Toasted Coconut Banana Bread

Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a great day. Mine is definitely off to a great start. It’s beautiful warm, breezy day here in South Florida so I had my breakfast outside on the back patio this morning. It was really quiet and relaxing πŸ™‚ While I was out there I was trying to brainstorm something I could bake up using bananas. We have a TON here at the house right now, most of which are almost entirely brown. Overly ripe bananas = banana bread, of course!

I scoured the cabinets trying to find some inspiration as to what I could add to the bread. I noticed a bag of shredded coconut hiding in the back of one of them and I thought that would be a great addition. I then remembered that I picked up a bottle of Watkin’s coconut extract not too long ago for another recipe. I knew I could utilize that as well!

I decided to lightly toast the coconut in this recipe to really bring out the coconut flavor and it really made all the difference! It adds a bit of crunch, too.

Toasted Coconut Banana Bread

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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You Will Need:

  • 3-4 Very Ripe Bananas
  • 1/3 Cup Butter, Melted
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
  • 1/2 Tsp Coconut Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup Sugar (depending on your preference)
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut, Shredded
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt


    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or butter a 4×8 inch loaf pan.
    2. Place your shredded coconut on an ungreased baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and set aside.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, add your peeled bananas and mash with a fork until little to no lumps remain.
    4. Add butter, sugar, egg and both extracts. Stir until combined.
    5. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over mixture. Add in flour, and stir until thoroughly mixed. Fold in toasted coconut.
    6. Add your mixture to your loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.
    7. Let cool on a wire rack for 10-20 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

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20 thoughts on “Toasted Coconut Banana Bread

  1. Hey Amber, this looks divine (and just a touch more sophisticated than regular banana bread I guess). Great blog (I came across it because of taylor’s link at her blog peas romaine calm). Oh and congrats on the award of course, you deserve it!
    Greetings from the student kitchen,

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    1. Hey, Johanna! Thank you so much for your kind words! Comments like this make my day πŸ™‚ Great to hear you came from Taylor’s site, she has great content too! Thank you for stopping by.

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