Upside-Down Cardamom Banana Bread
Recipe type: Quick Bread
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Serves: 6-8 servings
This caramelized banana bread elevates your everyday banana bread recipe into something pretty enough to serve guests!
  • ½ granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • ¼ cup Stonyfield Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
for banana topping:
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, eggs, oil, yogurt, and vanilla until fully incorporated.
  3. Add the rest of the dry ingredients, careful not to overmix. Set aside.
  4. In a saute pan, melt the butter and sugar until a sugar syrup forms. Drizzle into bottom of loaf pan.
  5. Place sliced bananas in rows on the bottom of the pan. Pour batter over it without disturbing bananas.
  6. Bake until golden brown, about 35-45 minutes.
  7. Flip over right out of the oven so bananas don't stick. Serve warm with ice cream.
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