Cinnamon-Coconut-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


This is a riff on a super popular and delicious recipe from the site: Cathy's Banana Bread. This version incorporates other reviewers' suggestions to use a mix of white and brown sugar and to use butter instead of margarine. It also includes a little coconut and cinnamon. The coconut toasts nicely on top, adds great texture, and smells and tastes amazing with the banana and the chocolate.

Cinnamon-Coconut-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Cream white sugar, brown sugar, and butter together in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in banana, sour cream, and vanilla.

  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in another bowl; gently stir into wet mixture just until combined.

  4. Toss together chocolate chips, coconut, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Fold about 2/3 of the mixture into the batter, then pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chip mixture.

  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 60 to 65 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
10g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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