Coconut Banana Nut Bread

coconut banana nut bread

Today is Mother’s Day! Happy Mommy Day to all you Mommas out there! Including me!!

My Mommy, who is in the kitchen making some coffee for us both at this moment, is one of the strongest and most dedicated women that I have ever known. She is also very kind, she is caring, and she is wise. When I grow up I want to be just like her!

Since today is our day, she and I will be spending it together in the kitchen. The little lady, Ana, will also hang out with us!  And to kick off this day I made something very special for my Mom.

banana bread

For some it’s just a banana bread, but for my Mom this is her caviar, her filet mignon, and her glass of Merlot! But it’s not the banana that she’s after – it’s the inclusion of coconut oil and coconut flakes that she loves. And I mean LOVES! Whenever I make this, she practically kisses me from head to toe.

This time around I made a slight change, though – I used a different brand of coconut oil. A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Kelapo and asked if I would like to try their coconut oil product. I of course accepted – who wouldn’t?! It’s coconut oil! YUM!

kelapo coconut oil

When I received the jar, I immediately opened it, took a whiff (mmmm), and ate a spoonful – it was so good! I kid you not. And no, they did not pay me to say that. Smile No really…they just sent me the jar to try it.

I first tried it in a cookie recipe and those turned out great. Now I included it in this banana bread, and it honestly is the best banana bread I have ever made. But, what’s more important is that my Mom loves it! She can not get enough of this morning treat that we are having right at this moment. I wish I could share a slice with all you Mommas out there! I hope you are all having a wonderful day today!

coconut banana nut bread

Coconut Banana Nut Bread

You will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons Kelapo Coconut Oil
  • 8 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 medium-sized ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup of chopped mixed nuts, toasted (I use cashews, almonds, and pecans)
  • handful of sliced almonds for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat oven at 350.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

flour mixture

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the coconut oil and the light brown sugar.
  • Continue to mix as you add in the bananas, then the milk and vanilla. Mix for another 2 minutes. You are looking for a smooth batter.

banana bread batter

  • Next, while still mixing, add in the dry ingredients, one tablespoon at a time, making sure each addition is mixed in well before adding the next.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the chopped nuts and the coconut flakes.

banana bread batter

  • Transfer to a loaf pan and sprinkle the top with sliced almonds.
  • Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

coconut banana nut bread







  1. says

    I know Im crazy late to this post but I did have to stop by and say this banana bread sounds awesome. I love banana bread and coconut – it sounds like it would be delicious together.

  2. says

    Congrats on the Top 9 – a nice Mother’s Day bonus :) I love all things coconut and, with the almond topping, this is a banana bread for me! I’ve been putting coconut oil in everything – I also rec’d a sample of Kelapo and made coconut shrimp.

  3. says

    I love all things coconut and recently just tried Kelapo Coconut Oil too! Loved the coconut scent as I silky smooth texture of this oil. Your Coconut Banana Bread looks amazing! Congrats!!

  4. says

    I hope you and your mom had a great Mother’s Day! This bread looks delicious and such pretty photos. Now I have my first recipe ro try with this new jar of cocnut oil:)

  5. says

    From you description you sure had a nice Mother’s Day…as for the banana bread, it certainly looks great with coconut, as a matter of fact I was recently introduced to coconut oil and I look forward to try it. Have a wonderful week Kate :-)

  6. says

    I’ve never used coconut oil before but heard that it’s fantastic and even kind of healthy. Love the yummy look of your bread and glad you and your Momma had a great time together. And Congrats on Top 9!

  7. says

    Hi Kate,
    Wanted to wish you and your mom and Very Happy Mother’s Day. I can only imagine the smile on her face when you served her this yummy bread.

  8. says

    What a lovely banana nut bread! I just bought last week Kelapo Coconut oil, and I am still thinking what to make..It smells heavenly!! :)
    Thanks for sharing, and I wishing you happy mother’s day!!!

  9. says

    Happy Mother’s Day Kate! Your bread looks so good, especially with the addition of the coconut oil, and the coconut, with the banana. If you added rum, you would have banana colada bread. I might just have to try this!

  10. says

    Kate, your banana bread sounds amazing! I love the addition of the almonds on top! My Mom would love it as well, hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  11. says

    Happy mommy’s day…I loved this idea of use coconut oil instead of butter, must be yummo….. It looks lovely with almonds on top.

  12. says

    First off your pics look fantastic!!! I have not worked with coconut oil yet, but was just looking at it the other day. The banana bread looks so moist and delicious. And really pretty with the sliced almonds on top! Beautiful:-)

  13. says

    Congrats on another Top 9, my friend! And you’ve posted another winner here…oh, how I love coconut! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  14. says

    Happy Mother’s Day to you Kate and your Mom :) hope you are both enjoying your day 😀

    The banana nut bread looks delicious, I love banana bread with nuts. And coconut oil sounds wonderful, I need to get some :)

  15. says

    What a lovely looking bread! I have baked with coconut oil and I do love it! Send some of that tasty bread over this way! Happy mother’s day to you!

  16. says

    Smashing Mum’s Day treat! It looks sooooo good :) You so lucky you’re getting to spend the day with your Mother. Sounds like a wonderful time. Happy Mother’s Day!

  17. says

    This banana bread must be delicious with the coconut oil! I actually used to hate coconut and now I can’t get enough! The sliced almonds on top are a great addition :).


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