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Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

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 YIELD: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 sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 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 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. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

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

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JaniceBaer User ID: 1723673 35109
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!"

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 85735
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!"

manga User ID: 4211076 34398
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."

BecciJean User ID: 6432410 204051
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

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

Bonnette23 User ID: 4903706 84348
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!"

StephanieMoore User ID: 5505149 28347
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1556232 85721
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2010

"this is a keeper! amazing banana bread!!!"

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