This was the other bread that I brought to my aunt's Hawaiian themed BBQ. Everyone loved this treat, too!
Banana-Walnut Coconut Bread
Adapted from Epicurious & seen on Joelen's Culinary Adventures
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 very ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 4 x 8 inch loaf pan, dust the inside with flour and tap out the excess. Put the pan on an insulated baking sheet. This extra insulation will keep the bottom of the bread from over baking.
2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together bananas, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, walnuts and 1/2 cup coconut in a large bowl until combined well, then fold in flour mixture until flour is just moistened.
3. Pour the batter in and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup coconut. Bake for 1 hour. Transfer bread to a rack and cool slightly.