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Banana and Coconut Bread
Posted on November 14, 2012
I've been hearing about banana bread for few years, I saw many different recipes of banana bread on food blogs, TV shows or cookbooks but never felt really tempted to finally give it a try.
Never understood what is so special about this banana bread that everybody is soo crazy about but I kept saying to myself that one day I will give it a try. Last year I was visiting my brother and spontaneously we decided to go together in Hawaii. There was the first time I actually tasted a banana bread that really made me understand why everybody love it. That banana bread was absolutely amazing, such a delicious combination of flavors. When we returned home I've searched for recipes that might tend to the Hawaii Banana Bread we served there. I've found several recipes and tried some but after all I've made this recipe that is pretty close to the one we served on Hawaii.
It is important to use really ripe bananas, the ones that have black spots on their exterior. This recipe is very easy to prepare, and it results a moist bread that combine soo good the taste of bananas walnuts and coconut flakes. Instead of walnuts you can use macadamia nuts or almonds, that's a matter of preference. All you have to do next is to enjoy it along a warm cup of coffee.
1 hr 15 mins
- 1 cup (240 g) flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick butter (110g), at room temperature
- 3 or 4 very ripe bananas (about 1 1/4 cup puree)
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
- In a medium bowl combine flour, coconut flakes, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
- In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add in the eggs and mix well. Add sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated.
- Mix in the mashed bananas. Using a rubber spatula fold in the flour mixture and walnuts.
- Lightly grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan. (Mine was longer but this might work better)
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top. Bake for about 50-60 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack.
Nutrition facts Whole Bread - Calories:3,341, Fat:201.0 g, Saturated Fat:98.3 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:358.8 g, Sugar:201.0 g, Fiber:27.6 g, Protein:56.5 g, Cholesterol:604 mg, Calories from Fat 1809, Sodium 1744 mg, Vitamin A 80%, Vitamin C 60%, Calcium 73%, Iron 80%, Nutrition Grade D+,Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet