Banana bread was the first dish I baked. My hubby loves Banana bread, especially one of his friend’s recipes. He always would tell me to learn how to make banana bread from Damika, she makes wonderful bread. Yes it is wonderful tasty bread, I too agree with his verdict. She was so nice to show me how bake from the scratch, and second time I made under her supervision. I love that bread. I have constant problem in my house, nobody likes to eat the bananas when they are on the riper side (yellow with lots of spots), but these are perfect to be used to make either pancakes or banana bread.
I also have an inborn weakness to coconut; I love them in any form solid, liquid, cooked, uncooked, shredded, cubed etc. So I am happy to add them to most of my dishes.
So this time while saving banana, I decided to make banana bread and to spice up I added shredded coconut and coconut chips. They are absolute moist and tasty with mild sweetness. If you are lover of coconut and banana you need to try this recipe at least once. Here is the recipe.
What you need
All purpose flour: 1 ½ cup
Sugar: ½ + 1/5 cup
Banana: 2 medium
Large Egg: 1no
Canola oil: ¼ cup
Milk: 1/5 cup (I used 1% milk)
Salt: ¼ teaspoon
Vanilla extract: ½ teaspoon
Baking soda: ½ teaspoon
Baking powder: ¼ teaspoon
Desiccated coconut: ¼ cup
Walnut: 1/3 cup (Toasted lightly and crushed)
Coconut chips: 1/3 cup
How I made
Preheat oven 350 degree Fahrenheit. Butter the bottom of an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pan.
In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. And add desiccated coconut and mix until everything and keep aside.
Mash two bananas with a fork and keep aside.
In a medium bowl beat egg with sugar and milk and add oil and vanilla extract and mix everything incorporated well.
Gradually add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix everything well.
Finally fold in mashed gently and add toasted and crushed walnut and fold once again gently.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smoothen the tops with a spatula. Garnish with coconut chips.
Bake for 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Cool the bread in the pan for 5 minutes and remove it and cool in the wire rack for another 1 hour.
Preparation time: 50 minutes
Serving: 4 serving
Verdict: Yummy. Keeper recipe
Will you make it again: I will