Taste of the Islands Banana bread

Joan Penney


I love banana bread and coconut, the two flavors combined are pure bliss!


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
25 Min


  • 1/2 c
    coconut oil
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
    turbinado sugar
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    banana (overripe) mashed
  • 1 c
    coconut milk
  • 3/4 c
    pecans (toasted and chopped)
  • 3/4 c
    flaked coconut (toasted)

How to Make Taste of the Islands Banana bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease pans (for ease spray with cooking spray). I made 6 miniature loaves and 24 mini muffins
  2. You will need four bowls to prepare this recipe.
    First bowl: combine coconut oil and sugars. Mix well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract.
  3. Second bowl: Whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Third bowl: Mash bananas (I use a potato masher or the mixer) and combine with the coconut milk.
  5. Fourth bowl: Gradually mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Stir in the pecans and coconut.
  6. Pour the batter in the prepared pan(s). The miniature loaves baked for 26 min. The mini muffins baked for 15 min. Allow to cool for 5 min. before turning out.

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About Taste of the Islands Banana bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #coconut #banana

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