Hawaiian Coconut-Banana Bread

I am a connoisseur of banana bread. I grew up on my grandmother’s which I am pretty sure came out of the classic Better Homes and Gardens® cookbook. I met a wonderful Hawaiian lady named Nalani at an event here in Maui. She was selling her banana bread. After taking the first bite I knew this was something special. She was so happy with how much I loved her banana bread she happily shared the recipe. Best served warm and fresh from the oven. Aloha!



Step: 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 metal or glass 9x5-inch loaf pans or use ungreased silicone pans.

Step: 2

Mix coconut flour, all-purpose flour, xylitol, coconut sugar, flaxseed meal, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

Step: 3

Blend bananas, butter, coconut milk, and eggs in another large bowl. Add dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly until there are no lumps. Fold in macadamia nuts. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pans.

Step: 4

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool briefly on a wire rack and then remove from the pans and let cool completely. Serve warm.


Per Serving: 258 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 32.6g; fat 14.9g; cholesterol 51.3mg; sodium 217.7mg.

The quality of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which not always rise as well as white bread.

To make this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

A bread first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.

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