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Banana Poppy Seed Yogurt Loaf

Author Notes

This version of a classic banana bread has just a hint of sweetness and a great crunch from the poppy seeds. It is a lighter version, with no added oil or fat. —Posie (Harwood) Brien

  • Makes 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (scant)
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds (adjust for more crunch)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan.
  2. Combine the mashed bananas, eggs, yogurt and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and stir in the poppy seeds.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool before slicing.

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I like warm homemade bread slathered with fresh raw milk butter, ice cream in all seasons, the smell of garlic in olive oil, and sugar snap peas fresh off the vine.