Banana & Coconut Loaf Cake

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This is one of those recipes where you have a few bananas you need to use up and a spare 10 minutes to quickly whip up a basic loaf cake.  This Banana & Coconut Loaf Cake is light and fluffy, freezeable, a great addition to the lunchbox or to have for afternoon tea.

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I left this recipe quite simple, but you can add your favourite kind of nut to the batter if you want a bit of crunch. I enjoy pecan or walnuts in my banana loaf.

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I made this recipe in the thermomix, however I have included a regular version as well.

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Thermomix Banana & Coconut Loaf Cake

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins

Ingredients

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  • 3 bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 140g brown sugar
  • 40g butter, room temperature
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 30g desiccated coconut
  • 20g milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Grease and line a loaf tin.
  3. Place banana, egg, sugar & butter into TM bowl, 10 sec / speed 5.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the TM bowl.
  5. Add flour, baking powder, coconut and milk, 5 sec / speed 6.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf tin.
  7. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden.
  8. Cool in loaf tin for 5 minutes, then cool or a wire rack.

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I also cook this recipe the regular way, depending on my mood LOL.  I use a stand mixer, as I can never whisk sugar and butter together till creamy.

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Banana & Coconut Loaf Cake

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 40 grams Butter
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Grease and line a loaf tin.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together in an electric mixer, on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg and banana, mix until just combined, scrape side of bowl.
  5. Add flour, baking powder, coconut and milk, mix until well combined, do not overmix.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf tin.
  7. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden.
  8. Cool in loaf tin for 5 minutes, then cool or a wire rack.

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Do you freeze bananas to use in recipes like this?  I do all the time, learn more about freezing bananas here. At the end of the school week we may have one or two bananas going a little brown, I either make a banana smoothie or put them in the freezer for a round of lunchbox baking.

You may also like these banana recipes:

BANANA AND OATBRAN MUFFINS – A healthy after school snack for the kids, Banana Oatbran muffin is freezer friendly and great snack from kids lunch boxes.

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CHOCOLATE BANANA MUFFINS – Here is a quick and easy muffin recipe you can whip up for the kids lunch boxes, after school snack or weekend sporting event.

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BANANA WEET-BIX MUFFINS – A great way to use up the crumbs at the bottom of your weet-bix packet.

 

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5 comments

Jo February 25, 2016 - 6:10 AM

I think there is a mistake in step 3 of the regular recipe. Should it read cream sugar and eggs?

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Julia K February 25, 2016 - 6:58 AM

Hey Jo,
I’d say it’s cream butter & sugar as the eggs are added in step 4. I might make this today – funnily enough I just popped 3 bananas in the freezer yesterday. My other favourite is Banana & Choc Chip muffins.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 26, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Yes thank you, just fixed it, cream butter and sugar 🙂

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Lisa August 3, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Hi Kat,
Just tried to print the standard recipe, but the link takes me to the thermomix version instead. Can you alter this?
Thanks.
Lisa

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j casterton November 16, 2021 - 11:20 PM

made the banana and coconut cake, so easy to do and tasted lush,, thank you.

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