipe, thanks!

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    • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

      Thank you! 🙂

  6. Emily

    Troy, Michigan

    Could you sub almond milk?

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    • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

      Should be fine!

  7. mirela

    Making it now. I had to sub olive oil for butter and have no baking powder. Used arrowood powder to coat the berries. Fingers crossed 🙂

    Reply

    • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

      Hmmm yeah, I’ll be curious to see if it turns out! 🙂

  8. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    Me too Amanda! Thank you so much! 🙂

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  9. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    Hahaha! You SO get me, Amy 🙂

    Reply

  10. Margaret

    Reservoir, Victoria

    Thank you very nice

    Reply

    • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

      Thank you!! 🙂

  11. Margaret

    Reservoir, Victoria

    Berry Banana Bread Recipe - Dark Chocolate, Blueberries, & Raspberries! (18) I like Thank you

    Reply

  12. Amanda

    Belle Plaine, Minnesota

    I know exactly what you mean about wearing layers even when it’s warm. I swear when I’m 80 I’ll be that woman whose wearing a winter coat when it’s 82 degrees out. 😄I’ve been in a quick-bread loving mood for me. I love all the berries you have going on. Thanks for continuing my obsession!

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    • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

      Hahahaha yes!! Glad I’m not alone 🙂 Thanks Amanda!

  13. Marina

    Lancaster, New York

    Berry Banana Bread Recipe - Dark Chocolate, Blueberries, & Raspberries! (19) Shake hands with your “always cold” twin! 😉 Haha I love that this bread gives you the best of both worlds with the mix-ins. My favorite way to use fresh blueberries is to take a handful and shove them all in my face. 🙂 Happy weekend Jennifer! xoxo

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    • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

      Yes! Always so cold. Hahaha that’s definitely my 2nd favorite way to enjoy blueberries 😉 Thanks Marina!

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