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06/12/2014 06:21 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Banana-Coconut Bread from Scratch (and Damn Quick!)

The other day, my babysitter had dug out my mom's Banana Bread recipe to make use of some "rotten" bananas. It was yum.

A few days later, I still had some old bananas lying around and was craving some coconut. It was a Sunday spring morning, and before I headed out to clean my garage, I made this with no fuss and no muss.

Minutes later, most of it was already devoured...
Banana-Coconut Bread from Scratch Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour (I used half whole wheat and half white)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup "rotten" bananas
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 1 pat butter for the top (optional)
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix ingredients together. The batter might seem a bit dry, but don't worry about it! [Note: the original recipe called for all sorts of sifting and sorting and mixing, but I don't have time for that, and turns out it was completely unnecessary.]
  3. Scoop mixture into a loaf pan and dot the top with butter (if you feel like it).
  4. Bake for approximately 50 minutes--or until a knife or wooden kabob stick comes out clean.
  5. Devour.
Next time I might try adding pineapple!

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