Coconut Banana Bread

This treat right here is soooooo good. My PIC had one slice and I ate the every crumb of the rest of this bread in the space of two days. No lie. I just could not resist going back for a little more and a little more. It is truly an addictive dessert. Which brings to me the question: what is the difference between banana bread and banana cake? I’m not going to try to figure that out but if you can help, please drop me a line. When I was making this bread, I wanted something moist, dense and chocked with flavor. I had been seeing a ton load of banana breads popping up on food blogs and with some bananas getting overly ripe in my kitchen, I decided to make a banana bread too (plus that Banana Bread Oatmeal a few days earlier, really convinced me to make the actual thing). I decided to kick things up a notch by adding coconut. My goodness. Banana and coconut never ever tasted so good!

Recipe Modified from Tarte Pink
Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large, very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp granulated sugar
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup shredded coconut flakes (if you use sweetened then take away 1/4 cup brown sugar from recipe)

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In mixer or by hand, add melted butter, sugar and mix well for about 3 minutes.
3. Add eggs, vanilla, bananas and milk and continue mixing for another 5 minutes.
4. Lastly add flour and shredded coconut and mix very well for about 3 minutes.
5. Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour.

My bread was dense but very moist and very flavorful. I loved it!

One thing I’ll say about my bread though is that the edges started getting dark very early while the center was still jiggly. I think next time I’ll just split batter into two loaf pans and settle for “shorter” bread.

Bye For Now…..

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32 thoughts on “Coconut Banana Bread

  1. I love the idea of coconut in banana bread! I wonder if using coconut milk instead of adding the evaporated milk would make have more coconut flavor? Next time I have some overripe bananas I’m gonna try your bread. Thanks Tia!

    • I’ve seen a couple recipes call for coconut milk and next time I bake this, I’m going to try it with coconut milk. I can only imagine it accentuating the bananas better and giving the bread even more of that wonderful coconut flavor. Thanks Tessa!

  2. Tia, I think “Reds” would definitely like this one. She has her own recipe, but I think she’ll try this — if this isn’t actually (based on the ingredients) something she’s tried already in some shape or form. You know what would be nice…mini cupcakes (so, like mini “breads”) with light and fluffy butter cream icing. (Let me stop.)

    • What a suggestion! And a good one I might add. I made this bread about two weeks ago. I even made another one last week but froze it because this week I’m detoxing and you are tempting me to go defrost that bread!!!

      Mini cupcakes and frosting sounds divine right about now, she says as she gulps her spinach smoothie.

  3. What a great idea – that sounds fabulous! I love coconut, I love banana bread …I must try this! BTW my cupcakes are still safely tucked away in the freezer :-) where I won’t be grabbing them.

    • I hope you try it. You’d love it!

      Hahahaha. I wish I had more ppl around me so I can cook and bake & feed them. My freezer is bursting at the seams with all sorts of goodies. Food will be the death of me.

  4. oh my!! I can imagine how delicious this is going to get!!! I absolutely love coconut and would love to try it with my banana bread!! I might even substitute the milk for coconut milk! haha.. Thanks for sharing hun!

  5. Banana bread is very popular in our house! Adding coconut would make it even more special (oh, do I love coconut). I have several ripe bananas on the counter right now!!

    Have a great weekend!
    Allison

      • so I made it….and lets just say that half a loaf got eaten within an hour of it coming out of the oven! Great recipe, one that will be definately repeated. I hope you don’t mind, but i’m going to reblog with my own little tweaks :-)

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