Coconut banana bread


When bananas go to the wrong side of the bowl and ask the other fruit to kindly give them a wee hand out… that’s when you need to catch them. When they’re embarrassing.

Coconut banana bread

1/2 cup* vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups self rising flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 medium overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1 cup light coconut milk (I used coconut cream because it’s sooo good)
1 cup dessicated coconut

*If you don’t have measuring cups, get some. If you’re anything like me and use Pinterest like a vision of a better life and if you want to stand a chance of recreating all those beautiful food images, most of which are from American blogs, get measuring cups. it’s just easier.


Preheat the oven to 170°C. Lightly grease a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan and set aside.

In the bowl using a wooden spoon mix the oil and sugar.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Stir in the vanilla extract.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.  In a separate bowl mash together the mashed banana and the coconut milk.
Gradually mix in the dry ingredients alternately with the wet ingredients.  Start and end with the dry mixture.  Mix until just combined then stir in the coconut and pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the loaf comes out clean.  Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing. (Or just try to slice it hot cause you can’t wait).

Recipe from here with very slight variations.




    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 2:39 pm

      It was really really good – think I maybe even loved it more than regular banana bread (my personal birthday cake choice for many childhood years – still no-one makes it like my mama)

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 2:43 pm

      It is, I promise

  1. 23 Oct / 1:14 pm

    I love baking, so this is a GREAT recipe, and I am sure my kids will LOVE it!!!!!Nice photos as well!!!!!

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 2:43 pm

      I’m sure they will – if they get any!

  2. 23 Oct / 1:31 pm

    Gosh, this looks yummy…and it has bananas and coconut. I think I would devour the whole thing in 5 minutes flat. Yes, I’m greedy.

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 2:44 pm

      This is not a place of judgment kiki – there is no shame here… I could probably do it in 4

  3. 23 Oct / 2:24 pm

    Oh wow COCONUT banana bread!! Genius!

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 2:45 pm

      couldn’t wait to try it as soon as I found the recipe! didn’t let me down 🙂

  4. 23 Oct / 3:42 pm

    Banana bread is one of my favorite treats! This looks wonderful.

    <3 Melissa

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 3:53 pm

      I can pretty much guarantee you will like this one then!

  5. 23 Oct / 4:12 pm

    Oh wow, you left your bananas sitting there way longer than I usually manage! I have bookmarked this for the next time mine go a bit odd, as I have not thought of putting coconut in banana bread before, and it looks delicious!

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 4:20 pm

      I think mine MAY have been left a little too long… still worked though!

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 7:05 pm

      So glad you like it! Let me know how you get on.x

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 7:04 pm

      It is! Made on Saturday and all gone by Monday…

  6. Gaylesbury
    23 Oct / 8:46 pm

    I can vouch for the absolute yummy-ness of this loaf – and it must count as one of your 5-a-day?! It was delicious!!! Gayle(sbury) x

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 8:57 pm

      definitely gaylesbury 🙂

  7. 23 Oct / 9:25 pm

    I must try! This looks really delicious! xo 🙂 Enjoy your week.

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 10:46 pm

      thank you and you too.x

  8. 23 Oct / 10:15 pm

    ohh yumm! i am so making this. its gunna be hard to beat mum’s though..

    • Thankfifi
      23 Oct / 10:46 pm

      and mine too – can’t beat it, just different 😉

  9. 25 Oct / 9:21 pm

    This looks TOO yummy!! I am going to have to give this a go (when my oven starts working again….hmmm!)

    You are quite the baking goddess Wendy!

    MB x

    • Thankfifi
      25 Oct / 10:27 pm

      I try my best Monica! My oven was broken for about 3 weeks and it was my nightmare – aside from no baking, no M&S dine in for £10 meals either 😉

    • Thankfifi
      26 Oct / 4:45 pm

      mmm 🙂

  10. 28 Oct / 8:52 pm

    Yum! That looks absolutely delicious! I love banana cake, so will definitely be giving this a go next weekend x

    • Thankfifi
      29 Oct / 5:16 pm

      if you love banana cake I am sure you will love this – let me know how you get on with it.x

    • Thankfifi
      29 Oct / 5:17 pm

      so glad you liked it! and how nice that you are in glasgow too 🙂

  11. Dan Lambden
    17 Apr / 3:37 pm

    I just made this last night. It was so easy to do. Brilliant. I was scoffed up in about 30seconds in the office today. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

    • Thankfifi
      17 Apr / 7:34 pm

      So glad you liked it! I’ll need to make it for the girls in my work too 🙂

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