Banana Bread updated to a healthier version using coconut oil…

It is perfect for a mid morning coffee break, a healthy snack choice to send with the kids to school, or if desired, add cream cheese frosting and this recipe can even be more like cake and served as a dessert …whatever you choose, I think you’ll enjoy this recipe.banana bread picBanana bread 6

We always have bananas at our house, but once they start to get any dark spots, no one will touch them… so luckily, ripened bananas are what we need for banana bread! When bananas get ripe, if I’m not able to make the bread yet, I put them in a freezer bag (unpeeled) and freeze until I’m ready. This recipe calls for two cups of mashed bananas, about five– usually, depending on size. If frozen, the skin will turn completely black and the banana will have a sugary, watery texture when thawed – this is great for banana bread, so don’t drain – just remove peel, mash all up together and add.Banana Bread

When my son was younger, I packed a piece of this bread for him as a snack and he came home from school asking me to bring two pieces the next time because his teacher mentioned that it looked so good. A few weeks later, I made more and sent him in with an extra piece. He came home with a beautiful thank you note and a request for the recipe. Years later this teacher still remembered me for the delicious banana bread and mentioned it every time I saw her. At that time, I used the original recipe which called for a cup of vegetable oil… I recently updated to a healthier version using the coconut oil instead, which is so much better! Of course you can use either, but I encourage you to try it with the coconut oil.banana bread 5

Coconut oil…

Coconut oil is becoming very well known and popular for it’s many health benefits. I have only used (so only familiar with) Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  Check out the website www.tropicaltraditions.com for more information on this brand.  I have been researching information on all the benefits and have been trying to incorporate more into everything from cooking to skin and hair care, etc. I’m in process of preparing an informational post about these benefits which include tips for use, so stay in touch to hear more about my new obsession!

If you’re interested in more of a dessert like version – Banana Bread Cake…

Recently when I made this recipe, my daughter’s boyfriend mentioned how it would also be great with some sort of frosting. We all thought it was a great idea, and because it almost has a carrot cake consistency, I immediately thought of a cream cheese frosting… of course, I had to try and that is what I did for the attached pictures… scrumptious.  :)Banana bread 4

Please share :)
Banana Bread Recipe made with Coconut Oil
Print Recipe
Servings
2 loafs
Servings
2 loafs
Banana Bread Recipe made with Coconut Oil
Print Recipe
Servings
2 loafs
Servings
2 loafs
Ingredients
Servings: loafs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour bundt pan and set aside.
  2. Beat sugar and eggs until creamy. Mix in coconut oil. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon , and allspice.. then add to creamed mixture. Mix in bananas and then walnuts. Pour into prepared bundt pan.
  3. Bake @ 350 for about one hour. Turn out of pan when cool.
Recipe Notes

Two loaf pans can be substituted for the bundt pan

Share this Recipe
 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *