15 Reviews

"Boy that bread sure smells good!" This is all I heard from my husband while this bread was baking. And the taste was every bit as satisfying! The bananas add just the right amount of added sweetness and the poppyseeds, just the right little crunch. Be sure to use a nice ripe banana for this to give it a rich flavor. I can't wait for lunch so I can have a peanut butter sandwich ;)!! Thanks for another great recipe, Chia!

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Bev March 27, 2003

This bread is fabulous. It has a nice sweet flavor and moist texture. I didn't have any poppy seeds, but I didn't feel like anything was missing. This will become a regular in my bread machine. Thanks for a great recipe, Chia.

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Krich April 01, 2003

This recipe makes a yummy loaf of banana bread! I don't care for poppy seeds so I didn't add them but turned out great overall. Thanks!

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PuglyDuckling January 26, 2004

This makes a nice large loaf of bread with great texture. The mixture of honey and banana smell great while baking. Love the crunch of the poppy seeds. Great recipe to use up over-ripe bananas. Just wanted to add that this is really yummy as toast. The banana flavour seemed alot stronger, whether it was because it was left over night or because it was toasted I'm not sure but be sure to save some for morning toast.

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Jewelies January 24, 2004

lovely recipe with nice flavours!

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laura.scrimgeour April 19, 2012

I loved it, but my four children were mixed on their appreciation. I had a small banana, so added half of another one. I think that was too much because the dough was so sticky, I had to add more flour during the knead cycle. I ended up adding 2 T ground flax meal, 1/4 c each of ww and white bread flour. It rose too slowly (the cold weather I think), so I had to remove the pan and set it in my warm oven to rise more--which it did nicely. The second rise was not as high as I wanted, but I was getting impatient by then and baked it anyway. It smelled wonderful and I thought the taste and texture were great (a bit dense, but soft). I rated it only 4 because it went over only so-so with my kids. I suspect this would be a bit difficult to just put in the bread machine and forget about because the variability in the banana size could mean adjustments are necessary during the knead cycle.

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Greenbriar5 January 05, 2008

According to my family, "this is the best bread you ever made." High praise, believe me. I made the dough in my machine and then baked it in the oven because it would have blown the top off my 1.5 lb. machine. Excellent and simple recipe. Thanks, chia.

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windhorse23 August 12, 2007

We loved this! I found it a bit on the 'heavy' side though. Next time we're going to try adding a bit more banana also. Thanks for posting!

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Axe March 10, 2007

I made this earlier today, followed the recipe except for the poppy seeds and the results were terrific. We enjoyed this very much, and I'm looking forward to trying it toasted tomorrow :)

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BowerBird February 25, 2007

I liked this okay, my two small sons seemed to like it better than me, but they're not too picky when it comes to bread. I've never been a big fan of bread machine banana bread recipes, but this one was a bit better than ones I've tried in the past because of the poppy seeds.

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AprilShowers August 08, 2006
Banana Whole Wheat Bread