Coconut Banana Bread

1
Teresa Jacobson

By
@foundmyzen

I love this variation of banana bread. The coconut oil and coconut make it so fragrant when baking and while you're eating it---mmmmmm. It freezes well too.

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Serves:
2 (8x4) loaves
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 large
    bananas, ripe
  • 1 1/2 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 c
    organic coconut oil, melted
  • 3 large
    eggs
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c
    plain greek yogurt, low fat
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh ground flax seed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/4 c
    sliced almonds, divided (optional)

How to Make Coconut Banana Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray 2 (8x4) loaf pans with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mash ripe bananas well. Blend in brown sugar. (*NOTE-- melt coconut oil in microwave just until liquid; stir in more until desired amount--- Coconut oil has LOW melting point!) Slowly beat in melted coconut oil. It may get lumpy as oil cools-- that's ok; stir well. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and yogurt until blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, fresh ground flax, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to egg mixture and stir just until blended. Fold in 1 cup coconut. Divide evenly into prepared pans; sprinkle each with remaining coconut and almonds.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 55 minutes or until toothpick tests done. Allow to cool before serving.

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About Coconut Banana Bread

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Fat




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