fong's kitchen: Coconut-Banana Loaf

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Coconut-Banana Loaf

I don't know what my bananas have been up to. They appear to have been getting themselves in to a bit of trouble. One day they're green... the next day they're all beat-up and bruised.

Batches upon batches of banana muffins have been flying out of my kitchen for weeks. And y'know what? I've had it-- I'm sick of banana bread.

This recipe will take care of one pesky spotted banana and  leave you with a sweet coconut bread, with only a hint of banana.

Coconut-Banana Loaf

- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda

- beat butter and sugars together, mix in egg and remaining wet ingredients
- in a seperate bowl mix the dry stuff: flour, baking soda and salt
- combine the wet and dry and mix in the coconut flakes
- with the oven at 350 bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour


  1. I love coconut, what a beautiful bread!

  2. Ooh, coconut sounds amazing in this bread!

  3. Very unique combination of flavors! Sounds delicious!

  4. I love the sound of coconut and banana bread, this definitely looks like the perfect use for over-ripe bananas!