Toasted Coconut Walnut Banana Bread


Wanted to share this beautiful poem, just for reading and enjoying sake… πŸ™‚ It took me two reads to get the whole gyst of it… hehe… just a beautiful way of putting the concept of love…



OK, off to another lovely bread that I baked some time ago. Anything with banana, I am always game, but then if it has coconut and walnuts, then I just cannot resist. When I saw this recipe at Shema’s space, I knew I had to try it, as all the flavors mentioned are just what I would have loved. And I was definitely not mistaken. I baked this the night before for breakfast the next day morning and so guilt-lessly gulped into two large slices along with my cup of green tea at office. Shared a part with my colleagues as well, who loved it – yeah, the little bunch who sit with me and bare with me day in and day out, I don’t know if I am actually torturing them by making them my “taste testers”, hehe… so far I have not received any complaints!!! πŸ˜‰ A bread that I loved to have along with breakfast and recommended if you are a banana-coconut lover!


Toasted Coconut Walnut Banana Bread

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 bananas mashed well
  • 3/4 cup dessicated coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • 3 tbsp coconut flakes for topping


  • Toast the coconut flakes in a saucepan till nicely browned. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Grease and flour a large loaf pan and set aside.
  • Mix all dry ingredients from flours to salt in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil and brown sugar till combined.
  • Add the milk, vanilla and banana and beat again.
  • Now slowly add in the dry ingredients in batches, beating with each addition till no lumps. Instead of beating, you can use your whisk and combine well.
  • Finally add in the toasted coconut flakes and walnuts and give one final mix.
  • Pour into the loaf pan and tap to level. Sprinkle the coconut flakes on the top evenly.
  • Bake in the oven for 65-75 minutes till tester comes out clean - my oven took me 80 minutes for the cake to be done.
  • Cool in the pan. Slice and serve!

Join the Conversation

  1. A lovely poem indeed..yummy looking bread with nice flavours

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  2. Such a fantastic bread, love to start my day with it,very beautiful peom.

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  3. poem is beautifful, got a few goose bumps :), love the bread

    1. Thank you so much Nammi… πŸ™‚

  4. Fully flavored bread loaf.nice lines by the way

    1. Thank you so much Ramya…

  5. That sounds like a lovely combination for a bread Rafee. It has turned out well. Also, beautiful poem πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  6. Loved all the flavors in this beautiful bread..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria….

  7. Looks deliciously yummy!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  8. Lovely poem… Bread looks so yumm…

    1. Thank you so much Vijaya…

  9. Lovely poem and delicious bread..kya baat hai πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Jayanthy…

  10. Hi Rafeeda, thanks for the beautiful poem. That's lovely. And off course your bread look very delicious and inviting. Great to go with coffee.

    Have a nice day.

    1. Thank you so much Amelia…

  11. Rafi-de ullil evideyo oru kaviyithri olinju kidappundennu thonnunu πŸ™‚
    Coconut walnut banana bread looks yummy, perfect bake!!

    1. Hehe…kavayathriyalla, pakshe vaayikkanishtaa… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot, Prathibha…

  12. Soft and super moist bread, nice poem too.

    1. Thank you so much Sanoli…

  13. Both poem and bread are wonderful.. Wish to be your taste testers….

    1. Thank you so much Farin…

  14. Flavorful and yummy bread,toasted coconut will make it extra special.

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  15. A beautiful poem…..lovely banana bread dear…….

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  16. Appreciate your enthusiasm in trying so many kinds of bakes Rafeeda. Looks delicious iam sure this must have tasted great

    1. I love to bake, Swasthi, gives me a lot of satisfaction… thanks a lot dear…

  17. beautiful combination of coconut n d loaf

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

  18. Perfect clicks and the perfect write ups!!

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  19. bread looks so yum and sounds healthy.. will try soon.. (Just got a loaf pan yesterday… he he he :))))

    1. Thank you so much Tanya… πŸ™‚

  20. Great poem…it was a really good read πŸ™‚ Love your flavorful bread too…I have got to try this soon πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Gita… πŸ™‚

  21. I so want to try this one!!

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  22. Lovely poem Rafee…Bread turned out well.

    1. Thank you so much Shaami…

  23. looks too good.. love the addition of coconut flakes..

    1. Thank you so much Laxmi…

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