Easy banana and coconut loaf

My friend and her son visited us sometime before Easter and I, being my naughty self got her to bake with the kids before she left. She couldnโ€™t say no and yes it was really fun, the kids loved every bit of it. My daughter and her son were just over the moon and bless her she was really patient with them. One attribute I need to learn (covering my face). 45 minutes after the whole baking class, our yummy cup cakes were ready and trust me to eat more than the kids. God bless my calories. Some days later, I decided to bake again but on my own this time. I later got some help from my daughter when I was taking the pictures for the blog, I had one banana going brown and I thought to put it to good use rather than bin it. Banana-bread time yay! I love anything coconut so I added coconut shavings to the cake just to twerk it a bit.

What you will need

240g self raising flour

160g caster sugar (ideally you should use 240g of sugar but since I am adding a banana, I could afford to go less on the sugar content in the cake.)

1-2 medium sized ripe bananas (substitute with a very ripe plantain)

1.5tsp baking powder

2 medium size eggs

2tbsp coconut flakes

240g unsalted butter, at room temperature (more for greasing the pan)

Hand mixer/food processor

Baking tin

She kept saying, wait a minute mummy...
She kept saying, wait a minute mummy…

Prep: butter the loaf tin and set aside

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees

Mash up banana and set aside


In a bowl, add sugar and butter, mix together till all combine and becomes light and fluffy

Add egg one at a time to butter-sugar mixture and make sure it is well combined before adding another

Add flour, baking powder and coconut shavings to the mixture and combine

Lastly, fold mashed banana to the mixture and combine well

Add the batter to the buttered tin and bake in the oven on 180 degrees for 45 minutes

Test the cake with a skewer or toothpick to be sure it is done, if the skewer comes out clean, then the cake is done.

Aunty/Mummy taught them to make healthy and yummy cupcakes. Thank you aunty
Aunty/Mummy taught them to make healthy and yummy cupcakes. Thank you aunty


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  1. Eni Eniola

    OMG,joke this is yummy, I will try it,well done dear

  2. Looks so yummy

  3. See master chefs in the making.

    The loaf is mouth watering ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Yum! i am making this!!!

  5. I do this a lot too,it is yummylicious,but I brown my coconut before using. I notice you didn’t mention the quantity of eggs in your recipe. Weldone


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