Yummy! I had some very overripe bananas to use up and this sounded like the perfect recipe. The bread was moist and delicious. We really loved the added chewiness from the toasted coconut. I made as written, except that I used 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1/4 tsp. banana extract, and 1/4 tsp. coconut extract. I like to use these extracts to help boost the flavor of the bread. Thank you for sharing! **Made for 2013 Football Pool week #5**
A moist tasty bread that rose so much it hit the heating element in my little oven lol. The toasted coconut does add a delightful flavor and texture to this nice bread, which is not overly sweet but is sweet enough to be very satisfying. I made using 3 bananas and could not find canned coconut so toasted 3 ounces unsweetened coconut and used a very heaping ½ cup sugar to offset the not having sweetened coconut. Bottom line we liked and will be making again, thanks for the post.
I made this bread as two small loaves in parchment-lined mini loaf pans. Half of the granulated sugar was replaced with dark brown sugar and I also added 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg. Half of the banana was subbed with coconut milk to give a more tropical flavor. I used coconut oil for "cooking" oil and the final 10 minutes of baking garnished the top of the loaf with grated coconut. Enjoyed for teatime yesterday. Prepared for CQ3.
A nice bread and very easy to make. I liked the fact it wasn't overly sweet, but I thought it was also a bit too plain. Next time I'd add an extra teaspoon of vanilla, as well as a teaspoon of cinnamon. Thanks for posting.
Loved this bread!! I made this exactly as written, except I added a bit of toasted pecans and based on another review, I added a heaping 1/2 cup of sugar, but feel I probably would have been happy with just the 1/2 cup. I had unsweetened flaked coconut, that was easily toasted in the oven in less than 5 minutes and made the house smell wonderful. I had a slice warm out of the oven with some butter and then later I toasted a slice to go with my brunch and both ways were delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Quest 2016.
I really like the addition of coconut in this banana bread and it was a nice change from my regular banana bread. Had nice crumb and moistness, except next time I think I'll add a tad more of sugar. It rose perfectly too! It was also great toasted with a pat of butter in the morning. Yum. Thank you JackieOhNo! for sharing.
Very good bread! I tagged this bread to use up some coconut, so I probably didn't use as much as the recipe called for -- but still very good. I also made mini-loaves with this recipe cooking the loaves 50 minutes. Recipe made 3 mini-loaves -- perfect for the freezer for another day. Thanks for sharing!