Saturday, June 15, 2013

Tropical Banana Bread

I am baking this for our Father's Day Brunch we are hosting tomorrow. Hopefully it is as delicious tasting as it smells.

This is not a high altitude recipe!


  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup pineapple chunks, drained
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Spray an 8x8 (or 9x5) pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together bananas, vegetable oil, coconut oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, coconut, and pineapple. Fold liquid mixture into flour and stir until just combined. 
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 (45-50) minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Freezing Directions:

  1. Bake as directed above and allow to cool. 
  2. Slice bread into serving sizes and individually wrap with plastic wrap. Place into gallon freezer bag, label, and freeze. 
  3. To serve: Thaw on countertop for 30 minutes or reheat in microwave for 30 seconds.

Notes for next time:

  1. Very crumbly, add another egg.
  2. A bit greasy. maybe use just 1/4 cup coconut oil and no olive oil.

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