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Coconut Banana Bread

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Coconut Banana Bread


I LOVE Banana Bread.  I’m always looking for new unique recipes and this one is one of my favorites.

Classic banana bread with shredded coconut make a fantastic coconut banana bread.

If you are a fan of Num’s you know that we LOVE coconut!

Take coconut chicken, coconut lime macaroons, coconut cream pie cookies, tropical banana bread and coconut key lime popcorn as just a few examples of ways we love to incorporate coconut into our daily diet! 

This coconut banana bread is packed with flavor.  It’s easy to whip up and on a cold day helps bring a little ray of sunshine into our home. 

It’s difficult to not eat a slice of this without thinking about summer on a beach somewhere. 

This coconut banana bread is fantastic for breakfast or a snack.  It’s easy to create and also makes a great gift for the holidays! 

If you love coconut, you’ll love this twist on classic banana bread!


Yield: 2 loaves

Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Banana Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs (vegan option use 1/2 cup apple sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 extra ripe bananas, mashed.
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk, full fat
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut flakes


Preheat oven to 350*F
Grease 2 9x5 loaf pans and set aside.
In a bowl combine oil and sugar.
Add eggs (or apple sauce) and mix well.
Add vanilla extract and almond extract, mix again.
Add baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix again.
Add mashed bananas and mix well, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
Alternately add flour & coconut milk, starting and ending with flour, mixing well after each addition until combined.
Add Coconut and mix again.
Pour batter into your two prepared pans.
Bake for 1 hour. If toothpick inserted to center of loaf comes out wet bake for additional 15 minutes or until tested toothpick comes out clean.
Let loaves rest for 10 minutes before removing from pans and allowing to cool on racks.

Recipe by: Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body

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Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Hi! Can I use sweetened coconut milk?

Num's The Word

Monday 22nd of April 2024

I haven't tried that but I don't see why not!


Sunday 19th of April 2020

Could I substitute the vegetable oil with coconut oil?


Sunday 19th of April 2020

Hi Amee! You should be able to yes! Let me know how it turns out!

William Corr

Sunday 20th of December 2015

The concept of White Flower and the white Sugar do not make this Anti, GMO. The combination of the good ingredient's and the GMO products Destroys this recipe. How can you have a web site that Focuses on a Paleo diet when you use GMO foods


Monday 21st of December 2015

Hi William! Are you confusing this website with another? We in no way claim to be a Paleo website. In fact, I'd say that the majority of the recipes on this site are NOT Paleo. I myself go through more flour than the average person as it is one ingredient I cannot live without. We do not focus our recipes on any specific diets or fads or dietary restrictions. Some of our recipes coincide with diets, but that is merely a coincidence. We are simply a food website that shares the recipes our families love with anyone else who would like to try them. I hope you find a few recipes that you can use on here though! Thanks for the comment.

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