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recipe is made with coconut and chocolate chips.
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Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Bread Recipe
Hi, I’m Stephanie Gallagher for About.com food. And today, were making banana bread with coconut. Let’s get started.
I like to start with very ripe, black bananas for banana bread so the banana bread will come out really sweet. So, we want to start by placing three to four bananas in the bottom of a large mixing bowl and we’re just going to mash the bananas and it’s super easy when your bananas are really ripe or even overripe. As you can see it only takes a second.
And once you bananas are mashed, you want to add a third of a cup of coconut oil. I’m using extra virgin coconut oil and there are two reasons for that. One, it tastes great, it provides a saddle coconut flavor and also, coconut oil has some health benefits. And to that I’m going to add three quarters of a cup of sugar and then we are just going to blend it all with our mixer.
And to that, I’m going to add one large egg and blend that in. Okay, and then so well incorporated and nice and smooth. And the last thing I’m going to add to our wet ingredient is a teaspoon of vanilla. I just think vanilla makes everything tastes good and we’ll just blend that in.
And I’ve got one and three quarters of a cup of whole wheat pastry flour and to the whole wheat pastry flour, I’m adding one and a quarter teaspoons of baking soda, a half of a teaspoon of cinnamon, and we’re going to mix that all together.
Now, we take our dry ingredients so we add them to our wet ingredients and I find that when you use a hand mixer, you don’t have to worry about adding the flour slowly -- dry ingredients slowly because you can control the temperature of a mixer and where everything goes.
So just mix that in on low speed until it’s all well incorporated. You want to be careful with quick breads like banana bread not to over mix. Over mixing makes the bread very, very tough.
Once everything is well incorporated, now we get to add our flavoring ingredients. We’re adding half a cup of flaked coconut, yum, and half cup of chocolate chips because coconut and chocolate chips go beautifully together. We can just mix in our coconut and our chocolate chips by hand.
And now I’m going to take my banana bread butter and pour it into a well greased loaf pan. You can use butter or cooking spray to grease your loaf pan. Just smooth up the butter with your spatula and the bread goes into a preheated 350º oven to bake for one hour.
I just want to check and see if your banana bread is done by putting a knife in and if comes out clean its ready and this banana bread is. I just want to go around the edges of the pan with your knife before releasing the banana bread. Wow! Flip it over.