Banana-Coconut Bread

If you want to indugle a little, here is a great recipe. Try it with the Pinapple Coconut Cheese Spread recipe below.

Banana-Coconut Bread

3/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the sugar, coconut oil and eggs together and then beat the mixture until light and fluffy. Add the mashed bananas and coconut.

Sift the flour with the baking powder, salt and soda. Stir this into the other mixture, stirring until smooth. Add the nuts if desired and stir again.

Pour the batter into a greased 9 by 5 by 3 inch loaf pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until the loaf tests done. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Use 2 spatulas to remove the loaf from the loaf pan, and let it finish cooling on a wire rack. Makes 1 loaf.

Pinapple Coconut Cheese Spread

8 ounces cream cheese - softened
2 tablespoons pinapple, mango, apricot or peach preserves
1/3 cup flaked coconut

Combine cream cheese and preserves, mixing until well blended. Add coconut; mix well. Chill. Serve on bagels, toast, sweet fruit or nut breads. Serves 10.


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