Banana Coconut Tea Bread

Recipe by Linda Joyce
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in milk, lemon juice, and almond extract.
  • Sift flour again into mixing bowl along with baking powder, soda, and salt; mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in bananas; fold in toasted coconut.
  • Pour into a well-greased loaf pan (5 x 9 inches).
  • Bake in a moderate oven 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan a few minutes; turn out on wire rack to continue cooling.
  • After the loaf is cool, wrap tightly and let it mellow for several days to enhance the flavor. Worth the wait!
  • Makes one loaf.
  • NOTE: To toast coconut sprinkle on a baking sheet and place in a moderate oven 350°F or under broiler until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.