I decided by coworkers would appreciate some banana bread to go with their coffee in the morning, so I started flipping through some cookbooks. I've really been trying to use my cookbooks more frequently. I have a tendency to just go straight to my Google Reader or other online avenues for finding recipes.
I opted for this recipe from Joanne Chang's Flour. Her recipes are always a hit. My Go-To Chocolate Cupcake Recipe is from her. And she beat out Bobby Flay on Throwdown for her sticky buns.
As expected, this recipe yielded a moist, flavorful banana bread. Since I didn't have any nuts on hand, I tossed in some toasted coconut instead. The coconut provided a unique texture and a subtle hint of coconut. One of my coworkers told me the banana bread was delicious. After having a second piece, he came and said "it's not just delicious, it's exquisite!"
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I am submitting this for this month's What's Baking, hosted by Jenna of Jenna's Cooking Journey. This month's theme was Quickbreads!
Banana Coconut Bread
Ingredients (Serves 12)
- 1 2/3 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
- 2 Tbsp sour cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup toasted coconut
Set oven to 350F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes.
Drizzle in oil.
Add mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and coconut.
Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.Recipe adapted from Joanne Chang's Flour