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teefay

Best Bread Machine Recipe - Bana Coconut Bread

 


Sorry I havent posted in a while but there is a great Banana Coconut Recipe that's really easy to make in the best bread machine which is my Zojirushi BBCCX20. I havent  tried this recipe in any other bread machines but I am sure it will turn out just fine. Anyways, here goes..


 


Banana Coconut Nut Bread for bread machine


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3/4 cup Banana -- mashed
3/4 cup Buttermilk
1 1/2 Eggs
3 tablespoons Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/3 cup Coconut
1 1/2 tablespoons Vital gluten -- to 3 tbls
3 2/3 cups Whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons Yeast
1/2 cup Nuts - chopped


Add ingredients according to manufacturer's directions. Medium color setting.
Makes 1-1/2 lb loaf. Add nuts at the beep.


 


Make sure to to come back and share your resuts and feedback.


 


Regards,


 


Tee


 

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kazd's picture
kazd

Well, that sounds delicious. I have also been thinking of using coconut in a bread. Can I ask if you used desiccated coconut or shredded coconut? (Desiccated is drier and quite short, shredded is a bit moister with much longer pieces).

teefay's picture
teefay

I Use shredded coconut.


 


Regards,

HuskerMychal's picture
HuskerMychal

I do not have a bread maker. :-(    Think this can be converted to a oven formulla?


Mychal

teefay's picture
teefay

Yes you can make this recipe in the oven as well. I think bread made in the oven can be a little bit better than bread from a bread machine but with more work. Bread machines are just so easy and convenient.

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roxbakes

Hi there,


 


I finally got a Zo, too, on Mother's Day! It's been the most frustrating appliance experience ever, but I eventualy figure out some good recipes. While it makes an excellent dough(that's why I don't give up on it!), the baking is terrible. I have to brush the top with egg and cover the window with foil and a towel, in order to get some browned top.


 


Well, anyway, I'd love to try this recipe. What setting did you use? And do you think it would be ok without the extra gluten?  Can you please post some pics too, I want to see how it compares.



Thanks! Happy baking!


 


Roxana

suzabella's picture
suzabella

Hi, I made this loaf in my Zojirushi BBCCX20 following the recipe exactly. Very tasty but a tad on the dry side. Would you recommend adding a bit more buttermilk? Other suggestion?


I added chopped walnuts at the beginning (did not wait for the beep). Worked well. Even distribution of all ingredients.


Would definitely repeat this loaf with more moisture.

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berryblondeboys

Well, I looked at this recipe this morning, didn't remember it exactly and decided to 'wing it' downstairs. I had coconut and bananas  to use up, chopped walnuts to use up (yet to be incorporated) and buttermilk to be used up. But, I didn't look at your recipe and just kind of 'winged it' What was I THINKING? LOL


We'll see what I end up with. I doubled everything as I had double everything. But you know what? i think it's pretty darn close to what you posted. I added flour to just make it feel the right consistency with all the wet stuff. It's beginnign to rise and it is rising, so we'll see. Could be fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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berryblondeboys

So, I did my winging it bread last night - only remembering the components of your bread - coconut, nuts, bananas and buttermilk (all things I had that needed to be used up). I used both bread flour and white whole wheat flour and didn't add baking soda or wheat gluten, but otherwise, it's pretty close to what you mentioned - just tripled in size and not measureed out flour - went for the right feel of the dough. I used 4 ripe bananas and the entire bag of coconut. You can see little strips of coconut in the finished, sliced loaf. That's way more coconut than your recipe, but as I said, I was winging it and it worked.


 


It is DELICIOUS. I agree. I've never had anything like it before, but will be making it again. We all love it! So good, we are giving one loaf away as a gift.


 


Here's a couple pictures to entice others to try:



roxbakes's picture
roxbakes

May I say gorgeous?! :) I just got to try it now, I was not sure if it's going to come out ok without the added gluten, but you confirmed that it shall be ok! Thanks for the feedback!

kazd's picture
kazd

So glad it worked! I am also keen to try this. Do you know what the bag of coconut weighed? We could divide by three (loaves) and figure out how much is in each loaf.

berryblondeboys's picture
berryblondeboys

I have no idea how much the coconut weighed. I just tossed it in and threw away the packaging. It was just a typical store bought shredded coconut. Nothing fancy like the dried coconut or baker's coconut.

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berryblondeboys

When I went to the store today, I looked at the bag of coconut I had used. It's 14 ozs. So, to make a single loaf, versus my 3, you would use just under 5 ounces. Or, to be precise, 4 ozs and 0.66 of an ounce.


 


Melissa

kazd's picture
kazd

Hey thanks for checking. I was hoping you might glance at the packet next time you saw one.


Well, that is stacks of coconut! Your 4.6 ounce per loaf (about 130 grams) is about 3 times the amount I used (about 1.5 ounce per loaf or 40 grams).


Still, good to know the loaves rose well, and tasted good. 


Cheers, Kaz.


 


 


 

teefay's picture
teefay

Glad everybody liked the recipe. It came right out of my bread machine recipe book I put together a few weeks ago. Feel free to check it out and leave a comment if you enjoyed the recipes.


 


Regards,


Tee

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kazd


I finally had a chance to make this bread on the weekend. I was impressed - it was delicious! But first I had to clear my head of expecting a "banana bread" - ie a cake. My first bite was disappointing. "Not sweet enough", I thought. But then after dinner I had another slice, and this time the fragrance of the banana came through strongly... then for supper another two slices, unadorned, with a glass of milk - divine.


 


Shiao-ping's banana sourdough post suggests that banana is about 75% liquid. So my 250gms of banana ended up being about 180 grams water. I didn't need to add any extra water and it was certainly a sticky dough.


 


I didn't use a bread machine, made it by hand, and it worked out fine.


 


It was fantastic to have a fruit loaf that doesn't have the typical raisins/spices in it! 


 


Thanks teefay for a great recipe.


 


suzabella's picture
suzabella

I've made this recipe a second time altering the originally posted recipe by using 1% Buttermilk (1 cup) and 1 egg (approx. 65 g weight in shell). The increased amount of moisture (buttermilk) worked well in my bread machine. A really delicious bread. Thank you TeeFay. My husband loves this bread too!!

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best bread maker

Just trying this now yum a lovely recipe best bread maker

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heavens9002

When I went to the store today, I looked at the bag of coconut I had used. It's 14 ozs. So, to make a single loaf, versus my 3, you would use just under 5 ounces. Or, to be precise, 4 ozs and 0.66 of an ounce. I have written a blogpost about it on bread machines

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slueless

New to bread making. Just got a zoj. and Im confused about ingredients order. Things like honey, eggs, the bananas, oil etc. one hint I got was to put egg in cup before the water so it decreases the water content, does that work? Can you help me with some of these problems?

Thank You

Suzanne