The Wilde Olive Blog: Chocolate-Coconut Banana Bread (Guest Post from Lavender & Light)


Chocolate-Coconut Banana Bread (Guest Post from Lavender & Light)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Today I'd like to thank Stephanie for allowing me to hop into her corner of the internet world and share on her blog! My name is Kristan, and while you can usually find me over at Lavender & Light, today I'm taking over and sharing a fast, easy and beyond delicious baking recipe that I recently made.

PS- If you are not a banana bread fan (like my husband), then I don't know if we should go much further. If you are a lover of the dense, moist, chewy delicious-ness known as banana bread, I have a special treat for you, read on!

Lots of times I skim recipe blogs to the bottom to find the recipe, and then move on. I skip the chatter, so I'll try and make this short.

First, the key to any good banana bread is old bananas. Let them sit there for a week or two, get kind of black and mushy, the mushier the better.

My bananas looked like this.. Gross, right?

Second, I believe that coconut and chocolate chips make anything you're baking even better. So, naturally I added them.

Here is the recipe for my chocolate-coconut banana bread, I hope you enjoy, and I would love to see you come say hi on my blog sometime!

Chocolate-Coconut Banana Bread

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1/4 Tsp Salt

1 Stick (1/2 cup) of butter- softened

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

3-4 Ripe Bananas

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup shredded coconut

Please note that I use a kitchen-aid mixer, but it is not necessary.

Preheat your oven to 350, grease a loaf pan and set it aside.

I mix together the dry ingredients in a small-ish bowl. Flour, baking soda, salt.

Add the brown sugar and butter together in a mixing bowl and beat until creamy.

Add theneggs in the mixer, and add the bananas. If you like lumpy banana bread, then don't beat the bananas as long, but I let them go for about 3-4 minutes.

In increments, add the flour mixture into the wet mixture and slowly mix together, just until fully combined. Hand stir the chocolate chips and coconut into the batter.

Pour into your loaf pan, bake for about 45-60 minutes (use a knife to tell if it's done) and there you have it!

Clearly, I am not a recipe writer and lots of times I am "winging it" in the kitchen. But, this is a tried and true recipe around my kitchen and I really do hope you enjoy!

Thank you for joining me today, I would love to hear if this recipe was a success for you!


Thank you so much Kristan! I am a big Banana Bread fan. Be sure to check out Lavender and Light!

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