Banana Coconut Macadamia Nut Bread

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana coconut bread, banana nut bread, homemade bread, macadamia bread
Dessert Type: Quick Breads
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 570kcal
Author: Elizabeth LaBau
This Banana Coconut Macadamia Nut Bread is a comfort food at its best. It's simple, satisfying and fragrant banana bread full of big chunks of melted chocolate, salty, buttery macadamia nuts and large flakes of sweet coconut.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup coarsely mashed bananas from about 4 medium
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chunks or chips
  • 2/3 cup toasted salted macadamia nuts
  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes shredded coconut can be substituted

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F, and spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, sugars, coconut oil, milk, egg, and vanilla. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and blend well with a spatula, just until the streaks of flour remain. The batter will not be smooth.
  • Add most of the chocolate chunks, macadamia nuts, and coconut flakes, reserving a handful for decoration, and stir well. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and sprinkle the top with the reserved chocolate, nuts, and coconut. Bake at 350 F for 55-65 minutes. Turn the bread halfway through baking, and cover with a loose tent of foil if the top seems to be getting too dark. The bread is finished when it starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool the pan on a wire rack for about 20 minutes, until it is warm but not hot to the touch, then remove the loaf and let it cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg