African Banana Coconut Bake

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

Very simple and delicious recipe, we have had this for breakfast as well as for dessert! This is from Tunisian Desserts Cookbook. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut bananas crosswise into halves.
  3. Cut each half lengthwise into halves and arrange in greased 9-inch pie plate.
  4. Dot with margarine or butter and drizzle with orange and lemon juices.
  5. Sprinkle with brown sugar and coconut.
  6. Bake until coconut is golden, 8 to 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

I had some raisins and dates soaking in orange juice already for a couple days so I used some juice from that and added in the dates and raisins and the coconut and a little coconut juice and raw sugar and let it reduce down. I served over plain yogurt. It's similar to what I do with the soaked fruit except has beautiful baked bananas in it. A definite improvement. Next time I'll try it on some rice pudding or ice cream. Thank you. Made for Ramadan Tag 2011.

Jamilahs_Kitchen August 02, 2011

The flavor was outstanding. The banana and coconut always work well and the tangy orange / lemon is a nice contrast. I was hoping that the juice might cook down a little more. It ended up thin. I think I will try and mash up one of the banana segments into the orange juice before adding to the dish to see if that helps. Thanks ~Leslie~ this was great.

matt_maples May 23, 2011

This was delicious! We ate it atop our pancakes in place of syrup and it was just perfect. I was especially thrilled because I love bananas but can't eat them raw due to a sensitivity. I used SimplyOrange juice with mango which gave it one extra tropical flavor. I only had 3 bananas but didn't cut back on the other ingredients so it was nice and saucy which was great. There's just enough left over to have with ice cream or oatmeal tomorrow. Thanks for posting, Leslie!

kllywlmt March 09, 2014

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