Banana Coconut Bread

adapted fromĀ Cookaholic Wife

Makes 2 loaves

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Cost: $4.25

sugar: .20, coconut oil: .50, eggs: .20, bananas: .50, buttermilk: .15, flour: .70, chocolate chips: 1.80, coconut: .20

1 C sugar

1/2 C coconut oil (I used extra virgin as should you if you want it to taste and smell coconut-y)

2 eggs

4 ripe bananas, mashed

1/2 C buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 C whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 C chocolate chips (let's be real; I totally used more than that--probably a whole bag)

3/4 C sweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350. Grease two loaf pans.

In a large bowl, combine the sugar and coconut oil. [Note: Coconut oil is liquid over 72 degrees and solid under that. So, if your oil is warmish, mixing will be easy--you'll just mix. If it's not, you can either warm it, or combine it by cutting it into the sugar with a pastry cutter like you would cut butter into a pie crust]. Stir in eggs, then bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla.

To this add your dry ingredients. Don't overmix them (meaning--mix until they're just combined with the wet ingredients and then stop mixing).

Add chocolate chips and coconut (again just mix until combined).

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then turn it out to cool the rest of the way (if you don't do this it might get stuck in your pan).

We ate ours the next day for breakfast and it was fantastic.

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