Banana Coconut Bread

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Serves: 8,Yield: 1loaf
  • Ingredients

  • 1cupcurrants
  • 1/2 cupdark rum
  • 3cupsflour
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1teaspoonbaking powder
  • 2teaspoonscinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoonnutmeg, Grated
  • 2/3 cupsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cupvegetable shortening
  • 1cupbrown sugar, Packed
  • 2eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1/3 cupbuttermilk
  • 1cupbanana, Mashed( ripe)
  • Directions

  • Heat rum and place in bowl with currants 1 hour.
  • In separate bowl, sift together flour, sal, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup of the coconut.
  • In a large bowl, cream vegetable shortening and brown sugar till combined.
  • Add eggs and beat well.
  • Stir in buttermilk, banana and currant mixture.
  • Combine well.
  • Add flour mixture and stir till just combined.
  • Spoon batter into greased loaf pan 9″x5″x2 3/4″.
  • Sprinkle with remaining coconut and bake in preheated 350 F degree oven 60 to 70 minutes or till don .
  • Reviews

  • “Just made this last night.My husband is in love with this.I too substituted sour cream for the buttermilk and it turned out to be very moist and delicious.Thanks for posting!”

  • “I hated making substitutions, but I didn’t have rum or currants. I used Applejack brandy & cranberries instead. The bread smelled divine in the oven! It came out a perfect, nicely risen loaf that was sweet & moist. I’ll be keeping this recipe around & buying me some Cpt. Morgan’s. Thanks for sharing Susie!UPDATE:I have now made this recipe several times, but until today was unable to find currents.My mom is in town visiting for the holiday & she wanted to try this recipe.We lucked out finding one box of currents & soaked them in brandy, subbed the buttermilk with sour cream & still this bread is moist, delicious & I now LOVE the currents!”

  • “If Heaven has a smell, this is it! It also tastes as good as it smells!The calories are worth a splurge, but hard not to go back for seconds!”

  • “I was looking for a recipe for overripe bananas when I stumbled across this jewel.I substituted something I always have, craisins, for something I never have, currents.I also didn’t have time to make a loaf so used muffin tins and baked for 20 min.The results were excellent!Another Zaar keeper.”

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