Blueberry and Banana Bread with Coconut Lemon Curd

DSC_0331

Blueberries were on sale this week so I went absolutely nuts adding blueberries to everything! I have made this recipe a few times before trying to perfect it along the way and I’ve finally come up with the perfect blueberry and banana bread.

Today I made my famous coconut lemon curd to go with it and it was absolutely delicious. The best part about this bread is it is so versatile, In the past I have used it for muffin mixture and have even doubled the mixture and made 2 breads and frozen one in slices for play dates or when people stop by unexpectedly.

This is such a great simple recipe using ingredients you would most likely already have in the house – give it a go!

What you’ll need for the banana bread

3/4 cup self raising flour
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 ripe bananas
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup natural yoghurt
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 punnet of blueberries

What you’ll need for the lemon curd

1/4 cup honey
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup of lemon juice
6 tbsp coconut oil
3 eggs

How to

– Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C
– Grease a bread tin with coconut oil
– Mix all the dry ingredients together
– Mash banana and eggs in a bowl, add milk, yoghurt, oil and mix
– Add washed blueberries and mix through lightly
– Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
– While the bread is baking add all the curd ingredients into a saucepan and whisk over a medium heat
– Continue to mix until the curd becomes thick and starts to bubble
– Once bubbling remove from the heat and strain
– Refrigerate until set and thickened
– Serve bread warm with lemon curd spread on top and enjoy!

DSC_0334

2 Comments

  1. September 28, 2013 / 7:00 am

    Hi. I made this today. Ithas a lovely flavour but is very “low rise”. Is the whole meal flour portion supposed to be plain all purpose flour (that’s what I used) or self-raising? Thanks. x

    • Terri-Anne
      October 1, 2013 / 5:41 am

      Hey Kate
      Its meant to be wholemeal flour (as in brown whole wheat flour not plain white flour) you may want to add some extra baking powder if it didn’t rise properly, I don’t usually have this problem maybe try adding an extra 1/2 tsp of baking powder next time around? It doesn’t rise too much but it should defiantly rise, also maybe try using a smaller baking tin, if I’m making this into muffins I use a bit extra baking powder xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*