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Banana Coconut Bread

Makes 1 large loaf.


  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c shredded dehydrated coconut
  • 1/2 c pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and butter a 9-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or pastry blender. With a wooden spoon, cream the bananas and brown sugar.
  3. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla until well-blended.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Do not over-mix.
  5. Fold in the coconut and pecans.
  6. Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared loaf pan. Bake 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in thickest part comes out moist, but clear of batter.
  7. Allow to stand in pan 10 minutes; then turn out loaf on wire rack to cool before slicing.

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