Pecan Coconut Banana Bread

Hello baking friends–  I’ve already posted more than my share of banana bread recipes on this blog.  Blame it on too many over ripe bananas collecting in my kitchen.  But honestly, this one must be the best!  All that coconut and those pecans!

Made it with my baking buddy, Jenna, and we downed it with mugs of tea at the kitchen table and agreed it was delicious.  Hope you give it a try…

PECAN COCONUT BANANA BREAD

Topping:
6 tab. flour
6 tab. brown sugar
1/4 cup (4 tab.) butter
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Bread:
2 bananas
1/2 cup unflavored yogurt
3 tab. canola oil
1 egg
1  1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp, baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Melt the butter in the microwave.  Then in a small mixing bowl stir together the 6 tab. flour, brown sugar, butter, 1/4 cup coconut and 1/4 cup chopped pecans.  Set aside.

In a larger mixing bowl, smash the bananas with a fork. Then stir in the yogurt, oil and egg.  Next mix in the 1 1/3 cup flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, 1/2 cup pecans and 1/2 cup shredded coconut.  Mix just until it is all blended.

Spoon the batter in to a 9″x 5″ loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray (I used two smaller half size pans).  Put it into a 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until it’s gold brown and a knife inserted comes out clean.

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19 thoughts on “Pecan Coconut Banana Bread

  1. Wow, Rhonda. This looks absolutely amazing!! Thank you for sharing. Pretty healthy too. I’ve been going on long runs lately & I could see having this as a snack. 🙂
    Have a beautiful weekend, my friend — and hugs, hugs, hugs. Debbie xo

      • Thanks Rhonda! I’m a pretty adventurous runner, so I have multiple places to go …. it’s like a discovery for me. 🙂 Right now, I’m still looking for a place to live, thanks for asking! Hope you are staying cool, Rhonda. Much love and blessings. Hugs Debbie

        • I know Debbie– it’s sweltering around here this week. Are you staying in CA?? Going back to NY?? Praying for you to find the best place for you ahead. You’re so dear. Blessings friend. xox

  2. Yeah, umm thanks Rhonda – you’ve officially made my banana bread list too long now, haha! I guess it really could never be too long, but I seriously have to start baking some!!!
    This sounds absolutely marvelous!!

    Mollie

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