Good morning! Happy Sunday, friends!
Just wanted to share a delicious recipe that I made yesterday afternoon for Coconut Banana Bread. Enjoying a toasted slice with melted butter along an almond milk latte this morning for breakfast… oh my goodness, it was heavenly!
On Easter, my sister mentioned that she craved banana bread in a major way during her pregnancy, so I had it on my mind all last week. I just needed to wait for my bananas to ripen, so I could whip up a loaf and that is exactly what I did yesterday afternoon.
For a little something different, I added shredded coconut to this recipe, and it gave it the perfect amount of flavor and sweetness. This banana bread is definitely a new favorite in our house!
Coconut Banana Bread
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 6 tbsp butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or by hand in a large mixing bowl. Mix until fully blended.
- Coat a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray (or butter) and pour batter into it. Use a spatula to spread the top evenly.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes until the loaf is cooked all the way through.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Makes 1 loaf
This looks incredible and so easy! Maybe it’s time for me to get a loaf pan and try my hand at more baking…which I normally fail at? 🙂
Coconut and banana are definitely two of my favorite flavors, so I think I NEED to give this a try soon. Problem is…. I can’t be trusted with a loaf of banana bread in the house! 😉
I was just looking for something to do with all my coconut flour!! This sounds delicious!
Mmm! I bet coconut flour would be an awesome variation on this recipe! Let me know how it comes out! ðŸ˜„
@Tina: Can you do an exact replacement with coconut flour? Cup for cup?
Hmm… Probably not. Coconut flour is a lot different than all-purpose flour. You could try it, but you’d need to add a lot more moisture to the recipe.
This sounds so good right now! I love banana bread but rarely make it cause we eat up the bananas way too quickly at my house.
That bread looks delicious! So does the coffee…I’ll take both please 😉
I agree, coconut flour would be amazing! I would even add whole wheat flour and chia seeds to make it hearty! I love the addition of coconut though.
Yum! I just made banana bread this weekend. Adding coconut is a great idea to mix it up. I use hazelnut flour with my banana bread this weekend and it was divine. I need to add coconut next time!
Oh yum! Banana bread is one of my favorites !
Yum! Banana bread is my absolute favorite! I’m going to make some today. Adding coconut is a great idea.
This sounds amazing! My favorite thing is banana bread with Reeses pieces melted on top or stuffed inside or with peanut butter chips. Unreal.
Sounds tasty! Would you recommend sweetened shredded coconut, or unsweetened? (Or fresh??)
Either one would work! ðŸ˜„
This looks like something I would not be able to control myself around! Delicious!
Mmm…haven’t thought of that combo before. Makes me want to add some coconut to my peanut butter and banana smoothie I’ve been loving lately! Haven’t made banana bread in forever, but I have the bananas in the freezer all ready to go! Thanks for sharing.
I love the addition of coconut. Looks like a delicious treat. Thanks for sharing!
Ohhh that bread looks & sounds delicious! I’ll have to make it once my bananas ripen! 🙂
This sounds delicious. Do you think coconut sugar would work in place of regular sugar, or would that be coconut overkill?
I have all of the ingredients for this! It looks delicious! I’ll give it a try!
I already try this recipe and It gives it a wonderful texture and a slight tropical flavor.
Yum! Thanks for sharing. I have been looking for a new semi sweet treat to try.
I always love a good banana bread and I pretty much always add coconut to mine too 🙂 Your recipe looks like a great one!
Love banana bread and coconut…I don’t know why I’ve never combined the two before!
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Whaaaatttt? Really? That is news to me. Let me contact the publishing house and see what’s up. Sorry about that!
I love banana bread, I have some banana’s in the freezer I need to use up, thanks for the inspiration! This is also a great banana bread recipe if you like chocolate 🙂
I’ve been loving your photos lately!!
This looks so delicious! Now I have a serious craving for some banana bread. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe! Just wondering… do you think you could share your recipe for your almond milk latte? They always look incredibly delicious and I would so love to try one sometime. Thanks! 🙂
My almond milk lattes are just espresso + almond milk (+ ice if it’s an iced latte). I have a Nespresso machine, so I make the espresso at home and then just add milk. Easy as that! ðŸ˜„
Oh my goodness, this looks incredibly delicious! Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for the recipe!
I bake banana bread all of the time for my husband and a few friends of ours…it’s become a monthly routine. So, I’ve tried several different bb recipes and settled on one I use often. I stumbled on your blog recently (love it by the way 🙂 and made your coconut banana bread with two modifications and it is the new favorite!! I’m gluten-free, so I used GF all purpose baking flour and I added 3/4 cup of fresh blueberries. We absolutely love this recipe – so thank you!