Saturday, October 5

Coconut Banana Bread // A Saturday Sweet Treat

this post is part of my 31 Day series. here is the beginning

I kind of love banana bread. And by kind of, I mean with my whole heart. It's something my mom used to make a lot when we were kids and it reminds me of my childhood home whenever I eat a toasted slice spread with peanut butter. Yum!
This recipe was adapted from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. Instead of using white flour, I used whole wheat flour. And instead of regular cooking oil or butter, I used a half cup of coconut oil! Oh man, it was so moist, and had a sweet, subtle coconut taste. You gotta try it! Here, I'll tell you how to make your own batch:

Coconut Banana Bread

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup bananas, mashed (about 5 medium)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil

Turn the oven on to 350*. Grease the bottom of one 9x5x3in pan, or two 71/2x31/2x2in pans. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Set aside.

For the wet ingredients, I whip out my NutriBullet! This helps get the bananas creamy and combine everything super smooth. No NutriBullet? Try this with your blender! Either way, just do a couple pulses, so the eggs don't get too whipped up. Or, you can totally go the traditional route and mash with a fork ;) Once it's smooth, add to dry ingredients. Stir just until everything is moistened, not too much.

Spoon batter in to pan(s) and bake for 55-60 for 9in pan, 40-45 mins for 71/2in pans.

Now, the recipe says to wait until the next day to serve but I can't usually wait that long so..what the heck. Grab a spoon full of peanut butter and have at it!

I hope you like the coconut oil substitute! If you make your own banana bread, I'd love to hear how it goes!



  1. Ohhh, buddy! A wee bit of coconut flavor? I'm sold. Did you use the Trader Joe's brand of coconut oil?

    1. Yeah! TJs! It's so good, man..try it! Or else next time I'll share ;)


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