Coconut Banana Bread 1 comment

I found this recipe over at Life With Garnish and I have raving reviews from my family on this bread, it has a delicate sweetness, a touch of coconut flavor and the all the moistness in a good banana bread.

12-15-2014 My Recipe Was Featured On Katherine’s Corner Make it Monday

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Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: I made 2 Regular bread pans

I like cinnamon and added 1 tsp to the recipe and Im adding 1 tbsp of coconut oil for moistness


  • For the bread
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, (about 2 bananas)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp coconut extract
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp sweetened flaked coconut, divided
  • For Glaze
  • 2 tbsp sweetened flaked coconut
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ tbsp 1/2 & 1/2 or cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl add the sugar and butter. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. Blend in the banana, yogurt, milk, and extracts.
  6. Add the flour mixture, mixing until just moist.
  7. Fold in the ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut.
  8. Pour batter into a 9 x 5 –inch loaf pan that has been coated with cooking spray.
  9. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp flaked coconut on tops of bread before baking
  10. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  11. Cool 10 minutes, in pan, on wire rack. Remove from pan.
  12. Drizzle with glaze.
  13. For the glaze
  14. In a small bowl, stir together the flaked coconut and powdered sugar.
  15. Whisk in the milk.
  16. Drizzle over warm bread.


The recipe originally says to bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, but I use 2 pans and baked only 45 minutes, checking that when toothpick inserted came out dry.

You can also bake in smaller pans, I used 4 for the recipe.

Original Recipe:

The only thing I did not do was to make the glaze for this recipe, next time I will. Bananas on the counter are calling for me to make this Coconut Banana Bread this week. I love baking but have cut back a bit, every recipe that catches my eye I have been making, and the calories are getting my waistline. Wish I had one of those Calorie Wands to whisk wave away the calories. Kitchen Witch??

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