Banana and Coconut Loaf

    1 hour 25 minutes

    A great-looking loaf, and a great flavour to match.

    274 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 125g butter, melted
    • 1 cup mashed bananas
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 cup glace cherries, chopped

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Mix together flour, coconut, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt, chopped walnuts and cherries.
    2. Break eggs in a mixing bowl and beat until light and frothy. Add sugar and melted butter or margarine. Beat well. Stir in mashed banana and almond essence. Add flour mixture and stir just to combine. Spoon into greased 23x13x8 cm loaf tin.
    3. Bake at 180 degrees C for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes and remove from tin. Cool.

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    This is just delightful! I didn't change a thing, only using pecans instead of walnuts, and I'm so glad I made the recipe as is, ignoring other suggestions and substitutions by other reviewers. This is just delicious, prettily specked with the red cherries and brown nuts and flecked with the coconut. So different from the same ol' banana bread and a nice change. It's moist and flavorful, with a real comfort food quality about it. Set your timer at less than the full hour--my loaf was done at 50 minutes. You can always add more time, but you can't undo it!  -  27 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Mmmmmm.. this is the best banana bread i have ever had!! it is SO moist and flavorful!! i did make some changes though.. subbed half the butter for applesauce, traded the cherries for strawberries (i had no cherries), and used brown sugar for half of the white.. also added a little vanilla =) TWO THUMBS UP!  -  11 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great bread but the first time I baked it it was a bit dry so I added 1/2 cup of applesauce the next time and that made it perfect. So consider adding extra moisture.  -  18 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)