Toasted Coconut Banana Bread

Toasted Coconut Banana Bread
Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh baked banana bread? Coming home from school on a rainy day and having a thick slice with butter, so good! I decided to add a some toasted coconut for fun, and a little crunch. Hope you like it!

Toasted Coconut Banana Bread

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 2/3 cups banana purée
1/3 cup crushed pineapple
1/2 tsp Tahitian or regular vanilla
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp coarse salt

1 1/3 cups toasted coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray 2 8x4x2 loaf pans with cooking spray

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Mix in eggs, banana, and pineapple
Add dry ingredients and stir until just mixed. Gently stir in 1 cup of the toasted coconut. Pour into prepared pans and top with additional coconut.
Bake for 50 minutes, covering with foil as necessary.
Cool in pan on cooling rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.

Makes 2 loaves

Recipe by Amy Richardson


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