Coconut Banana Bread “Take Two” 7 comments

Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Banana Bread
I found this recipe a year ago over on *Life With Garnish but after making it a few times and experimenting, I made a few adjustments; Take Two-They include adding cinnamon, some coconut oil for more moistness and coconut on top before baking. Coco Nut BreadI also bake now in small bread pans so I can freeze and take out when needed for company, I pop in the microwave and warm like a roll, tastes fresh baked. This is one of my favorite banana bread recipes along with my Six Banana Recipe 
Coconut Banana Bread

Serving Size: 2 Large Bread Pans or 4 Small Bread Pans

I like cinnamon and added 1 tsp to the recipe and Im adding 1 tbsp of coconut oil for moistness


  • For the bread
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, (about 2 bananas)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp coconut extract
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp sweetened flaked coconut, divided
  • For Glaze
  • 2 tbsp sweetened flaked coconut
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ tbsp 1/2 & 1/2 or cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl add the sugar and butter. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. Blend in the banana, yogurt, milk, and extracts.
  6. Add the flour mixture, mixing until just moist.
  7. Fold in the ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut.
  8. Pour batter into a 9 x 5 –inch loaf pan that has been coated with cooking spray.
  9. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp flaked coconut on tops of bread before baking
  10. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  11. Cool 10 minutes, in pan, on wire rack. Remove from pan.
  12. Drizzle with glaze.
  13. For the glaze
  14. In a small bowl, stir together the flaked coconut and powdered sugar.
  15. Whisk in the milk.
  16. Drizzle over warm bread.


The recipe originally says to bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, but I use 2 pans and baked only 45 minutes, checking that when toothpick inserted came out dry. And you can also bake in smaller pans, I used 4 for the recipe.


Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Banana Bread

 This bread makes a great presentation, what do you think?
This recipe has some goodness in it like the yogurt and coconut oil, I like using some good ingredients for a healthy treat.

Everyone in my house likes all the ingredients, funny and I’ve mentioned this before, “I read recipes, like most people read stories”! The first thing I do is dissect the recipe, first for the ingredients then the ease of preparation. And this recipe goes together quick, I can mix it up in about 10 minutes and pop it in the oven.

I always try and bake when the oven is on for a dinner, lets face it, who likes heating up the oven twice

Original Recipe Life With Garnish


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