Banana Blueberry English Muffin Bread

Your favorite English muffin turned into a loaf of bread, bursting with banana and blueberry flavor!

Your favorite English muffin turned into a loaf of bread, bursting with banana and blueberry flavor! Recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

If the hair and fashion from the 80’s wasn’t bad enough, I’m starting to introduce the kids to classics from then. And with that, realizing that the 80’s were seriously messed up. But I’m sure every decade and generation has their own issues. 80’s movies were bad. Name one that was good… besides Goonies because you can’t possibly argue that it was bad. Okay, it kind of was but I still love it.

This weekend I watched ET with the kids. I figured it’d been 20 some odd years or so since I’d last seen it and it’s a classic, so why not? I remembered the general idea around it, but nothing specific. It was pretty dark for being a PG movie.

While it will and always be a classic that I think everyone should probably see. I’m going to throw it into the category with Bambi, Old Yeller, etc… Generally not a fan and not entirely kid friendly… for being ‘kid’ movies.

Your favorite English muffin turned into a loaf of bread, bursting with banana and blueberry flavor! Recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

So this bread… If you’ve never made English muffin bread, you really need to. If I’m given the choice between toast or an English muffin, I’ll always choose an English muffin. I love the flavor and how butter creates little puddles in the nooks and crannies. So good!

That is of course unless there is English muffin bread because it’s the perfect blend of both!

I’ve made two versions before and decided it was time to make a fruity version. This English muffin bread is packed with banana flavor and bursting with fresh blueberries! The perfect addition to breakfast, brunch or snack time. Toast a slice and slather it with butter or your favorite jam!

You need this banana blueberry English muffin bread in your life! Be sure to add it to your must make list!

Your favorite English muffin turned into a loaf of bread, bursting with banana and blueberry flavor! Recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

Yield: 1: 8-inch loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus rise time

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Banana Blueberry English Muffin Bread

Your favorite English muffin turned into a loaf of bread, bursting with banana and blueberry flavor!

Ingredients:

1C milk
2 1/4 tsp rapid rise yeast (instant yeast)
1/3C banana, roughly 1 medium
1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2C bread flour
3/4C fresh blueberries
Cornmeal

Directions:

Lightly grease an 8x4-inch loaf pan, sprinkle well with cornmeal, discarding excess cornmeal.
To the bowl of a stand mixer, fit with a dough hook attachment, add banana and remaining dry ingredients, reserving blueberries. Heat milk to 115°F. With mixer running on low, slowly pour in milk. Increase speed to medium, continue mixing until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Using a rubber spatula, carefully stir blueberries into dough. Grease spatula well, scraping dough into prepared loaf pan. Spread dough into all corners. Lightly sprinkle with cornmeal. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location for 90 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 190-200°F. Allow bread to cool in pan before turning out onto a wire rack or cutting board.
Slice and toast, serving with optional butter or jam. Store remaining bread in an airtight container.

Baked by Rachel original

More recipes to try:
English muffin bread
Cinnamon swirl bread
Soft Italian bread
Garlic and herb pull apart bread
Braided pesto bread
Parmesan potato bread
Thick focaccia bread with garlic and cheese dipping oil
Amish potato rolls

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47 Responses to “Banana Blueberry English Muffin Bread”

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    Medeja — April 7, 2014 at 6:48 am

    A slice of such blueberry bread would be so good with morning coffee..

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

      I totally agree!

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — April 7, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I love all the blueberries in the bread! Looks so good :-)

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

      Thanks Chloe!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 7, 2014 at 7:20 am

    This is gorgeous! Wish I had this for breakfast!

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

      Tomorrow perhaps? ;)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 7, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Oh yes! I’m all over this blueberry bread! I love toasting English muffins so they get a little crispy and brown- that crunch with warm butter… mmmm!

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

      Right?! Worlds better than regular ole boring bread :)

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 7, 2014 at 7:31 am

    I’m actually totally freaked out by E.T! Always have been and always will be!
    This bread looks phenom! I love english muffins, but have never had them in a bread form…perfect breakfast! Pinned

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

      My 4.5 year old was pretty freaked out too but the other two weren’t phased lol. I really wasn’t expecting that!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 7, 2014 at 7:36 am

    This sounds so incredible!!

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

      Thanks Liz!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 7, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Ahh I have never made English muffins bread before – looks like I must! Also, it’s funny you mentioned Goonies. We went out to dinner last night with friends and we were talking about it and they googled what year it came out…umm I wasn’t even conceived yet, LOL – I’m such a baby :P

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

      You NEED to have it. Okay… I’ll make you some if you visit lol ;) And maybe I’ll force you to watch goonies too.

