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Coconut Banana Bread

 Coconut Banana Bread
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.
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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 King Arthur Unbleached 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 189 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 157 mg sodium,

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Coconut Banana Bread (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.