Coconut Banana Loaf (Bread)

Treat yourself to this super moist and truly scrumptious Coconut Banana Loaf (Bread) that has all the yummy notes of coconut, tangy lemons, and sweet Bananas!

 

 

There can never be enough Banana Bread/Loaf versions as far as I am concerned. I know as I already have at least 3 versions on this blog….yes, we do love Banana bread!

This time, I thought I’ll give it some tropical touch. I still used my old go-to Best Banana Bread recipe as the basic foundation though I tweaked it a little to adjust to the addition of shredded Coconut and Coconut Oil.

 

 

The result as you can see is a delicious one – a subtle hint of coconut flavoring, notes of lemon tanginess, and of course sweetness from the truly ripe bananas!

And can you see how moist it is? I made sure I took a close-up of the bread so you can see how truly moist and scrumptious it is!

 

Treat yourself to this super moist and truly scrumptious Coconut Banana Loaf (Bread) that has all the yummy notes of coconut, tangy lemons and sweet Bananas! | manilaspoon.com

 

Surely, this competes with the original Best Banana Bread – if you fancy coconut anyway! Please enjoy!

 

 

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INGREDIENTS FOR COCONUT BANANA LOAF

  • All-purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Shredded and unsweetened Coconut
  • Butter (use unsalted and softened at room temperature)
  • Coconut Oil (optional)
  • Sugar
  • Eggs (room temperature)
  • Bananas (use the very ripe spotted ones)
  • Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Grated zest of 1 Lemon

*To soften the butter, take it out of the fridge and bring it to room temperature about an hour before you need it.  In case that’s not possible here’s a good link on how to soften a butter quicker. If you can’t wait, simply use melted butter.

Procedure

Preheat the oven to 350 F . Lightly grease a 9×5 loaf pan (preferably a light-colored one, if you have it), and then line it with parchment paper. Set aside.

Using a wire whisk, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, shredded coconut, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the softened butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture and mix just until combined.

Note: If you don’t want to use the mixer, simply melt the butter and mix by hand.

Peel and mash the bananas. If you wish you can put the bananas in a food processor to hasten the process. 

Add the mashed bananas to the egg mixture and continue to beat until smooth. Pour in the lemon juice, grated zest, and coconut oil (if using). Beat just until combined.

Slowly stir in the flour mixture just until everything is combined. Pour into the lined loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!

Note: A darker pan will produce a darker looking bread but it won’t affect the taste.

 

Treat yourself to this super moist and truly scrumptious Coconut Banana Loaf (Bread) that has all the yummy notes of coconut, tangy lemons and sweet Bananas! | manilaspoon.com

 

If you like what you see and would like to receive new recipe updates, we’d love you to subscribe to our posts or join our site.

Needless to say, we’d love you to like us on Facebook too where you can get more recipes and updates. Thanks and happy browsing!

 

Treat yourself to this super moist and truly scrumptious Coconut Banana Loaf (Bread) that has all the yummy notes of coconut, tangy lemons and sweet Bananas! | manilaspoon.com

 

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COCONUT BANANA LOAF (OR BREAD)

Treat yourself to this super moist and truly scrumptious Coconut Banana Loaf (Bread) that has all the yummy notes of coconut, tangy lemons, and sweet Bananas!

Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine American, Filipino
Keyword banana and coconut bread, coconut banana bread, coconut banana loaf, easy recipe coconut banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 4 oz unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 bananas, very ripe (ones with spotted peels would work well)
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • grated zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F . Lightly grease a 9×5 loaf pan (preferably a light-colored one, if you have it), and then line it with parchment paper. Set aside.

    Using a wire whisk, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, shredded coconut, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

  2. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the softened butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture and mix just until combined.

    NOTE: If you don’t want to use the mixer, simply melt the butter and mix by hand.

  3. Peel and mash the bananas. If you wish you can put the bananas in a food processor to hasten the process. 

    Add the mashed bananas to the egg mixture and continue to beat until smooth. Pour in the lemon juice, grated zest, and coconut oil (if using). Beat just until combined.

  4. Slowly stir in the flour mixture just until everything is combined. Pour into the lined loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

    Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

TIPS & TRICKS

*To soften the butter, take it out of the fridge and bring it to room temperature about an hour before you need it.  In case that’s not possible here’s a good link on how to soften a butter quicker. If you can’t wait, simply use melted butter.

I use an elongated and thinner loaf pan which makes baking time for the bread shorter - about 45-50 minutes in my oven. If you are using a regular or wider loaf pan, please adjust the time accordingly. Not all oven temps and heating are the same so your baking time may be slightly different than mine so use a tester to see if the loaf is fully baked in the middle.

A darker pan will produce a darker looking bread but it won’t affect the taste.

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12 Comments

  1. December 4, 2016 / 6:39 am

    Have to agree totally with your opening statement – 'There can never be enough Banana Bread/Loaf versions….' I love Banana bread and as I also love coconut in its guises this is a recipe I'll definitely be trying.

  2. May 28, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Looks yummy , will try this!

  3. August 1, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    This accompanied our breakfast this morning-I added vanilla extract, cinnamon and walnuts-delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Kitty
    January 19, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Hi
    I love ur coconut banana loaf n look forward to more cakes n Cookies recipe

  5. Virginia Foster
    June 5, 2019 / 3:50 pm

    First load didn’t thoroughly cook, but was yummy! Going to try again tonight!

    • abigail
      Author
      June 7, 2019 / 12:45 pm

      Hey Virginia, you need to cook it until the tester inserted in the middle comes out clear. Since oven temps vary, simply adjust the baking time. Thanks and glad you liked it.

  6. Dionne
    January 27, 2021 / 4:49 pm

    5 stars
    I can’t believe how moist this coconut banana loaf looks. Fantastic texture – just the way I like it!

  7. Jacque Hastert
    January 27, 2021 / 5:15 pm

    5 stars
    Love the combination of flavors in this simple banana bread! I would have never thought to add coconut or lemon to the traditional banana bread, but this has me intrigued!

  8. Beth Sachs
    January 27, 2021 / 5:25 pm

    5 stars
    I love a banana coconut flavour combination and this loaf cake looks so moist.

  9. Jamie
    January 27, 2021 / 5:51 pm

    5 stars
    I love the combination of coconuts and bananas! It’s such a great, moist cake with tons of tropical flavor! It also makes my house smell amazing.

  10. Alex
    January 27, 2021 / 6:41 pm

    5 stars
    OMG!! I love bananas and coconuts! Great combination! Looks soooo delicious!

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