Banana Coconut Blueberry Cherry Bread

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
When my son Chad called me and said "mom we got to make a fruit-filled tropical style quick bread with everything we both like in it" I said ok what did you have in mind. He just loves blueberries in everything. He said " let's make your banana bread recipe with both our favorites in them, you love coconut and cherries and I love bananas and blueberries.

So that's how this one was created.

Here is my first born son Chad's adapted tropical banana, coconut, blueberry bread.

Chad is the dessert lover in the family and this was a great change in the recipe for the best everyday banana bread!



this is a banana bread with blueberries and coconut. A recipe on how to make this from scratch





This made two 9 inch loaves, one survived around an hour the other went home with him.


Thanks, Chad for this great adaption and with the next generation of innovative bakers this one a keeper for me too!



this is my son chad making his first banana bread creation with coconut, cherries and blueberries



Chad Likes to Experiment



My son chad loves to experiment on different ingredients.


He isn't a fan of any kind of nuts in the bread.


There is so much batter, you can easily make two small loaves and both accommodate anyone else in the home that loves nuts.


You could also omit the coconut or blueberries and add chocolate chips.



this is a banana bread with blueberries and coconut. A recipe on how to make this from scratch



Just get creative!



Needless to say, you can add whatever you like and get very creative with this basic banana bread batter.


He really loves the blueberries but also has added chopped diced pieces of apples and cinnamon in the batter as well.



this is my son chad making his first banana bread creation with coconut, cherries and blueberries



Great Anytime



This quick bread is great for dessert, it travels well and perfect for after school snacks.


Since it's so full of fruits, I pretend it's very healthy!


The kids really love this bread of all ages!




this is a banana bread with blueberries and coconut. A recipe on how to make this from scratch




Try some of these other quick bread:




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Cranberry  Banana Orange Bread
Apple Fritter Fried Cakes
Zucchini Coconut Bread
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Cranberry Orange Scones
Blueberry Strawberry Scones
Blueberry Cornbread



this is my son chad making his first banana bread creation with coconut, cherries and blueberries





Use Any Kind of Pans




The traditional pan to use for any quick breads like this banana bread is a loaf pan.


I have used mini loaf pans, square pans, brownie pans, and cupcake tins.


There is no right or wrong pan, just baking will take more or less time, depending on the vessels you choose.


If you decide you want to use a metal coffee can, the time will increase immensely.


Just remember to do that toothpick test in the middle, if it comes out clean its done!


If you make this in a sheet cake pan, dust with powdered sugar or a thin frosting if desired.




this is a banana bread with blueberries and coconut. A recipe on how to make this from scratch



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this is a banana bread with blueberries and coconut. A recipe on how to make this from scratch






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Yield: 8
this is a banana bread with blueberries and coconut. A recipe on how to make this from scratch

Banana Coconut Blueberry Cherry Bread Recipe

prep time: 10 mins cook time: 1-hour total time: 1 hour and 10 mins
This is a banana bread adapted to have coconut and cherries in it along with blueberries.

ingredients:

  • Mix together:
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • In another bowl beat well:
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cup mashed banana's
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped drained maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • optional: 1 cup walnuts and 1 teaspoon cinnamon

instructions:

  1. mom's original banana bread recipe.
  2.  if you want a plain loaf  then follow mom's recipe above
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mix till all are incorporated. Pour into two well-greased loaf pans or make muffins. Bake ar 350 for 45 to 60 minutes or until brown and middle is dry when tested with a toothpick.
  4. Note: you can even use a brownie-sized pan and make square cakes with this recipe
calories
220
fat (grams)
9
sat. fat (grams)
11
carbs (grams)
21
net carbs
15
protein (grams)
5
sugar (grams)
21
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16 comments

  1. Very creative of Chad to want to combine favorite fruits into banana bread! Also, I see that the maraschino cherries were used instead of the regular-yum. No doubt this was a success. The bread looks moist and packed with fruit, which is very enticing. You and Chad make a great team in the kitchen!

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  2. What a great combination of fruits. I love banana bread, I like this proposal very much. Bye, have a wonderful we

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  3. Claudia,
    Innovative cooks and bakers run in your family. My boys are the cooks in their families, for the most part.

    I want to make this bread soon. I love all of the fruits and coconut. I got a new bread pan, which I need to christen.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. I think the two of you certainly got this one right. It looks delicious - so does he :-). I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  5. Beautiful bread…handsome son! Love his NY hat…that’s my team!

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  6. I'm with you, Chad. Bananas and blueberries...two of my favorites. This bread looks too good to resist. I'm on it! :)

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  7. Dear Claudia, I see the apple did not fall far from the tree!! Your son's tropical bread looks delicious and sounds wonderful!! I would love a slice! Blessings for a beautiful weekend my dear, your friend, Catherine xoxo

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  8. Of course, this is the best. Look at what Chad added and maraschino cherries oh my.

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  9. Clever man in addition to being gorgeous. :)

    What a beautiful bread. I have to agree with the blueberry idea. I love blueberries in anything or just by themselves.

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  10. Hi there! I made this bread with my daughter and we loved it! What a creative twist on traditional banana bread - we are having it again for Easter brunch.

    Buona Pasqua!

    I just love your blog!

    -Angela

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  11. This looks great, Claudia. I love that your son is into cooking and baking too... his future wife will love it also hehe.

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  12. Oooh coconut and blueberries, that sounds pretty darn amazing!

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  13. Sounds delicious. And if he bakes desserts, he won't be staying single for long! :)

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  14. What a great idea!! This bread sounds fantastic!

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  15. Your son did good! This looks absolutely delicious for either breakfast or a light dessert.

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  16. This is very creative. What a lovely son you have including your favorites in the bread as well. Looks delicious and I love the cherries added, I love it all. Great sweet guest post and your son is a doll.

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