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Banana Macaroon Trifle

A chewy homemade macaroon mixture takes the place traditionally held by cake in this trifle from Barbara Keith. "sometimes I serve the sweet treat in individual cups," shares the Faucett, Missouri reader. No time to bake? Use store-bought macaroons instead.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 to 4 small firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition (mixture will appear curdled). Stir in coconut.
  • Spread in a well-greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely; crumble. Set aside 1/4 cup for topping.
  • Just before serving, toss bananas with pineapple juice. In a 2-1/2-qt. serving bowl, layer a third of the macaroon crumbs, whipped topping and bananas. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 300 calories, 12g fat (10g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • crabbylady
    Feb 6, 2012

    I made this to take to a church dinner and everyone enjoyed this trifle. They was none left.

  • l.everett
    Jul 19, 2010

    This was a good recipe but I modified it slightly. I made a package of banana pudding and added it to the layers. I think next time I will use two packages. Was very good, it tasted like a mixture of a banana and coconut cream pie.

  • chlorea
    Jul 15, 2010

    This is a delicious dessert that is perfect for birthdays, anniverseries, even something as simple as a girls night out.I give this a total thumbs up!

  • PenneyPike
    Apr 23, 2010

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  • TeiLea
    Apr 13, 2010

    I have made this recipe over and over - in fact, I often "get in trouble" if I don't bring it to family dinners! It is easy and delicious and I very seldom have leftovers. However, I don't recommend using store bought macaroons. This homemade mix is great!

  • Teija Lea
    Apr 13, 2010

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    Aug 2, 2009

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  • Cryket
    Jul 6, 2009

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