Thursday, May 17, 2012

Coconut Chocolate chip Pecan Banana Bread

Ya I know that's a long name, but what else could I name it?...It does have all the said ingredients and the name should reflect what the product consists of, so that's why the long name :).

I have made so many Banana bread these past few days....why? because I had tons of bananas which were past the eating point. The best way to consume them is to make a delicious banana bread and all are done!

What I noticed is that if I added chocolate chips to the banana bread, it would be finishes faster than the plain one. And I wanted to try a coconut banana bread, so went ahead and tried it! I make only one small loaf at a time, double it if you want a bigger loaf.

I love warm desserts and my old son has taken after me. We both tend go in the direction of warm desserts like warm banana bread with cold ice cream or warm brownie with ice cream. This has been one of our favorites now since I have been making this very often!


Wet Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter @ room temperature
1 cup mashed bananas, about 3 medium sized
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk

Dry Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup mini semi-chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped, roasted pecans, walnuts


Grease a loaf pan with butter and keep aside.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mashed bananas. Mix in butter, egg, vanilla extract, milk and brown sugar.
In another bowl, stir in the rest of the dry ingredients together, expect the coconut, choco chips and walnuts.
Mix in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients slowly, being careful not to over mix.
Add and stir in the coconut, choco chips and walnuts.
Pour into loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Serve when warm or cold.

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  1. Wow fantastic bread .love the addition of chocolate.

  2. Delicious and yummy looking banana bread.


  3. Comfoting bread. Looks very moist and love that you added pecans.

  4. Wow A lovely color to the loaf!

  5. looks so delicious - I could use a slice now with a cup of coffee

  6. OMH !! I can eat a couple of slices just like that.

  7. Super spongy and yummy loaves,feel like having for my snacks.

  8. I too am on a banana cake/bread roll these days, ripe bananas and my being a fruit cake freak both being equally the addition of coconut!

  9. Love the soft loaf that you've baked. I love the fresh bread smell that fills the entire house. Nice idea to add nuts, chocolate and coconut. Good one.

  10. Banana and Breads blend well to give a wonderful aroma. I love that combination of bread.

  11. wow!!looks soft and spongy,wish I could have a slice....

  12. Smitha, I love that picture..long name or not, everything in that so tempting..

  13. Wow that was really great.... Looks super moist n spongy...

  14. Scrumptious!! First time visitor to you blog & happy to follow you :)
    Do drop by

  15. I love the flavour of banana in bread. Sounds yum.


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