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Pear-and-Poppy Seed Loaf

Yield 14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup chopped peeled ripe pear
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons stick margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 173
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 3.2 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 3.6 g
  • carbohydrate 33.2 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 217 mg
  • calcium 84 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in pear; make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 5 ingredients (buttermilk through egg) in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

  3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.