Banana Blueberry Quinoa Bread

Stir up a quick bread, Banana Blueberry Quinoa Bread. It is healthy and made with whole wheat and wild blueberries.

My favorite bread! Banana Blueberry Quinoa Bread Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy


Writer’s block has been killing me lately. I’m trying to write about this glorious Banana Blueberry Quinoa Bread and all I can think of is that we loved it and my family is full of bread fiends. That hardly does justice to this deliciously, moist, banana packed bread. It doesn’t help that it is eerily quiet in our house today. Storms are coming through and have knocked out the cable, internet and phones. I’ve gotten so used to hearing the TV or radio in the background that the thoughts in my head seem so loud today. Maybe another cup of coffee would help. Thank goodness we have electricity which means air conditioning. I should not be complaining. Air conditioning is much more important than cable. I’ve started to reach the age where been cooling is very high on my list. These occasional hot flashes make me detest summer anymore.

I’m really not as cranky as I appear. Now if I had a slice of Banana Blueberry Quinoa Bread to go with the second cup of coffee I’m about to have, I would be doing twirls of joy in the kitchen. Every time I’ve made this scrumptious bread, it hasn’t lasted long. Both my little one and hubby enjoy it, which leaves less for me. I really should get smart about stashing some slices away for myself. Alas, it makes me feel guilty. I like to share healthy, delicious food. I just can’t help myself.


My favorite bread! Banana Blueberry Quinoa Bread Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy

This is so silly. I keep thinking of going to sit in my car so I can listen to CNN. If I was more tech savvy, I could probably figure out how to listen on my phone. I can’t imagine the charges since our internet isn’t working though. We still own a radio, I could turn it on. Hello, I shouldn’t let the cable ruin my day or mood. Talk radio on! Woo, I feel better already. Except I really want a slice of Banana Blueberry Quinoa Bread. Guess what I’ll be baking this afternoon, especially if the internet doesn’t come back up. I have a coffee cup that my husband’s Godmother gave me which says “Stay Calm and Cook”. I think that is my motto for day. It’s a rainy, windy day, time to bake, bake and bake.

I use to love rainy stormy days. I would read a good book and enjoy the sounds of the storm. Now I just think about all the stuff I cannot get done because the internet is down. Even my books are electronic now. LOL – oh, I think I am too dependent on electronics. I am craving a simpler time when I had to walk to school barefoot up a hill. This is what happens when I have my own thoughts to think about too much. It is time to get out of my own head.

Chilling out is not one of my strong suits. Big surprise, right?! I am a planner, analyzer, organizer extraordinaire. Well, the radio is soothing this savage beast and writing this has put me in a rather good mood. I’m going to have that second cup of coffee and go shopping. Hey when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. Costco, here I come!

My favorite bread! Banana Blueberry Quinoa Bread Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy
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Yields 12 servings

Banana Blueberry Quinoa Bread

10 minPrep Time

1 hr, 15 Cook Time

1 hr, 30 Total Time

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  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose, unbleached flour
  • 1 cup (120 grams) whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3 over ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plain 2% fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup eggbeater or 2 eggs
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Spray a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place aside 1 tbsp.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together mashed bananas and lemon juice. Whisk in sugar, yogurt and egg beaters.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. In a small bowl, gently stir blueberries and 1 tbsp. of flour mixture.
  6. Fold in blueberries.
  7. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Carefully take bread out of pan and place on wire rack.
  10. Cool completely

Happy Healthy Eating,


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My favorite bread! Banana Blueberry Quinoa Bread Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy


  1. cookingmommy says
    This is an absolutely beautiful blueberry quinoa recipe, I am going to make this with my daughters tomorrow morning. I love the idea to mix quinoa with blueberries, I never thought of this. I am going to serve this to our dieting group on Memorial day this Monday, the berries cause good weight loss.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy it. I have to say it is my favorite quick bread to date.
  2. Charlotte Moore says
    YUM!!! I don't have the quinoa flakes. Looks tasty!!! I really do think we have gotten too dependent on electronics. Especially the young people.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Charlotte, I had to hunt to find quinoa flakes when I first heard of them. Now they've become a staple like rolled oats. It's amazing what you can put them in.
  3. What are quinoa flakes? Are they different from regular quinoa?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Sharon, Quinoa flakes are different than regular quinoa. I would equate them to quick cooking oats.
  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I know what you mean about being too dependent on technology! What the heck did we do before the internet and smart phones?? It really wasn't that long ago, but I surely can't remember!! I look forward to giving this bread a try - it looks amazing, and I haven't tried quinoa in bread before! Thanks!
  5. I love the sound of this! I'm going to make this soon before it gets too hot to turn on my oven :)
  6. I was caught by quinoa recepie as an alternative to wheat... and then found that In the Instructions you do not even mention quinoa! in what order and what kind (dry or cooked) of quinoa is being added to the cake? Thanks


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