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Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

Our Coconut Banana Bread Recipe is going to be a new favorite with your family. We adore this delish banana bread! Over-ripe bananas are the secret to banana bread and the more over-ripe they are, the better they are in my book! They add that awesome banana flavor plus a lot of moisture to this lovely loaf. Our banana bread delicious-ness will be your new fave! 

It’s Fri-YAY! Which means… It’s Fit Friday! Whooop Whooop! Miss Nichole from  Pure Clean Coaching has got the workout that we need to start our weekend off in the right way.

Our Coconut Banana Bread Recipe is going to be a new favorite with your family--we adore this delish banana bread! by cookingwithruthie.com

Why we love Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

So… if you’ve been with us for a while… you probably know that this banana bread is Gram’s. Gram rocked her cooking show in the 60’s and our blog is in honor of her. 

I’m (Madeliene) even named after her! My middle name is Louise. She died of breast cancer when I was 2 years old. Her legacy lives on through her family members, her recipes, and cooking!

We love sharing her with all of you through her moist and wonderful Banana Bread Recipe!

We love you, Gram!

Our Coconut Banana Bread Recipe is going to be a new favorite with your family--we adore this delish banana bread! by cookingwithruthie.com

How to make Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Coat 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In standing mixer cream butter, add sugar, mix 2-3 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time; beating 1 minute and scrapping with each addition.
  • Add applesauce, lemon juice, coconut flavoring, and mashed bananas; mix to incorporate. 
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and sea salt in bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add all at once to wet, mix just until moistened- okay if lumpy.
  • Evenly spread into prepared pan.
  • Evenly sprinkle top of batter with shredded coconut.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted removes clean.
  • Remove and cool 5 minutes, turn out and complete cooling.
  • Slice and Enjoy!

Our Coconut Banana Bread Recipe is going to be a new favorite with your family--we adore this delish banana bread! by cookingwithruthie.com

Helpful baking tips for higher elevations:

  • If you live 3,000 feet above sea level or more it is considered high elevation and may take longer to cook/bake. 
  • Adjustments are needed for 5000+ feet and above:
  • Reduce baking powder: for each teaspoon, decrease 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Reduce sugar: for each cup, decrease 2 tablespoons.
  • Increase liquid: for each cup, add 2 to 4 tablespoons.
  • Increase oven temperature by 25 degrees F.
  • Check if it is done a little early.
  • This takes some trial and error to get it right for you.

Learn more HERE

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Fit Friday with Nichole 

I have the rainy day blahs! The rainy day blahs make it hard to get myself motivated to run. I don’t know about the rest of you, but spring days with hints of summer get me excited for the sun and when we have days without all excitement, energy and motivation go right out the door. When the clouds come rolling in I have found that running circuits are perfect. I do short bursts of weights and cardio, only gearing up for one thing at a time.

Which brings us to this week’s workout. I am in the middle of race training, which means I have miles to get done. Instead of thinking through miles, dreading the yucky weather or the mindless treadmill, I am chunking up the run and throwing in some resistance work.

 
Yield: 10

Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

Coconut Banana Bread is going to be a new favorite with your family! Delish!! www.cookingwithruthie.com

Our Coconut Banana Bread Recipe is going to be a new favorite with your family--we adore this delish banana bread!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 large overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flavoring
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup applesauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In standing mixer cream butter, add sugar, mix 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time; beating 1 minute and scrapping with each addition.
  5. Add applesauce, lemon juice, coconut flavoring, and mashed bananas; mix to incorporate. 
  6. Combine flour, baking soda, and sea salt in bowl and whisk to combine.
  7. Add all at once to wet, mix just until moistened- okay if lumpy.
  8. Evenly spread into prepared pan.
  9. Evenly sprinkle top of batter with shredded coconut.
  10. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted removes clean.
  11. Remove and cool 5 minutes, turn out and complete cooling.
  12. Slice and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 296mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 5g

More Banana Bread Recipes

Coconut Banana Bread Recipe is fabulous for your over ripe bananas!

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Love Always,

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  1. Lucy Beliveau says:

    Hello! Your tribute to your Dear Grandmother is touching and so kind. Itโ€™s hard to find someone who honors their elders like you do and you are to be commended for doing so! I love to bake so I canโ€™t wait to make this delicious Coconut Banana Bread about which you have so raved!! My husband loves to cook and bake as well so he may get to making some before I do! Who knows? Thank you for sharing such a lovely recipe and for putting out such a wonderful blog!
    Enjoy your weekend! Lucy

    • Madeliene says:

      Thank you so much, Lucy, for the blog love and your sweet sweet comment! Please let us know how you like the Coconut Banana Bread once you and your husband make it and try it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Joyce Malanga says:

    1 star
    where is the applesauce?

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