Coconut Banana Bread

Makes one loaf

  • 1/2 c. applesauce
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/2 c. flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 medium bananas, extremely ripe and mashed (about 1 c.)
  • 1 c. coconut milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. sweetened shredded coconut

1) Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside. 

2) Stir together applesauce, sugar and eggs until smooth. 

3) In separate bowl, whisk together flour, powder, soda and salt; set aside. In another bowl, whisk together bananas, milk and vanilla. Alternately add flour and banana mixtures to egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in coconut.

4) Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50-55 minutes or until top is golden and springs back lightly when touched. Cool about 10 minutes in pan before removing to wire rack to cool completely. 

Source: Adapated from Fat Girl Trapped In a Skinny Body