Coconut & Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

August 27, 2013
Author Notes

A cake-like banana bread made w/ coconut, oatmeal and dark chocolate. —Angela Brown

  • Makes 1 loaf
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, coarsely chopped
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the bottom and sides of one 5x10 loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sea salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a small mixer bowl, add the butter and sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the mashed bananas, vanilla extract, oatmeal, coconut, and dark chocolate chips. Add the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Bake for 1 hour.
  4. For the butter: in a small mixer bowl, add the butter, scraped vanilla beans, vanilla extract and honey. Beat until the butter is smooth and creamy and all the ingredients are well incorporated.

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Angela Brown is a food blogger, freelance writer, and co-owner of the NYC sandwich company, Mayhem & Stout.