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Easy banana and coconut loaf


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This easy banana bread and coconut loaf recipe is to die for. The banana bread is super moist and it tastes better than shop-bought
banana and coconut loaf.

Banana Bread Loaf

My friend and her son visited us sometime before Easter and me, being my naughty self got her to bake with the kids before she left. She couldn’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 cupcakes 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 tweak it a bit.

banana and coconut loaf.


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

banana and coconut loaf. She kept saying, wait a minute mummy…


butter the loaf tin and set aside

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees

Mash up the banana and set aside

How to make banana and coconut loaf

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

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

the process shot of mixing butter to sugar.

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

the process shot of making banana bread batter.

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

What are you waiting for? make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy your banana bread. You have earned it x

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