Tropical Banana Bread

Tropical Banana Bread

Craving a tropical vacation? This banana bread can just about get you there. Lower in sugar and fat than many similar banana bread recipes, yet loaded with a ton of tropical flavour, now you can let the taste of coconut, pineapple and banana take you on that coveted mini-vacation to the beach.

Makes one 10×4-inch loaf

You’ll Need

  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • ½ cup finely chopped dried pineapple
  • 1 cup mashed banana (approx. 2-3 bananas)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup coconut chips

Prep and Cook

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 10x4-inch loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the orange juice and dried pineapple and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the mashed banana, brown sugar, cane sugar, egg, egg white, coconut oil, and yogurt.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon over the wet ingredients and fold until almost completely combined.
  • Add the orange juice/pineapple mixture and the coconut chips and stir just until incorporated.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the centre is set and a tester inserted into the middle of loaf comes out clean.


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