Coconut Banana Bread


Finally I found the best banana bread.  I have made and have posted banana breads in the past.  But this time, I think I nailed it.  I have been looking for banana bread that is soft, moist but firm and that is what I got out of this recipe.  I think the coconut I added had made some miracle.  Flaked coconut is dry but has bit oil in them.  So it adds softness to the bread instead of getting sticky banana bread.  I got this recipe from but changed the ingredients according to my taste.  Also the original recipe called for 1 cup white sugar.  I halved it and replaced with brown sugar which still has a lot of sweetness.



  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and grease lightly
  • In a bowl sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
  • In a large bowl lightly beat eggs. Add sugar, oil, and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.
  • Mix in mashed banana and coconut
  • Now fold in sifted flour in batches and mix with a wire whisk until well combined. Mix in nuts and cranberries
  • Transfer dough to the prepared pan and bake in the middle rack for about an hour or until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Source: adapted and slightly modified from website

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