Coconut Banana Bread (Gluten & Dairy Free)

If you’re like me you probably get tired of the same ole thing right? I always seem to have over-ripe bananas sitting on my counter, and half the time they end up in the garbage cause I just don’t wanna bake the same banana thing! LOL  This time though…..banana bread sounded really good. So….. why not try a new variation?! The result? The best & moistest banana bread with just a hint of that wonderful coconutty flavor. YUM. I love coconut, the taste, the smell, the crunch! This picture doesn’t do this bread justice. Plus by the time I got around to remembering to take a photo, it was a few days old… But that first piece, right out of the pan… omg….melt in your mouth deliciousness! I can’t wait for the next batch of bananas to ripen up so I can’ make it again! Anyhow, if you too have black spotty squishy bananas sitting on your counter (you better look, cause my bet is ya do! LOL) then I hope you give this one a try! Even hubby, who doesn’t really like coconut at all, enjoyed this banana bread. So….. here’s to a fast week! Enjoy 🙂

Coconut Banana Bread  (Printable Version)

Ingredients:Coconut Banana Bread

2 cup gluten free flour

1 tsp xanthan gum
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup non-dairy butter, softened
2 large eggs
3 lg ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup almond milk
3 Tbsp apple juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut

Topping: 2 Tbsp additional coconut


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, gum, baking soda, and salt together and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs and beat to combine.  Add banana, milk, apple juice and vanilla.  Beat until blended. Add the flour mixture and beat at a low speed until just combined.  Stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Pour batter into a greased 9×5″ loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with the additional 2 Tbsp coconut. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on a cooling rack for about then carefully remove from pan.



  1. A Table in the Sun Said:

    I’ll take a slice, please.

  2. elisebakes Said:

    That looks fantastic!

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