Blueberry-Coconut Banana Bread


Crunchy walnuts, sweet blueberries, and tropical coconut flakes make this banana bread recipe far from ordinary. That's not all: A nutty streusel topping will have everyone fighting over the last slice of coconut banana bread.

Blueberry-Coconut Banana Bread
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup mashed bananas (4 to 5 medium)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup vegetable oil or melted butter

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

  • ¼ cup flaked coconut

  • 1 recipe Streusel-Nut Topping (optional)

Streusel-Nut Topping

  • 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoon butter

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9 x 5 x 3-inch or two 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and ginger. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl stir together eggs, bananas, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Meanwhile, toss 1/2 cup of bluberries with 1 Tbsp. flour. Fold blueberries and walnuts into batter. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s). SprinkIe an additional 1/4 cup blueberries and Streusel-Nut Topping over batter.

  3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes for the 9 x 5 x 3-inch pan or 45 to 55 minutes for the 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2-inch pans or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center(s) comes out clean. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Cool in pan(s) on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan(s). Cool completely on rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Streusel-Nut Topping

  1. In a small bowl combine brown sugar and flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
9g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Protein 2g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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