Banana Coconut Bread

Banana Coconut Bread
Recipe by Dragon

Come on everyone, sing it with me!
"Let me hear you say .... This bread is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!"
Sorry, I was channeling Gwen Stefani there for a minute. Won't happen again, I promise. :) Still, this banana coconut bread is pretty darn good. Enjoy!

Makes 1 loaf

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 salt
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extra
1 teaspoon coconut extract
3 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup coconut, shredded
1/2 cup walnuts or macadamia nuts (optional)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter and flour 9x5x2 1/2-inch loaf pan.

2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter and blend.

3. Combine eggs, coconut milk, yogurt, vanilla, coconut extract and mashed bananas and add them to the flour mixture. Blend well but don't overmix.

4. Fold in the nuts, coconut and white chocolate into the batter.

5. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan Smooth the top of the batter. Garnish with banana slices and sprinkle with shredded coconut. Spoon

6. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Cool the loaf completely before serving.


Unknown said...

BANANAS! yeahhh

i love bananas too much and always use em in most of my baking...people are probably gonna stop reading my blog simply becos of it ^_^

Anonymous said...

Korgoth Want

Lo said...

Nice call on the B-A-N-A-N-A-S :)
This makes quite the lovely loaf. The only thing that could possibly make it better is a touch of rum. Maybe for dessert?

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I think I would go bananas for this cake!!!!!!

Adam said...

Yup, your inner Gwen is totally right. I love the coconut milk addition. I made banana bread a few posts ago, but never thought to use it. I may have to 'borrow' your idea sometime :)

Anonymous said...

Bananas, coconut, walnuts and white chocolate, all together?! That sounds like a mouthful and super-delish!
I remember having a banana muffin stuffed with walnuts, smothered in white chocolate icing and topped with roasted coconut shavings....

NĂºria said...

A M A Z I N G!!!! It does look super! I wish I could have two slices for my breakfast jam ;D

Darius T. Williams said...

I bet a coconut rum martini would go great on the side with this!


Maria said...

I love the coconut addition! Looks great!

Bunny said...

Oh man would you look at the ingredients in this bread! This is one heck of a sweet bread!

Dragon said...

rita: It's nice to fine another addict. :)

korgoth: I'll send some right over.

lo: Rum! What a great idea!

clumbsy: LOL!

adam: You can borrow it, my friend.

amritac: Super-delish!

nuria: I'll send some right over, too.

darius: Now that sounds great!

maria: Thanks!

bunny: Thanks!

Sunshinemom said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

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