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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves


  • 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 sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 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 8x4-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.

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  • JaniceBaer
    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!

  • VictoriaElaine
    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!

  • manga
    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.

  • jaya
    Apr 21, 2012

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  • BecciJean
    Dec 31, 2011

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

  • Bonnette23
    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!

  • StephanieMoore
    Nov 14, 2010

    Was very delicious! im not a big fan of banana bread but i love the coconut and white chocolate in this recipe...i would very much recommend this...although it darkens quickly...70 minutes i think is too long..after it cools it would be as hard as a rock! take it out right before its done...itll still bake in the pan after its removed from the oven.

  • mochiato
    Feb 26, 2010

    this is a keeper! amazing banana bread!!!

  • moccasin1974
    Oct 17, 2006

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