Coconut Banana Nut Bread

Coconut Banana Nut Bread – Moist, tender, and sweet banana bread prepared with Coconut Oil. This is a terrific banana bread that has become one of our favorites!

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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Cooling Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Coconut Banana Nut Bread - Moist, tender, and sweet banana bread prepared with Coconut Oil. This is a terrific banana bread that has become one of our favorites!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 291 kcal
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons Kelapo Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup 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)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds for sprinkling on top, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven at 350.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the coconut oil and the light brown sugar.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the chopped nuts and the coconut flakes.
  7. Transfer to a loaf pan and sprinkle the top with sliced almonds.
  8. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.

  10. Cut and serve.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 11

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Banana Nut Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 310mg9%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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coconut banana nut bread


53 Responses
  1. 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. 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. 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. 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 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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:-)

  11. 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!

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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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