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Toasted Coconut Banana Bread

This simple recipe is a family favorite around my home. The coconut toasts up nice and crunchy while the bread is baking. Great for breakfast right up until dessert. Bake one and taste the deliciousness!
Course bread, Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, coconut bread, gluten free, grain free, paleo, toasted coconut
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author Pam


  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup honey, agave, or maple syrup (sticky sweetener of choice)
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 tbsp melted and cooled coconut oil or butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp melted and cooled coconut oil or butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup flax seeds, ground up or, golden flax seed meal
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp or more unsweetened shredded coconut for sprinkling on top
  • 2 tbsp light brown, coconut, or maple sugar for sprinkling on top
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or your favorite nut of choice, optional


  1. 1.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, spray a loaf pan (I used metal) with cooking spray.

    2.In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with sticky sweetener, applesauce, coconut oil, vanilla, and lemon juice. Whisk in the eggs.

    3.In other medium bowl, mix together with a whisk, almond flour, flax seed meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Fold these dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix gently until incorporated. Sprinkle coconut over top of bread then sugar.

    4.Bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check after 45 minutes and turn the pan around after 20 minutes for even baking. You may need to cover pan with tin foil to keep the top from getting too dark. Test by poking a toothpick into the middle. If it comes out clean and not wet, the bread is done. Let cool on wire rack for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Then, invert onto a wire rack. Cool another 20 minutes and slice up! Enjoy the deliciousness!