Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Zucchini (NO... BANANA!!!) Coconut Loaf

This bread is seriously yummy. I love the chewiness of the coconut too. Mmmm. However, I was out of zucchini, and had some insanely ripe bananas on the counter and I thought..... Hmmmm.... I could probably substitute banana in there. M-M-Good! If you have zucchini try that, if not, don't we ALL have over ripe bananas on our counters. Try my version and tell me what you think :)
Happy Baking,

Zucchini (or Banana) Coconut Loaf
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup currants


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  2. In small pan boil one cup water. Add currants or raisins, and boil for two minutes. Drain.
  3. In mixing bowl beat egg, oil, and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, measure flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut, walnuts, and currants or raisins. Stir to combine thoroughly. Pour all at once over batter in mixing bowl. Stir to moisten. Turn into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn out on rack. Cool and wrap.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yum! I definately have to try this recipe. My mom used to make us zucchini chocolate chip cookies that were so good. i love zucc baked goods. thank you Jennifer!