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Coconut & Banana Bread with Barras de Coco

Coconut & Banana Bread with Barras de Coco


3.5 oz Barras de Coco
7.5 oz All-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon Baking powder
3/4 teaspoon Baking soda
7.5 oz Sugar
11 oz Bananas
1 pinch Salt
1 Egg
1/2 tsp. Lemon juice
2 oz Vegetable oil
1/2 cup Shredded coconut


  • 1
    Coat a loaf pan with a light film of fat and flour.
  • 2
    Puree the bananas and lemon juice.
  • 3
    Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • 4
    Combine the sugar, banana purée, eggs, and oil in with an electric mixer, mix on medium speed with the paddle until blended. Scrape the bowl as needed.
  • 5
    Add the sifted dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Mix in the crushed Barras de Coco. Pour batter into the loaf pan and top with shredded coconut.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 °F until the bread springs back when pressed and a tester inserted near the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
  • 7
    Cool the loaves in the pans for a few minutes, then unmold and transfer them to wire racks and cool completely.