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This Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread with Chia Seeds is a delicious twist on a classic banana bread recipe. It is made with healthier ingredients like greek yogurt and olive oil. And it can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries.

Slices of Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread with Chia Seeds on a cutting board.

You can never have too many banana bread recipes! From carrot cake banana bread, to pumpkin banana bread, to espresso chocolate chip banana bread, there are just too many variations to be made.

That is why I love this healthy banana blueberry bread. It’s soft, scrumptious, and full of juicy blueberries on the inside. It has the most lovely hard chia seed crust on the outside. Delish! It is a fruity version of my favorite banana bread recipe.

One slice of healthy banana blueberry bread on a table.

Why this recipe works

  • It has extra protein from the greek yogurt.
  • It has the most wonderful crunchy top thanks to the chia seeds.
  • It is easy to put together.
  • You can easily add fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries.
  • It is a crowd pleaser. My husband and toddlers loved it!

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients needed to make chia seed banana bread with blueberries.
frozen blueberries used to make healthy blueberry banana bread.
  • cane sugar– I used an organic cane sugar for this recipe.
  • olive oil– a good quality extra virgin olive oil.
  • eggs– these help bind the bread together.
  • bananas– make sure they are ripe to get the most banana flavor in your bread.
  • greek yogurt– any percentage works.
  • flour– an all purpose flour works great in this recipe.
  • baking soda– this helps with the bread rising.
  • blueberries– either frozen or fresh blueberries.
  • chia seeds– these add a nice crunch and extra Omega-3s to the bread.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/Substitutions

  • Instead of olive oil, you can use avocado oil.
  • Instead of greek yogurt, you can use sour cream
  • Instead of blueberries, you can use any other type of berry.
  • Instead of cane sugar, you can use maple sugar or coconut sugar.
  • You can omit the chia seeds.

Step by step instructions

Step 1

Step 1: Mix the olive oil, eggs, mashed bananas, greek yogurt, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl.

Step 2

Step 2: In another bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together.

Step 3:

Step 3: Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients.

Step 4:

Step 4: Fold in the blueberries and chia seeds.

Step 5

Step 5: Pour the banana bread batter into a greased loaf tin and top with chia seeds.

Step 6

Step 6: Bake!

Recipe FAQs

Can I use frozen blueberries in this banana bread?

Yes! If you are using frozen blueberries, do not thaw them out. Just add them frozen and cook the batter immediately.

How do you store this blueberry banana bread?

In an airtight container on the kitchen counter for 3-4 days.

Slices of blueberry banana bread with greek yogurt on a cutting board.

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Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread with Chia Seeds

Servings: 10 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Slices of Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread with Chia Seeds on a cutting board.
A delicious twist on a classic banana bread recipe. It is made with healthier ingredients like greek yogurt and olive oil. And it can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries.

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tablespoon chia seeds, divided
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan/tin. (I grease mine with olive oil spray). Line the pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the olive oil, eggs, mashed bananas, greek yogurt, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix with a fork.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
  • Pour the bowl of dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients.
  • Fold the blueberries and 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds into the batter. ( If adding frozen blueberries, do not thaw, just add them frozen).
  • Pour the batter into the lined loaf pan. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds of chia seeds on top of the banana bread.
  • Bake for for 60-70 mins, until toothpick comes out clean. If you notice the top of the banana bread is getting too brown, top the banana bread with aluminum foil for the last 10-15 minutes of baking.

Notes

  • Instead of olive oil, you can use avocado oil.
  • Instead of greek yogurt, you can use sour cream
  • Instead of blueberries, you can use any other type of berry.
  • You can omit the chia seeds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 243mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
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13 Comments

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is the best recipe I have found so far for banana bread. And the blueberries make it even more special. So moist, but not so moist that it falls apart when trying to eat it. And I just finished reading about chia seeds, something new for me, but I will have them again too. Loved this bread! Did I already say thank you? 🙂

  2. So good, usually banana bread is a sugar bomb weight gain but i felt fine and full after eating this. Plus blueberries and chia seeds- pastries+nutrients=win win5 stars