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Island-inspired Coconut Banana Bread recipe is a tropical twist on traditional banana bread that you will love!

Island-inspired Coconut Banana Bread recipe is a tropical twist on traditional banana bread that you will love!

Banana bread is my go-to dish to bring when I’m bringing food somewhere.  What I love most about it is that it can pass as breakfast, brunch, dessert….all of the above.  I like to come up with different version of the typical banana bread recipes I have always made over and over again in the past.  Now, there is nothing wrong with any type of banana bread in my book…but it’s nice to switch things up once in a while.

Just to name a few that I have made for my blog:

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

Tropical Orange Pineapple Banana Bread

Island-inspired Coconut Banana Bread recipe is a tropical twist on traditional banana bread that can be breakfast, brunch, or dessert!

I hope you give this Coconut Banana Bread a try – it comes our perfectly every time!

Coconut Banana Bread
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 loaf
 
Island-inspired Coconut Banana Bread recipe is a tropical twist on traditional banana bread that you will love!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups self-rising flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked/shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Mix together the oil and sugar in a large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate mixing bowl.
  4. In another separate bowl, stir together the mashed banana and the coconut milk. Mix into the wet ingredients.
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, alternatively. Begin and end with the dry mixture. Mix until just combined - do not overmix or bread will be too dense. Stir in the flaked coconut.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Smooth to make it even on both sides.
  7. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes (check at 1 hour). When a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean it is done.

Recipe source: recipe adapted from fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

7 Responses to “Coconut Banana Bread”

  1. July 14, 2016 at 8:32 AM #

    I do love a good banana bread. What a great way to use up leftover coconut milk – will have to try this soon!

  2. July 14, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

    Ashley – I adore banana bread – and I’m so loving this version with coconut flakes and coconut milk – delightful!

  3. July 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM #

    This looks scrumptious. I love banana bread, and banana coconut bread. There’s something about banana bread that just brings me back to my childhood. My mom used to make it and us kids would gobble it right up.

  4. July 17, 2016 at 10:57 PM #

    I love banana bread but have never thought to throw in coconut and coconut milk! This must change!

  5. July 18, 2016 at 1:54 PM #

    Banana and coconut is one of my favourite flavour combos for smoothies, but I’ve never tried it in a banana bread like this… sounds like a perfect tropical treat. I bet some chopped dried pineapple would be extra-amazing in this!

    • July 18, 2016 at 11:08 PM #

      I love that idea, Isabelle!

  6. January 14, 2017 at 3:01 PM #

    I will never buy bread again! Due to this amazing recipe, from now on I am preparing my own homemade bread!

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