Coconut Banana Bread Recipe
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Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

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White chocolate is the wonderfully different addition to this tropical-tasting bread. The moist slices are so scrumptious, they disappear as soon as I serve them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 medium)
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 189 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a bowl, combine butter and sugar; mix well. Add eggs and extracts; beat on high speed until thickened. Stir in bananas. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to banana mixture. Fold in the chocolate, coconut and pecans. Transfer to two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 70-75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Coconut Banana Bread in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p18

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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"This was absolutely delicious. However, like others have stated, the baking duration is much too long. I didn't have it in for the full 70 min, but rather 60 min, and it was still quite crispy around the edges. Next time I will bake for 50 min and just check on it to see if it needs to be in longer. Overall though, the taste was wonderful!"

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"This bread is deliciously moist! Mine was done in 55 minutes. I used a cup of white chocolate chips in place of the white baking chocolate. Also used walnuts instead of pecans. Next time I will add more of both!"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"I didn't think this bread was exceptional. I didn't get much taste of the coconut or the rum etract. After reading one of the reviews on the bake time, I cut it back to 55 minutes and it still overbaked."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Loved it! My husband said it was the best bread ever. Easy to make with great results."

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"This is by far the best banana bread I have ever made. I swapped macadamia nuts for the pecans and won 1st place with it at our county fair. I think the judges one word comment sums it up: AWSOME!"

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