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Banana Coconut Loaf

Banana Coconut LoafA delicious, moist and flavorful banana bread with coconut and a hint of almond.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  2. In large bowl combine flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, salt and walnuts; set aside.
  3. In another large mixing bowl beat eggs until light and frothy. Add sugar and melted butter, mixing well. Stir in mashed banana and almond extract.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir just to combine. Do not over mix.
  5. Spoon into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on wire rack. Wrap tightly to store.

Makes 1 loaf, or 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): 264.8 calories; 42% calories from fat; 12.9g total fat; 55.6mg cholesterol; 259.1mg sodium; 129.6mg potassium; 35.1g carbohydrates; 1.4g fiber; 19.2g sugar; 33.7g net carbs; 3.8g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.