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    Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — April 7, 2014 at 9:44 am

    English muffin bread- what a concept! I’m interested to try this to see how it compares to a regular english muffin. It looks delicious with all of those blueberries!

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

      Thanks Kristine!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 7, 2014 at 10:16 am

    English muffin bread has been on my to-bake list for forever, but I may have to swap it out with this fruity version (and make it soonest). Looks SO yummy.

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

      You definitely need to try it! :)

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    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion — April 7, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Pinned it! Perfect bread, definitely for me and my boys:)

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

      Thanks so much! It’d definitely be a hit! :)

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    Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice — April 7, 2014 at 11:21 am

    This bread looks amazing! Believe it or not, I’ve been searching for an english muffin recipe, and this one definitely takes the cake (or bread)! Simply love this and must try it out soon!

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

      Enjoy!! :)

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — April 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

    What about Girls Just Wanna Have Fun?!!? Don’t tell me you didn’t like that movie!

    What a great idea to turn english muffins into a bread! It looks delicious!

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

      Okay, don’t hate me but I’m not entirely sure I’ve seen that lol. I’ll have to look it up soon and see.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 7, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Love this fruity take on English muffin bread! Sharing!

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

      Thanks Anna!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — April 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I absolutely love this! Such a great idea!

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

      Thanks Jennifer!

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    Josie — April 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    mmmmm this looks amazing. Sounds like a perfect breakfast!

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

      Thanks so much Josie! :)

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — April 7, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Love the banana and blueberry combination – this looks fantastic!!

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    Lorely @ Butter Love Affair — April 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    This looks delicious and there is not a lot of sugar!!! I’ll try this soon…is it ok to bake it at night and have it for breakfast the next day? :-)

    • Rachel — April 8th, 2014 @ 7:11 am

      Just be sure to let it cool completely before storing it. Enjoy! :)

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    Luci {Luci's Morsels} — April 7, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I completely agree about ET. And might I add in Dumbo and that movie from the 80s with David Bowie? Not for me (kid or adult)! On a much happier ending note, this english muffin bread is such a genius idea and banana + blueberry is such a fabulous flavor combination. Hope to make this soon!!

    • Rachel — April 8th, 2014 @ 7:11 am

      Yeah Dumbo isn’t a favorite either. What’s up with these older ‘kid’ movies? I mean even all of the Disney Princess movies have pretty dark themes.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 7, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Uhhh woah!! Because I wasn’t freakin’ out over the english muffin bread- then you totally totally beefed it up with berries!

    • Rachel — April 8th, 2014 @ 7:12 am

      Thanks Megan :)

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    yolanda — April 8, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Where in the directions are you adding the yeast? Maybe I missed it? Would love to try this.

    • Rachel — April 8th, 2014 @ 7:13 am

      The yeast is considered a ‘dry ingredient’. Rapid rise or instant yeast is different from active dry and is added to the bowl with other ingredients, before being proofed.

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 8, 2014 at 6:49 am

    This bread looks delicious!! So many yummy flavors :) and I love that it’s english muffin style bread, sounds amazing. Pinned!

    • Rachel — April 8th, 2014 @ 7:14 am

      Thanks Rachel! :)

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — April 8, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    WHAT!! You must rent it! Even just to laugh at the 80’s Sarah Jessica Parker.

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    Danae @ reciperunner — April 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    So yeah, I really can’t think of any great 80’s movies, and I’m totally with you on E.T….creepy. I’m also getting a little terrified of the 80’s fashion coming back, some things should stay dead…like overalls and leotards. This english muffin bread looks amazing! I love the nooks and crannies and the blueberries and banana put it over the top!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — April 11, 2014 at 7:15 am

    What a gorgeous bread! I wish I had a few slices to go with my coffee this morning. And yes, so many of those old movies are definitely not kid friendly!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    This looks SO GOOD! And ironically I have a spon post going out next week for….blueberry banana bread. Thankfully, it’s not yeast-based :) Pinned this because I need to make this!

    • Rachel — April 13th, 2014 @ 9:17 am

      Thanks Averie! Can’t wait to see your recipe. There’s never enough banana bread :)

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    Kelly — April 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Ever since I was a kid, one of my favorite things to eat is a toasted English Muffin w/peanut butter. Way better than toast! This recipe looks delicious!! I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing it!

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