Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Coconut banana bread ♥

I made coconut banana bread for you this week.  If I could, I would wrap a loaf up for each and every one of you and send it to your doorstep wrapped with a big red bow. Wouldn't that be nice?  Better than a heating bill or an advertisement.  I'm getting too many of those lately. Just a little sweet something from me to you to show you how much I care.  I wish....

For now I will have to settle with sharing the recipe.  This was the first time I have ever added coconut to banana bread.  It tastes as delicious as it sounds! (actually, I thought I invented this until I goggled it and found at least 100 variations of it.  I'm using the Martha Stewart version : )

I like mine with my coffee in the morning, warm with cream cheese spread on top.  Makes my mornings at the office a little bit easier ♥  Especially in the bitter cold and snow.  That walk across the parking lot is not fun.  Brrrr!

Oh Spring....where are you????  Please hurry.


1 stick butter, room temp
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine butter & sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs.  In a separate bowl whisk flour, baking soda, and salt.  Add to butter mixture until just combined.  Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla until smooth.  Stir in coconut. 

Bake in a greased loaf pan for 1 hour and 10 minutes.  Let rest in pan for 10 minutes then turn onto rack to cool. 

This recipe makes a beautiful loaf.  The secret is the sour cream.  It keeps it moist and flavorful!

Happy Thursday, Friends! We are almost to the weekend! ♥



  1. Hello Danielle!
    Oh, how I wish I was the recipient of one of these baked loaves! It looks so delicious. I have never heard of this combination before - banana and coconut - until now. It sounds like a match made in heaven! Thank you for sharing the recipe here. I've baked plain banana and banana chocolate chip loaf before, but never banana coconut. This one I will have to try!! I will let you know when I do! :o)

  2. This really sounds wonderful. I have to try it. Thanks

  3. Oh, I wish you could send them! They look delicious, perfect for a cold morning with coffee! I know what I'm baking this Sunday... :)

  4. I think I will love your recipe .
    Thank you for the comment. It warmed my heart. I am following you .
    Smiles, Dottie

  5. YUM this looks so good!! Also, if you find Spring... send it my way ;)

  6. Hello!
    Thank you for your vist, and kind words...
    I am so very glad you stopped over so I could visit your lovely space !
    I will be visiting often. : )

  7. Hi Danielle,
    I've never had banana bread with coconut but is sure looks delicious.
    Hugs, Lynnie

  8. How have I never thought to try coconut with banana?? This looks delish!