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5 from 2 votes

Coconut Banana Bread

The familiar flavor of sweet banana bread with bits of coconut and coconut flavor swirled throughout this amazing quick bread!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bake, bananas, coconut, Coconut Banana Bread, vegetarian
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 178kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 1 cup flour, whole wheat
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 large egg
  • 3 medium banana
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain, low-fat
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; flour the pan and set aside.
  • Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife, then add to a large bowl.
  • Add baking soda and salt to the flour, then whisk to combine.
  • Place sugar and butter into a separate mixing bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time to the sugar mixture, beating well after each addition.
  • Peel bananas and mash with the back of a fork.
  • Add mashed banana, yogurt, lime juice, and vanilla to the mixing bowl and beat again until well blended.
  • Add flour mixture to the mixing bowl; beat at low speed just until moistened. Fold in 1/2 cup coconut.
  • Spoon batter into the prepared pan, and sprinkle extra coconut on top. Using the back of a spoon, gently press without mixing in.
  • Bake for  up to 1 hour, checking at 45 minutes.  A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean when done.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g