Banana Poppy Seed Quick Bread

Recipe by HokiesMom
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Mash bananas with a potato masher until all large pieces are broken down (or you can use a blender and puree the bananas) - you should receive about 1 cup of banana total. If not, then add enough banana to equal one cup.
  • Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs and grated lemon peel until blended.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • Beat the bananas into the wet ingredients alternately with the dry ingredients -- repeating twice ending with dry ingredients.
  • Hand stir in the poppy seeds.
  • Pour into a well-greased (or sprayed) 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350* F for 50-60 minutes until pick inserted in center comes out clean. (The original recipe called for 60-70 minutes but mine is usually done before 60 minutes).
  • Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to completely cool.