Banana-Coconut Bread

10
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
55 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
For the best flavor and texture in this quick bread, use bananas that are completely covered with brown spots.

Ingredients

all-purpose flour

2½ cup(s)

baking powder

2 tsp

baking soda

1 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

sugar

¾ cup(s)

egg white(s)

3 large

unsweetened applesauce

½ cup(s)

canola oil

2 Tbsp

banana(s)

4 medium, very ripe, mashed (2 cups)

dried mixed fruit

½ cup(s), tropical variety

dried unsweetened coconut

2½ oz, (1/3 cup)

dried unsweetened coconut

1 oz, (2 tablespoons)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 5 x 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the sugar, egg whites, applesauce, and oil in a medium bowl. Add the applesauce mixture, bananas, dried fruit, and 1⁄3 cup of the coconut to the flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  3. Scrape the batter into the pan; sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 – 60 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a rack 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and let cool completely on the rack. Wrap the cooled bread in plastic wrap; let stand overnight before slicing for the neatest slices. Yields 1⁄12 of loaf per serving.

Notes

Diced tropical fruit is a combination of various fruits such as dried pineapple, mango, and papaya. They can be found packaged in bags near the raisins or in the produce section in supermarkets. If you can’t find it, you can buy the different dried fruits separately and dice them yourself.

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