Coconut Banana Bread

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Barlean’s.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

All of it.


Not even a crumb was left.

The only evidence was the cooling rack on the floor.

That’s what happened a couple of weeks ago when I made this Coconut Banana Bread for the first time.

So what happened to the bread?

A certain brown dog decided to devour the WHOLE loaf as it cooled on top of the stove.

Coconut Banana Bread | happyfitmama.comSo innocent looking, huh?

I thought nothing of it when I set the bread to cool on top of the stove as the family and I set out to do errands.  I’ve done that a thousand times with Cooper not even noticing it. But something in the past few months has made Cooper decide that he’s now a puppy who causes mischief.  Or maybe he is finally getting in touch with his lab side?

Nothing is safe anymore.

At 12 years old, he just discovered that we have a garbage can in the kitchen that has wonderfully delicious morsels in it.  It could be regular human food scraps that he eats or it could be something that once contained food.  He’ll eat an empty yogurt squeezer tube just to have a taste of yogurt.  And if you are wondering, yes, we did see that yogurt squeezer again.  Two days later, when he threw it up.

You would think that after eating a huge loaf of banana bread (with chocolate chips too!), he would get sick.

Coconut Banana Bread |

Nope.  Not Cooper.  He often will regurgitate his dog food and we have to feed him in an incline position because of his Megaesophagus but he kept down a whole freakin’ loaf of bread.

Maybe this Coconut Banana Bread is the cure for his illness?

Don’t count on it Cooper.

Keep your paws off my Coconut Banana Bread.

Try this easy Coconut Banana Bread recipe full of good for you ingredients that the whole family will love.

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Coconut Banana Bread
  • 1¾ cups oat flour
  • ¼ cup Barlean's Energy Blend
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup virgin coconut oil, melted (I use Barlean's Culinary Coconut Oil)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk of your choice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9 x 5 bread pan with coconut oil.
  2. In medium bowl, combine ingredients through salt.
  3. In stand mixer, add mashed bananas, coconut oil, eggs and coconut sugar. Beat for one minute. Add milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla and beat one minute. Add the dry ingredients to the wet until combined. Stir in chocolate chips (if using).
  4. Pour batter in prepared bread pan.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool in pan for 5-10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.


This recipe is very similar to my Coconut Banana Muffins except that I subbed in Barlean’s Energy Blend.  It’s packed with superfoods – ground flaxseed and chia seeds. It also has unsweetened shredded coconut and Panax Ginseng which can help in physical endurance and mental alertness (something all runners want, right?).

Barlean's happyfitmama.comBarlean’s Energy Blend can easily be blended into bars and baked goods or sprinkled into oatmeal, smoothies, salads or yogurt. The possibilities are endless!

The possibilities are also endless on what to put in this cute LunchBots container.  I was looking forward to using it for my lunches or snacks to work.  However, my son had different ideas when he staked it as his own the day it arrived. He’s a fan of bento style lunches and snacks so this is perfect for carrying a little bit of everything for snacking.


My fingers are crossed that Cooper doesn’t break into any LunchBots next.

Do you have a dog?  What’s the craziest thing they’ve gotten into?

Banana Bread or Zucchini Bread – which is better?






17 comments on “Coconut Banana Bread

  1. Oh boy, you made me laugh so hard 😀 our dog is not big enough to reach the table or stove but i’ll make it a point to check for chairs and stuff that she could use as stairs from now on. Never know 🙂

  2. OMG that is hilarious…only because StarFire would do the exact same thing!!! And the “resurgence” of the yogurt wrap – yep, we’ve seen something like that too. Ah, aren’t dogs the best?
    That bread looks AMAZING and I love all things banana bread this time of year…no matter what is in it. I have to say, I’m really intrigued by that energy blend! It makes so much sense!!
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  3. One time, when Alex got home from the hospital, I went into our bedroom with him to catch up. I was gone maybe 2 minutes before I came back out to get something… to find the dog standing on the table. Just standing. I don’t think either one of us knew what to do at first! But it was hilarious!

  4. Thanks for sharing your recipe! That looks delicious – if it’s coconut anything sign me up!
    I laughed out loud when I read that your dog at the first loaf! Classic. Sounds like he liked it too 😉
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  5. Crazy Cooper!!

    I am all about baking these days- especially as we haven’t turned the heat on yet and it’s a bit chillier than I’d like in the kitchen. This recipe sounds amazing! I love that you used oat flour.

  6. OMG this made me laugh so much! It’s too true… we’ve actually caught Charlie on the kitchen table trying to steal some cookies. Ollie will just eat everything and anything we let him. The bread looks delicious – I love quick breads this time of year and the oat flour sounds so good in the recipe.

  7. This recipe is interesting. I have never tried to make one before, but it looks delicious. Can’t wait to try this for the kids.

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