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Banana Coconut Loaf Recipe

Banana Coconut Loaf

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"A very attractive loaf, and a flavor to match."

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Original recipe makes 1 -9x5 inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Mix together flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chopped walnuts, and cherries.
  2. Break eggs in a mixing bowl, and beat until light and frothy. Add sugar and melted butter or margarine. Beat well. Stir in mashed banana and flavoring. Add flour mixture, and stir just to combine. Spoon into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes, and remove from pan. Cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2008

This is just delightful! I didn't change a thing, only using pecans instead of walnuts, and I'm so glad I made the recipe as is, ignoring other suggestions and substitutions by other reviewers. This is just delicious, prettily specked with the red cherries and brown nuts and flecked with the coconut. So different from the same ol' banana bread and a nice change. It's moist and flavorful, with a real comfort food quality about it. Set your timer at less than the full hour--my loaf was done at 50 minutes. You can always add more time, but you can't undo it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 16, 2003

The flavor was good but the loaf stuck to the inside bottom of the pan (pan was greased & floured) and broke apart as I removed it prom the pan. Will not make this again.

Jun 16, 2003

Mmmmmm.. this is the best banana bread i have ever had!! it is SO moist and flavorful!! i did make some changes though.. subbed half the butter for applesauce, traded the cherries for strawberries (i had no cherries), and used brown sugar for half of the white.. also added a little vanilla =) TWO THUMBS UP!

Apr 23, 2003

Great bread but the first time I baked it it was a bit dry so I added 1/2 cup of applesauce the next time and that made it perfect. So consider adding extra moisture.

Apr 23, 2003

I used pineapple instead of cherries and added more coconut. I think I might try macadamias instead of walnuts next time. This was superb!

Jul 23, 2003

Big hit at our Mother's Day brunch!

Apr 23, 2003

Very tasty and kids loved it as well when I added choc. chips and left out the cherries.

Aug 29, 2002

This was very good. The taste was excellent. It is definitely a keeper!!


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  • Calories
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 286 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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