I got this recipe from a great friend, her blog is A Spicy Perspective, and while this recipe is anything but spicy, it is awesomely sweet! When I first saw it I was so excited to try it. Everyone loved it and it is a family favorite in our house to this day. Just like her family, seeing over ripe bananas is a calling that they all hope this bread will come fro it. I hope you make it and try and also visit my friends blog to see her other goodies she has to offer!
1 stick of softened butter
1/4 cup applesauce
2 large or 3 small very ripe bananas, smashed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
¾ cup shredded coconut
¾ cup chopped nuts; almonds, pecan, walnuts etc. (I didn’t use nuts and it was still outstanding)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour a 9X5 loaf pan. (1.5 quart capacity)
- Using an electric mixer, cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Then add the applesauce, eggs and bananas. Mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together all the dried ingredients. Slowly beat the dry mixture into the wet.
- Add the coconut and chopped nuts. Mix well.
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 20 minutes, then lower the temperature to 325 degrees F and bake another 40+ minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minute in the pan, then flip it out onto a cooling rack.