Banana Bread with Coconut and Walnuts

Photo: Travis Rathbone


Makes: 12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Nutritional Information

Calories 224
Fat 7.4 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 3.8 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 32 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 171 mg
Calcium 23 mg


1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups coarsely mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
1/2 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup walnut halves


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a bowl, whisk together first 4 ingredients.

3. In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs until thick. Stir in oil, bananas, yogurt and vanilla. Fold in flour mix, coconut and walnuts.

4. Pour into greased 9-by 5-inch pan. Bake for 75 minutes. Let cool on rack and serve.

Gail Simmons,


April 2013
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