Recipe: Coconut Banana Bread

I haven’t done a recipe post since the New Year because of all the back-to-back style challenges, so here’s the first recipe of the year, which combines two of my favorite things: banana bread and coconut. Recipe adapted from here.

What You Need:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 medium overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes (or shredded coconut)

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside (I used a 9×9 pan, which worked out fine.)

2. Stir together the mashed bananas, coconut milk, oil, sugar and vanilla. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

3. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually mix the dry ingredients with the wet until just combined. Stir in the coconut flakes.

4. Pour batter into pan (I like a lot of coconut, so I sprinkled some of top as well.) Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool completely before slicing.

4 Comments on “Recipe: Coconut Banana Bread”

  1. This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to test this out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Cortney A. says:

    Mmmm banana bread and coconut?! This sounds amazing. I’ll have to try it after March!

    • Salazar says:

      I kept wondering why you have to wait until after March, and then I remembered your Game On diet.

      Actually, you know, if you make it with light coconut milk and whole wheat flour (I did), it can be pretty healthy too. True, it still has tons of sugar and oil, but it’s not like you’re going to eat it all at one go, right?

  3. Megan says:

    Oh yummy! Not a huge fan of banana bread but I LOVE coconut so maybe I should try this out 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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