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Triple Berry Banana Bread with Lemon Glaze

Triple Berry Banana Bread is a fun, fruity twist on the beloved classic. With blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and a simple lemon glaze, this banana bread is one for the books! 

Triple Berry Banana Bread is a fun, fruity twist on the beloved classic. With blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and a simple lemon glaze, this banana bread is one for the books!

This is a guest post from my lovely friend Allison, she’s the write and photographer behind the blog, Some the Wiser.

There was a time in my life when I thought I didn’t like banana bread. Luckily, my sister forced me to try a piece of her favorite chocolate chip banana bread during our college years and I realized that I’d just been confused. I only thought I didn’t like banana bread because I’d never tried a really good recipe before.

Triple Berry Banana Bread is a fun, fruity twist on the beloved classic. So delicious!

Since then, I’ve enjoyed many loaves of tasty banana bread (and my favorite Banana Nut Muffins). I always feel grateful my sister turned that around for me.

My mother, however, has been harder to convince. She’s never been a big fan of banana bread. My sister and I have prepared recipes that she’s deemed passable, but she’s still a really hard sell.

I’m pretty sure that this Triple Berry Banana Bread with Lemon Glaze might be the Banana Bread recipe that finally wins her over.

Triple Berry Banana Bread is a fun, fruity twist on the beloved classic.

Now, I’m going to let you know up front that this gorgeous Triple Berry Banana Bread leans more toward a cake than a bread. That is to say, you should probably treat this Berry Banana Bread as more of a dessert than a breakfast food. But since I’m being forthright, I should also tell you that I have in fact topped this with whipped cream and eaten it for breakfast. No judgments here.

When you can find fresh berries, they are delicious in a banana bread. However, frozen berries also work well so you can enjoy Triple Berry Banana Bread year round.

Triple Berry Banana Bread is a fun, fruity twist on the beloved classic. Perfect with your morning cup of coffee!

The berries look gorgeous baked into this bread, adding both color and flavor. They pair well with the ripe bananas and give the bread a fruitier taste overall. It still resembles a good banana bread – sweet, dense, moist – but the berries are delicious twist.

The Lemon Glaze is optional, but it does add a bright burst of flavor. Lemon is not an obvious flavor pairing with banana, but it’s surprisingly tasty. If you’re making this Triple Berry Banana Bread as a dessert, don’t skip the glaze. It really takes it over the top!

Looking for more Quick Bread Recipes? Try this classic recipe for The Best Banana Bread, or Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Bread.

Triple Berry Banana Bread is a fun, fruity twist on the beloved classic. Perfect with your morning cup of coffee!

Triple Berry Banana Bread with Lemon Glaze

Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Triple Berry Banana Bread is a fun, fruity twist on the beloved classic. With blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and a simple lemon glaze, this banana bread is one for the books!

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 medium bananas)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mixed blueberries, raspberries and blackberries (if frozen, do not thaw), divided

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • juice of half a lemon, about 3 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (or more if you want a thicker glaze)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, mashed banana, yogurt, and melted (slightly cooled) butter, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the banana mixture. Stir gently until just combined, being careful not to over mix. Gently fold in 1 1/2 cups of the berries, reserving 1/2 cup for topping.
  5. Pour batter into prepared bread pan. Sprinkle the remaining berries on top, gently pressing them down into the batter.
  6. Bake until the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. If bread seems to be browning too quickly, tent with aluminum foil.
  7. Cool the loaf in the pan for 5 minutes, then gently turn out onto a wire rack. Cool completely before cutting.
  8. To prepare the lemon glaze, whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the bread just before eating.

Notes

A combination of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are the recommended berries for this recipe. Strawberries can sometimes prevent the bread from baking fully so we recommend avoiding them; however, if you choose to include them, make sure they are sliced or diced.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10
Amount Per Serving Calories 307Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 56mgSodium 175mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 2gSugar 30gProtein 5g

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Brittney

Wednesday 8th of September 2021

I have everything but the sugar for the glaze and the yogurt. Is there something I can use as a substitute for the yogurt?

cheryl o'bryan

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

this is simply the most delicious banana bread recipe i have ever come across and would recommend to anyone whom wants a true delight with a cup of english breakfast - cheryl -85 years of age

Jamie

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Cheryl. Happy New Year!

Esca W

Thursday 20th of August 2020

I made another and was strict with the amounts, turned out great! You are so talented. Advice to others, be strict with the amounts

Jamie

Saturday 22nd of August 2020

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie

Esca w

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

My first one I made with 2 cups of banana maybe more being cheeky trying to use all my aging fruit and it did come out a little squidgy even after two hours but mainly around the berries *(raspberry blackberry blueberry and redcurrant mix) it was still very tasty and not beyond edible though I'd probably use a little less banana instead of pushing my luck and a tiny bit more baking powder *(or just get self raising) and see how that goes. Otherwise I'm in love with the idea and flavour combination.. not giving up on this one thank you

Jamie

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie

Rhonda K Furia

Saturday 15th of August 2020

Allison, the recipe calls for 2 c. of berries but the instructions only use one cup. Can you help me?

Jamie

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Hello! 1 1/2 cups of the berries go into the batter and 1/2 cup are sprinkled on top. Hope this helps! Jamie

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