Banana Coconut Bread

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photo by Tinkerbell photo by Tinkerbell
photo by Tinkerbell
photo by Tinkerbell photo by Tinkerbell
Ready In:
2hrs 10mins
Ingredients:
14
Yields:
1 loaf
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Heat rum and place in bowl with currants 1 hour.
  • In separate bowl, sift together flour, sal, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup of the coconut.
  • In a large bowl, cream vegetable shortening and brown sugar till combined.
  • Add eggs and beat well.
  • Stir in buttermilk, banana and currant mixture.
  • Combine well.
  • Add flour mixture and stir till just combined.
  • Spoon batter into greased loaf pan 9"x5"x2 3/4".
  • Sprinkle with remaining coconut and bake in preheated 350 F degree oven 60 to 70 minutes or till don .

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Reviews

  1. Tinkerbell
    I hated making substitutions, but I didn't have rum or currants. I used Applejack brandy & cranberries instead. The bread smelled divine in the oven! It came out a perfect, nicely risen loaf that was sweet & moist. I'll be keeping this recipe around & buying me some Cpt. Morgan's. Thanks for sharing Susie! UPDATE: I have now made this recipe several times, but until today was unable to find currents. My mom is in town visiting for the holiday & she wanted to try this recipe. We lucked out finding one box of currents & soaked them in brandy, subbed the buttermilk with sour cream & still this bread is moist, delicious & I now LOVE the currents!
     
  2. Leisa loves to cook
    Just made this last night. My husband is in love with this. I too substituted sour cream for the buttermilk and it turned out to be very moist and delicious. Thanks for posting!
     
  3. Pamella 2
    If Heaven has a smell, this is it! It also tastes as good as it smells! The calories are worth a splurge, but hard not to go back for seconds!
     
  4. racrgal
    I was looking for a recipe for overripe bananas when I stumbled across this jewel. I substituted something I always have, craisins, for something I never have, currents. I also didn't have time to make a loaf so used muffin tins and baked for 20 min. The results were excellent! Another Zaar keeper.
     
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  1. Leisa loves to cook
    Just made this last night. My husband is in love with this. I too substituted sour cream for the buttermilk and it turned out to be very moist and delicious. Thanks for posting!
     
  2. Tinkerbell
    I hated making substitutions, but I didn't have rum or currants. I used Applejack brandy & cranberries instead. The bread smelled divine in the oven! It came out a perfect, nicely risen loaf that was sweet & moist. I'll be keeping this recipe around & buying me some Cpt. Morgan's. Thanks for sharing Susie! UPDATE: I have now made this recipe several times, but until today was unable to find currents. My mom is in town visiting for the holiday & she wanted to try this recipe. We lucked out finding one box of currents & soaked them in brandy, subbed the buttermilk with sour cream & still this bread is moist, delicious & I now LOVE the currents!
     

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