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Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Banana Bread

I wish you could have smelled my house while this bread baked – it smelled so amazing! I found this recipe on Tasty Kitchen and knew it would be the perfect recipe for my ripe bananas I needed to use up. I also knew my kids would be THRILLED! It was fun and simple to put together and it looked beautiful when it was done baking. I adapted it a bit by using coconut oil but other than that kept it the same. My loaf took longer to bake than the recipe stated but ended up being perfectly delicious. My kids loved this afterschool snack and asked if they could have a slice in their lunchbox tomorrow. I don’t think this bread will last more than a couple of days in my house. 

Coconut Banana Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a large loaf pan with cooking spray.

Combine the whole wheat flour, white flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl then mix well.

In a large bowl beat bananas, brown sugar,  and white sugar with a beater until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the melted coconut oil, vanilla, and cinnamon then mix until completely combined. Slowly add the flour mixture into the banana mixture making sure to mix well. Add the shredded coconut and stir until well combined.

For the topping, mix the remaining coconut, brown sugar, and cinnamon together until well combined in a small bowl.

Pour batter into the prepared pan then top with the topping mixture. Place into oven and bake for about 60-65 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

Coconut Banana Bread

Remove from oven and let cool. Slice and serve plain or slathered in butter. Enjoy. 

Coconut Banana Bread

 

Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • Bread:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 whole ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a large loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine the whole wheat flour, white flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl then mix well.
  • In a large bowl beat bananas, brown sugar, and white sugar with a beater until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the melted coconut oil, vanilla, and cinnamon then mix until completely combined.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture into the banana mixture making sure to mix well. Add the shredded coconut and stir until well combined.
  • For the topping, mix the remaining coconut, brown sugar, and cinnamon together until well combined in a small bowl.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan then top with the topping mixture. Place into oven and bake for about 60-65 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Slice and serve plain or slathered in butter. Enjoy.
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22 Comments

  1. I love that you use coconut and whole wheat flour – it looks so delicious and flavorful!
    Mary

  2. Kim in Md says:

    Wow…I can imagine how amazing your house smelled while this was baking and for hours afterwards! Yum!

  3. I love the combination of banana and coconut! Throw some dates in the mix and I’m in heaven.

  4. This banana bread look stunning Pam, love this:)

  5. I just noticed this morning that I have some bananas that are getting a little too ripe. I have all these other ingredients on hand already. Looks like I’ll be making this bread tomorrow! Looks delicious Pam!

  6. I’m going to try this as soon as my bananas are too ripe! I love coconut. Yummy!

  7. I have made tons of banana breads but never used coconut oil. Have it in the pantry though and I will give this a try….

  8. Peggy Recker says:

    This sound really good.

  9. there are so many things you can add to enhance banana bread but i think coconut is the very best. your loaf looks great!

  10. This sick girl wants banana bread like WHOA after seeing this! I won’t be able to rest until I have it!

  11. When you say it is shredded coconut (can I use the dry one ?) not that fresh shredded coconut ?

    1. Kiran,

      I used sweetened shredded coconut not fresh coconut.

      -Pam